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I notice that many Class C's do not have automatic levelers and many just use blocks under the tires. My question is with the MH just being supported by the suspension how do you keep the MH from moving when you walk inside? Is the movement less in a shorter class C say 24 ft vs 30 ft? Is the movement less with a heavier suspension say 450 vs 350? Been looking at 24 ft MH's with a full wall slide. In my Class A I notice a lot of movement when the levelers are not extended.

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I have a 24' 2012 Nexus E-350 C, no slides or levelers, I use the yellow Leggo blocks and they work just fine. Hardly any movement in the coach. The heavy duty Bilstein's probably help.

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My 30ft Cambria is mostly stable without the levelers down but personally i would not be without them, especially on breezy or windy days.

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Some of the Sprinter based coaches have power rear stabilizer jacks included, or as an option, that can be deployed to help keep the coach from moving when people walk around inside. They're similar to some of the stabilizing jacks you'll see on either end of a travel trailer. Our '18 Navion has them, but really hasn't needed them in our travels, so far.


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Winnebago Aspect 27K. Small slides both sides. 29'4" length. 10'4" height. Came with auto-levelers and we wouldn't be without them. They make our unit solid as a rock...


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klutchdust wrote:

My 30ft Cambria is mostly stable without the levelers down but personally i would not be without them, especially on breezy or windy days.


Which model do you have?

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I saw a few when I was looking that had stabilizers like you see on trailers. Not for leveling, strictly for stabilizing after level. Would obviously be much cheaper to install.

Personally I was convinced I wanted levelers, but after using the motorhome for a few months I decided the movement doesn't bother me so I'm not going to get them. Yellow Legos for me!

I did install A Levelmate Pro though, which tells you exactly how many inches each wheel needs to be raised. I really like it, level first shot every time


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Winnebago Bob wrote:

klutchdust wrote:

My 30ft Cambria is mostly stable without the levelers down but personally i would not be without them, especially on breezy or windy days.


Which model do you have?


Cambria

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I did install A Levelmate Pro though, which tells you exactly how many inches each wheel needs to be raised. I really like it, level first shot every time


When I first got my class C, I used some math to make a little leveling ruler calibrated in the number of ramps (2x wooden ones, in my case) needed to achieve leveling, one side for left-to-right leveling and the other for front-to-back leveling. I'd take my level and special ruler, set the level on the floor, and lift whichever end was low and measure how many ramps were needed. It worked very nicely indeed.

Pretty soon, I was able to eyeball the distance from the raised level end and didn't really need the ruler. Not long after that the level got lost and was replaced with one that's a different length, which of course throws the ruler calibration all off, and I haven't made a new one.





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DrewE wrote:

camperdave wrote:


I did install A Levelmate Pro though, which tells you exactly how many inches each wheel needs to be raised. I really like it, level first shot every time


When I first got my class C, I used some math to make a little leveling ruler calibrated in the number of ramps (2x wooden ones, in my case) needed to achieve leveling, one side for left-to-right leveling and the other for front-to-back leveling. I'd take my level and special ruler, set the level on the floor, and lift whichever end was low and measure how many ramps were needed. It worked very nicely indeed.

Pretty soon, I was able to eyeball the distance from the raised level end and didn't really need the ruler. Not long after that the level got lost and was replaced with one that's a different length, which of course throws the ruler calibration all off, and I haven't made a new one.


one cool thing about the Levelmate is you can turn it on when driving (it displays on a phone). Meaning it will give you real-time level info as you slowly drive around the Walmart looking for the most level spot.

My buttometer is not yet as finely calibrated as yours. [emoticon]

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