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remoandiris

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Posted: 04/09/12 07:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Knowing to level front to back is easy. I have a bubble level at the compartment of my front landing gear. I can tell right away if I need to retract or extend the front gear. Leveling left and right is not so easy.

I have been in only 2 CGs with sites that were noticeably uneven L-R, but just lived with it for the few days I was there.

At what point in the setup process do you folks check level L-R? How do you check it? I thought about putting a torpedo level on the pin box while still attached to the truck, but I don't know if it will work correctly.


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I have one of those big bubble levels on the pin box that I can see from the truck mirror. a full index mark to one side or the other is two of my stackable leveling pads. Just a learned behavior after a few trial and errors.

I get a little uneasy if we are off to far left to right.


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R to L is the first thing to be corrected. While we are still hooked up we check the level to see if we need to lay a block or two down to have her sitting level. So we back her in to the exact spot we want the trailer, then ck for r/l level, if needed, pull forward just enough to lay blocks needed, then back her up and ck she is right. Then we put in chocks and unhook


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I have a set of the RV levels that indicate about how many inches the trailer is out of level - one is mounted for and aft, and the other side to side. Once I get backed into the site, I check the side to side level. I have found that if I am within 1 inch of level, we can't tell the difference. Ideally, we like our trailer tilted slightly (1 inch or less) to the port side because (due to the layout of our trailer) the bathtub, kitchen sink, and both holding tanks drain to that side. We carry an assortment of 2x12 by 1 foot long that we can drive up onto to get things more or less level side to side. As you have said, fore and aft is easy ....


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Mile High wrote:

I have one of those big bubble levels on the pin box that I can see from the truck mirror. a full index mark to one side or the other is two of my stackable leveling pads. Just a learned behavior after a few trial and errors.

I get a little uneasy if we are off to far left to right.


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X3 on the bubble level on the pin box. When the DW determines that's where she wants the trailer I look at the level in the mirror and she gets out the required blocks to level L to R. Once done I put in the tire locks and unhitch and then level front to back. Lower the rear jack and then I start on the hook-ups while she goes in and runs out the slides and does the inside. By the time I get the electric, water, and sewer hooked up the inside is ready, the awning comes out along with 2 chairs and cold beer... Life is good....


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remoandiris wrote:

Knowing to level front to back is easy. I have a bubble level at the compartment of my front landing gear. I can tell right away if I need to retract or extend the front gear. Leveling left and right is not so easy.

I have been in only 2 CGs with sites that were noticeably uneven L-R, but just lived with it for the few days I was there.

At what point in the setup process do you folks check level L-R? How do you check it? I thought about putting a torpedo level on the pin box while still attached to the truck, but I don't know if it will work correctly.


You check it during the set up process with a bubble level at the front and back.


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Mile High wrote:

I have one of those big bubble levels on the pin box that I can see from the truck mirror.


I know what you're talking about. I'll have to get one of those.

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I am fussy about being level left to right; not as much front to back. I like the front a tad lower so the water in the shower runs to the drain which is in the front. I cannot handle being unlevel left to right. So when DH backs up to the spot, we have a level on the back bumper and a 2' level I put on the floor in the entry way. Decide how much we need to go up and on what side. Put the blocks down, move the trailer forward, put the blocks where the tires were and have him back up onto the blocks. Then we do the rest of the set up.


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Put another bubble level on the front of your camer for l/r. I choose against the giant bubble level cause they are ugly.

When I leveled mine out I had the slides out and tires cooled down since that can change your l/r leveling


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