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Galvanizd

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Posted: 10/31/19 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I level side to side using the LGTM system. Then I use the bathroom door for front to back. Depending on which way it swings, raise or lower the front jack. The, Looks Good To Me, system works fairly well for me. if its way off, usually find another camp spot.

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Find another spot?? You're kidding! And miss out on on that entertainment? [emoticon] We view a really un-level spot as a challenge, a fun opportunity for stacking up a lot of rocks and Lego blocks, like this:

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After spending an hour attempting to get the trailer level, we can't move because we have sunk so much time and energy into trying to cope with a bad campsite. [emoticon]

This is an example of the "sunk cost fallacy," kind of like throwing good money after bad. There really is a time, as Galvanizd indicates, in which discretion is the wiser part of valor.


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Galvanizd

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Posted: 10/31/19 09:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

profdant139 wrote:

Find another spot?? You're kidding! And miss out on on that entertainment? [emoticon] We view a really un-level spot as a challenge, a fun opportunity for stacking up a lot of rocks and Lego blocks, like this:

[image]
[image]Click For Full-Size Image.

After spending an hour attempting to get the trailer level, we can't move because we have sunk so much time and energy into trying to cope with a bad campsite. [emoticon]

This is an example of the "sunk cost fallacy," kind of like throwing good money after bad. There really is a time, as Galvanizd indicates, in which discretion is the wiser part of valor.


That brought a smile. wow.

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Posted: 10/31/19 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not simply use a hydraulic floor jack, a piece of firewood, and one scissors jack, then forget about the tongue jack. [emoticon]

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