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Posted: 04/19/12 01:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm out learning my new rig and trying to figure out the best way to get leveled.

It's been suggested that I use these...
http://www.level-trek.com/product.php

What do you use?

With a TC/truck, do I use those stick on levels?
Do I use the jacks to level the truck, thus lifting the load slightly, or is that not the way to do it?

I drove up on a few 2x6's, got the truck slightly leveled but I could still feel that I was dwon too far at the head...this is in my driveway for now.

Any guidance on how you do it is greatly appreciated!


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Posted: 04/19/12 01:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your camper should have levels on it, if not, it might be wise to get a couple and place them on the camper after getting it perfectly level.

I usually use chopped 2x6s stacked up to drive up onto to level out. I also carry some plywood squares (3/4" thick) as well for when I need less than the thickness of a 2x6.


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Posted: 04/19/12 01:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put a bubble in the fridge and level
it using lynx leveling blocks [emoticon]

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Posted: 04/19/12 01:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use 2 stick on bubble levles on left rear corner-use for lowereing raising camper. At camp-simple wood 2X6s-if needed, carry six to poasition truck. Can sight both direction with levels-if not off loading release tiedowns if needed to levle camper with jacks.


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Posted: 04/19/12 01:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use wood blocks and I have gotten used to surveying the terrain ( seeking the most reasonably level available) and just adding a few under only 1 or 2 tires at the most.

On one instance where I parked the site was less than ideal and I found out how well it did with the articulation of the suspension. I posted here about it: Leveling the camper: suspension articulation & heavy camper. This was by far the most out-of-level site I have parked... but...

...I was amazed at how well it leveled out without "micro-adjusting" the blocks! I like the cheap KISS prinipal of wood blocks...

I have heard that those RV Lego type levelers can break, but I am not knocking them.... just never used 'em.


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Posted: 04/19/12 01:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tried the stick on levels and did not like them. I take a 6" level with me and place it on the middle of the floor and make my adjustments. This is for dropping the camper which I do pretty much every time. On the truck I have several squares of plywood that I use to drive up on.


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Heres what I use. They offer varying degrees of lift. I carry 4 of them since I have a dually. On a SRW truck 2 should be fine. They store well in my slide out tray so they are always handy to get at. Never had any cracks or breakage.
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Posted: 04/19/12 02:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use 2x6's and then the air bags after which I lower the rear jacks for stabilization and can get another inch or so of leveling out of them. For an indicator I open the door halfway and let go. If it stays there I'm perfectly level (or close enough)


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Posted: 04/19/12 07:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We carry short pieces of 2x6 , also around here there are always a few rocks you can throw under the wheels, we have a 12 volt DC fridge and don't really pay much attention to leveling.


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Posted: 04/19/12 07:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the same yellow tri-leveler blocks as Kerry4951 and use a cheap 6" torpedo level. When I'm boondocking, quite often a couple shovels of dirt moved is quick and simple.


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