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Old 08-08-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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Leveling Question

Where do you check if your 5'er is level? I was using a 2' level on the floor at the entry for front-to-back. Then the 1st step for left-to-right. But the other day I was working inside and my level was on the kitchen counter top and I noticed it was level here. So before I mount my new AccuLevel by Camco, I want to be sure I'm Level!

Oh, BTW, checking the front & rear outside frame is not an option right now as my driveway slopes and the last 8' of my rig is over grass, for now.

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:15 PM   #2
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I default to the kitchen counter when adjusting for level (others have said to use the fridge but I'm just not walking that far lol)

That said, I recently mounted an exterior level on the side near the front leg extend/retract button so now I just watch that to set the front to back level.

For left/right level, I intend to mount another external level (on the nose of the camper) but I haven't found one I like yet.
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I used a big 4 foot level on the floor to get it level then I stuck a mini level to the side of the camper by the front landing gear so I can see when its level when raising or lowering the front of the camper and then I found a big level for the front of the camper so I can see when it level side to side from the drivers seat. The reason I went off the floor is there is less room for error between the frame and top of the floor. The kitchen counter could have been built a little off.
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I think the answer is to level it at what ever is most important for you to be level.

You'll get plenty of different answers. Some people will level inside the fridge or freezer thinking that they have to be perfectly level while operating - I believe that they aren't that sensitive. Others level to the counters, others the floor. In the end, all of it is probably close enough, just hit what makes the most sense to you.

Personally, I just hit the auto-level button and let the trailer decide what it wants to be level to.

The best answer I ever saw was a gentleman that leveled the rig to the cook top because his wife didn't like the eggs sliding to the side of the pan. That is one smart fellow!!
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I think the answer is to level it at what ever is most important for you to be level.

You'll get plenty of different answers. Some people will level inside the fridge or freezer thinking that they have to be perfectly level while operating - I believe that they aren't that sensitive. Others level to the counters, others the floor. In the end, all of it is probably close enough, just hit what makes the most sense to you.

Personally, I just hit the auto-level button and let the trailer decide what it wants to be level to.

The best answer I ever saw was a gentleman that leveled the rig to the cook top because his wife didn't like the eggs sliding to the side of the pan. That is one smart fellow!!
Guess that's better than leveling his wife! 😲
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