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Hi everyone.

I utilize an RV storage lot 300 miles from my home during football season for tailgaiting. One of the cool things is that they allow me to camp there overnight on game weekends. I can leave my rig set up for the season, which is a huge advantage over towing it back and forth, obviously.

There are sometimes 2-3 weeks between games, and I'm not sure if it's OK to leave it leveled. I always pull the slides in and disconnect the batteries, and I'm wondering if I should also bring it back to hitch height as opposed to keeping it level.

What do you think?


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Seeing as how hitch height is supposed to be level I would say it doesn't matter.


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Posted: 08/31/22 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’d leave it leveled. No benefit to doing otherwise.


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If your camper has a flat roof, I would not leave it level. A little tilt so water/snow would run off. If it has a curved roof leave it level.


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You mention "bringing back to hitch height", makes me think you may be parked on a slope, rather than level ground.

If on a fairly steep slope, it may make things more study to lower it closer to hitch height, and take some load off suspension?

We really don't know why you are asking?

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I agree. Flat roof, don’t leave it level.


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MFL wrote:

You mention "bringing back to hitch height", makes me think you may be parked on a slope, rather than level ground.

If on a fairly steep slope, it may make things more study to lower it closer to hitch height, and take some load off suspension?

We really don't know why you are asking?

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That's because I wasn't very clear in my message.

I'm asking the question because I use the Lippert 3.0 leveling system, and I'm not sure if leaving it auto-leveled for a few weeks could cause problems, particularly with the battery disconnected. I don't know why it would, but you never know.

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I would leave it leveled until you're ready to move it.


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I have the Lippert 3.0 system on mine and I always leave it leveled in storage.(even all winter)


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Your levelling system's purpose is to level your RV and stay that way for an undetermined amount of time. I'm not sure why it would be an issue. Make sure your jacks stay clean and it will be fine. Level is probably better than unlevel for storage.


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