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X3 or whatever. We use a torpedo level, level r/l, unhook, level f/b. Like 'er good and level before the slide comes out. We have a good selection of pieces of plywood, Trex and 2x6, and use whatever combo is needed to get r/l level. We check the level inside the door. I like the idea of checking plumb too, that would really be a great second check on r/l level.

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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, too, have a large level assembly attached to the pin box that I can see while backing up. I always set up "out of level" by one block with the street side low. This does two things for me; keeps the A/C drainage flowing to the street side (not off the awning/patio side) and makes the waste tank drains the "low point" in the tank/piping layout to aid in draining those. One block (~1") over the width of the trailer is not noticeable to us and keeps things flowing away from our "outside living area" and towards the drains. Leveling L to R is always done first after the overall locating of the coach on the site. Many times, by watching the level in the mirror, I can put the coach in a spot that doesn't even need blocks by pulling forward or going backward a foot or two.

I carry two sets of the Lynx type blocks and whatever doesn't go under the tires for leveling, goes under the stab jacks in the rear (they are most effective when run down less than 50% of their capacity) or under the sewer hose for additional support on really long runs when needed. Even use a couple under the third step of the entrance stairs for added stability...many uses for those little plastic interlocking squares; limited only by your imagination.


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It is the first thing I do. I pull on the sight look at my level and use the proper amount of blocks to level up then unhook and level front to back.

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I don't know if its called the same in America, but if you carry an Android equipped smart phone or Tablet computer, you can download a leveling app. Park up place your cell phone on a level surface, job done. No need to Cary a huge spirit level.
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The stick-on levels usually come in a pack of two. Guess why?

I put them on the front driver side corner, where I can see both from the landing jack switch position. I cannot see them from the truck seat, but I don't find that important. What is important is that I know how much a mark on the level equates to blocks under the tires. Those marks are calibrated at 1" in 8', which is perfect for the trailer side to side. If I'm out of level 1 mark, I need one set of blocks under the tires. Works for front to back also, but takes some extra math to multply the error by 8' increments.


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coolmom42 wrote:

HTT to be? wrote:

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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AZ T&T wrote:

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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I carry a laser level and a 4 foot level. I back up and use the laser level if I am staying a long time at the site.
If i am passing through I use the four foot level on the back bumper just a few feet to where the wheels will end up. I can tell with the level bubble how many boards I need to place under the tire.Then I back up onto the boards, then double check on the back bumper I try to be a tad higher on the refigerator side. Then I level front to back with a torpedo level on the fridge.


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Droid app=Xclinometer on the inside floor.

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2oldman wrote:

Droid app=Xclinometer on the inside floor.

I JUST NOW downloaded this app to my Droid. This is a very neat app. Thank you for posting this. Happy Camping.

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