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sharker6

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Posted: 05/23/12 10:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

carjocky wrote:

sharker6 wrote:

I carry a 4' level. The longer the level the more accurate. Those small levels just don't cut it. Plus, I sit for a month at a time.


I now use a level app on my iphone. Works great. levels all angles at the same time.


Problem, it's only leveling the small area under your iphone. It least that area is level.


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I had to install the little levels on my new TT. So first I had to level it with my big level. I put the big level in about 10 different places in the trailer. It didn't always read the same. When the majority of the readings indicated level, and it felt level in my mind . . . I tried a dozen different places to install the little level so it read right (I have the T level). Turned out to be an odd spot on top of the bumper. Looks funny and I'm sure the screws would interfere with putting a slinky in the bumper. Good thing I have the Valterra carriers screwed to the side of the I-beam.


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Man, you guys really make this a chore don't you??

I'm glad I don't have to go thru all of that to get the dang thing level...

This is just what works for me and been doing it this way for 10 years with the same TT..

I've got the original round bubble level they gave me as part of the 'starter kit' when I bought the TT 10 years ago..

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I just place this on the tongue and it tells me side to side and front to back in one easy location. If it's more than a full bubble off, I know I need 1 set of boards under the low side tires. Then I unhitch and set the front to back. Set the corner jacks and call it good..

Works for me..

Mitch


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I make sure my fridge is level and all else is good.

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powderman426 wrote:

You might want to check the level on the floor one time to be sure the levels on the trailer were installed correctly. After that just use the trailer. Level side to side using blocks, the front to back using the tongue jack. Then lower the stabilizer jacks and go have a beer. or two, or three. Oh you get the point.


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MitchF150 wrote:

Man, you guys really make this a chore don't you??

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I just place this on the tongue and it tells me side to side and front to back in one easy location. If it's more than a full bubble off, I know I need 1 set of boards under the low side tires. Then I unhitch and set the front to back. Set the corner jacks and call it good..

Works for me..

Mitch


That is exactly what I do with the IPhone app. It is the same type of level. Heck it even beeps when it is level. Put it on the tongue and presto if it is in line on the tongue I have not had it being a problem thru out.



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MitchF150 wrote:

Man, you guys really make this a chore don't you??

I'm glad I don't have to go thru all of that to get the dang thing level...

This is just what works for me and been doing it this way for 10 years with the same TT..

I've got the original round bubble level they gave me as part of the 'starter kit' when I bought the TT 10 years ago..

Looks similar to this



I just place this on the tongue and it tells me side to side and front to back in one easy location. If it's more than a full bubble off, I know I need 1 set of boards under the low side tires. Then I unhitch and set the front to back. Set the corner jacks and call it good..

Works for me..

Mitch

I wish my T level would have worked there . . . it would have been much more convenient. But the coupler was made in China and I don't think they considered the possibility someone would want to do that. I'm willing to bet there aren't a lot of RVers in China with experience in this area.

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gmw photos wrote:

I keep a little 10" torpedo level just inside the door, under the edge of the carpet mat. I have found it reads the same as my four foot carpenter level. I've also checked it all and found that if the floor right there at the door is level both side to side and front to back, then everything else is level too ( stove, refer and galley counter top.

I have also found that if the trailer starts out dead level with the ( one and only ) streetside slide "in", then once it's extended, then I am slightly tilted that way. So, if I do in fact 'start out level' then I roll the streetside tires up onto a thickness of 3/4" plywood, and it comes out correct when the slide extends.

On my fiver, extending the slide does not change anything. Imagine my surprise the first time I set up my TT and discovered I needed to be almost a half a bubble off plumb to start with.

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Ozlander wrote:

If you have a cook in the family, the only thing important is the stove. So level the stove and everything else will be close enough.


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I keep a little 10" torpedo level just inside the door, under the edge of the carpet mat. I have found it reads the same as my four foot carpenter level. I've also checked it all and found that if the floor right there at the door is level both side to side and front to back, then everything else is level too ( stove, refer and galley counter top.

I have also found that if the trailer starts out dead level with the ( one and only ) streetside slide "in", then once it's extended, then I am slightly tilted that way. So, if I do in fact 'start out level' then I roll the streetside tires up onto a thickness of 3/4" plywood, and it comes out correct when the slide extends.

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