How can I push my camper into the site and still level it?

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  1. singerguy

    singerguy New Member

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    You guys are all the best. Thanks for your thoughts on this. I have camped several places in northern NH as a kid where we would back into the site and then align the PUP by hand for optimal site enjoyment. Now that I’m grown with my own I’m just trying to think the whole thing out. You’ve given me several good ideas to consider... much appreciated.
     
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    That gate will seem 10ft wide when you can clearly see everything so easily. I do not even need a spotter squeeking it into my garage.
     
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    Hey more pictures loaded in that post today than yesterday. You weren’t getting in that one with the TV.
     
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    Do you think it would work on grass, or gravel?
     
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    I'll probably knock over said marker, trying to back In.
     
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    Eric Webber Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It does. To both.

    But you cannot go through anything too soft. For that, I keep two 8 inch wide boards to roll over when needdd. It will dig a trench through early spring wet soil
     
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    I suspect it would work better with an Aliner than an Arcadia though, due to size and weight.
     
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    Cool, that's what we have! Expensive I hear, but....we'll see if we end up needing it.
     
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    Well yeah, that's why I used it as an example. :p

    The smaller ones probably don't need a dolly at all to move about--you probably know by now if yours is one of them. The popup in my photo above was about 1900 lbs and we pushed that thing everywhere. It's one reason we suck at backing up our current trailer. No practice. It's easier to drop the trailer onto the ball than back the ball to the trailer!
     
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    No, we haven't been able to use our aliner yet, we live in Minnesota, cold, and snow. But, I sure appreciate your help.
     
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    unclemark Overland Park, KS

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    To the OP: I think this is reasonable. Be alert and cautious and keep your fingers away from the underside of the tire when the camper is jacked up, and even if the bottle jack tips over it's no big deal. You'll likely need to use this technique occasionally anyway, even if you manage to back into every campsite from now on. Maybe you'll misread your levels or the ground will be soft, or for some reason your camper door will bind up, and you'll need to straighten the camper after you've unhooked. A bottle jack is a wonderful thing.
     

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