Today has been another windy day. It seems like we get one or two nice days and then its real windy for a day or two, I'm not sure why that's happening but I don't like it.
I went out this morning before the wind picked up and readjusted my bubble levels on the front of the Arctic Fox. I have been meaning to do this for quite some time because it bothers me that my outside bubble levels don't correspond with what's going on inside the trailer.
It's really the side to side levels I'm talking about since their the most important and have to be right before I can unhook because after I unhook I can't change the side to side level.
Normally side to side level is achieved by putting blocks under the tires on the low side of the trailer after making a wild guess as to how many blocks you need to use. One of my levels is supposed to tell me how many inches I need to raise the low side, but I have found it to be no more accurate than my wild guesses.
I have a big bubble level in the middle of the front of the Arctic Fox that I can see through my rear view mirror and I use it for getting close to being level by driving around, backing up, and pulling forward, until I can find a spot that's approximately level. Then I get out and look at my little level and make an educated guess as to how many inches I need to raise the low side if at all.
After some amount of time, and a certain amount of bumpy dirt roads these levels, and the person driving the truck, can get out of whack and no longer function as well as they once did. That's what has happened to me and my two levels. The levels can be adjusted, I can't.
So I put my little torpedo level in the bottom of the freezer compartment of the refrigerator, found that it was level side to side, then went outside and adjusted my levels so they were both level matching the freezer.
The big level in the center of the Arctic Fox was easy to adjust because you can loosen the screws move it little bit and tighten the screws again. The little level was a bit more difficult. It's glued to the front of the trailer with that little piece of foam that's sticky on both sides and usually does a pretty good job of holding things in place. But in the heat of the desert the foam can droop, as can I. I normally droop so I'm used to it, but when the level droops the trailer is not level and I roll out of bed in the middle of the night.
Two solve the drooping problem, not mine but the levels, I screwed the little level to the front of the Arctic Fox, so now it's drooping days are over....Mine continue.
you probably thought I had used up my powwow pictures... Nope!