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Old 04-02-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Best spot to place level?

Hey everyone I was thinking about getting some stick on levels for my TT. The problem that I am having is where I should mount them and if I should even purchase ones that need mounting. Also I want to make sure that I place them in the right spot. Thanks everyone.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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We have a Jay Feather 228 and we were told to place our level on the step. We did not purchase the stick on as we felt more comfortable with just taking it out and manually placing it.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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Typically your rear bumper and tongue are frame integral and flat on plane - I'm laughing because I took a 2' level out to the camper to mount my stick-ons....and never finished the job. I just use the 2' level and keep it in the camper, it doesnt weigh anything and just rest it on the bumper and tongue.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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I put 2 on the front right corner.
One on the front, one on the side.
I got the ones that tell you approximately how many inches you are low or high.


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Old 04-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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I figured I had one chance at getting the TT leveled perfectly, so here is what I did. First, I leveled the trailer from side to side using plastic blocks under the wheels and put the level on the floor inside the trailer. I then leveled the trailer (Front to back) using a 3 foot level on the frame (each side) under the trailer, using the electric tongue jack. I then double checked the levels on the inside of the trailer (floor). I mounted a stick-on-level at both the front and back stabilizer jack switches and then screwed them to the metal, to make sure that the heat does not alter the tape and they are no longer level. Heat kills the tape. I mounted the front level (from side to side) right on the electric tongue jack (with screws) after checking to see what was behind the cover. They are all mounted solidly and show when the trailer is perfectly level. I hate the bathroom door either opening/closing, because the TT is not level. A word of caution, if you do not mount the stick-on-levels with screws, after a few months you can actually wiggle them, and they no longer reflect a true level. It has been 6 months and they are still perfectly aligned.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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X2 on the screws.
The double sticky tape is just not reliable.


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Old 04-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #7
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2' level for me... works great and I feel like the trailer looks cleaner without the stick-on levels. I just use the seam of the aluminum siding in the front and on the driver's side front wall. It seems to work great - I used the floor, bumper, and tongue the first few set-ups, and found that the siding is the same (or close enough).
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:04 AM   #8
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EZ Level by RV innovations is a very good level that you put down on the floor inside, and it shows level in all directions. When all lights turn green, you are level.
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Like several have already posted I keep a 2' level for that. The bride can read it real good (we're a team). I have found several free level apps for the iPad but haven't tried any out to see if they're accurate enough to be useful.

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I have 3. 1 small stick-on on the front left bottom corner, one on rear left bottom side, and a portable bubble square one to sit on the tounge and also to check inside the fridge.

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