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Posted: 02/26/21 05:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Received a Level Mate Pro, when you level the camper to mount the receiver, would you level it with slides in or out?? I can see either way. My camper will be about a 1/2 low if I level 1st then put slides out??

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How have you leveled in the past, with slide out or in??? Use past experience to set up the Level Mate. If you did it before with the slide in, level like before, and when slide is out, recheck the device for difference. You'll get a good feeling for the best setting after a bit of use. Perfect level is almost impossible to achieve if you're a purist!!!

FYI, I level with slide in, with a bit of an offset to accommodate the slide when extended. Also still use bubble levels to verify. And they're not perfect either!!!


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I setup mine by physically leveling the TT with the slide out, pulling the slide in, and then setting the level in the Level Mate. The TT will be off level when the Level Mate thinks it's level, but OK after the slide is pulled out.


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Posted: 02/27/21 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It doesn't matter whether the slide(s) is/are in or out when setting up the LevelMatePRO. If the chassis is level when you calibrate the LevelMatePRO, the the chassis will be level when you use the LevelMatePRO to level it whether the slides are in or out. You're not mounting the LevelMatePRO to a slide (I hope).

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The direction say to level the coach with the slideouts out. Then bring them in and set the unit up. I messed mine up by not reading the directions and only leveled the trailer with the slides in, when I extended them I was off by an inch and a half. It was a very obvious I was off level.


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The whole reason to use the Level Mate Pro is to help level the RV side to side before you unhook. It will also tell you how much front to back. You can move little back, maybe forward or move little to one side to find a better level spot . It tells you how much leveling blocks need to level RV. You don't do this with your slide out. Once level and unhooked you put out your slide.

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Itakethe5th2011 wrote:

The whole reason to use the Level Mate Pro is to help level the RV side to side before you unhook. It will also tell you how much front to back. You can move little back, maybe forward or move little to one side to find a better level spot . It tells you how much leveling blocks need to level RV. You don't do this with your slide out. Once level and unhooked you put out your slide.


X2 My trailer is level and the stabs down before I put the slide out.

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Rover_Bill wrote:

I setup mine by physically leveling the TT with the slide out, pulling the slide in, and then setting the level in the Level Mate. The TT will be off level when the Level Mate thinks it's level, but OK after the slide is pulled out.
I don't have one, but this is definitely how I would set it up also.


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Second Chance wrote:

It doesn't matter whether the slide(s) is/are in or out when setting up the LevelMatePRO. If the chassis is level when you calibrate the LevelMatePRO, the the chassis will be level when you use the LevelMatePRO to level it whether the slides are in or out. You're not mounting the LevelMatePRO to a slide (I hope).

Rob

Not with my single slideout - it 12' long holding the dinette and couch. I level the TT perfectly with the slide in and after the slide is extended, the TT is 2" out. My LevelMate is mounted to the chassis and I want the chassis to be level AFTER the slide is extended.

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You guys are miss understanding the OP question. He is referring to the initial setting up of the unit, the very first time to be installed. Not the procedure to level the trailer at a camp site.

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