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Old 09-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #11
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I just use a cheap level from the dollar store. I keep it in my front storage compartment on the floor. When I open the door to get the crank handle out, I take a quick glance at the level. Oddly enough i've picked up the habbit of opening the bathroom door about 90 degrees and check to see if it swings on it's own, one way or the other. It's actually a great indicater for me. I can tell very quickly if the trailer is out of level just in opening the door, and when it's level it , you can instinctively tell. I've also used the level on my iPad with great success if it's near by.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:06 AM   #12
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Just something to think about when talking level --- you don't want perfectly level. Each trailer is a little different - but I "choose" where I want my ac to drip. I also keep my rear end a little lower because it helps the water not run out of the shower. The fridge is also a little more forgiving that you might think. 3 degrees Side to side and 6 degrees front to back. I think that comes to 8 or 9 inches out of level side to side - which is going to be very uncomfortable for the occupant.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:49 AM   #13
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Thanks - good advice. I've had my AC come down the gutter on the "wrong side" where I would have preferred the back corner rather than the awning side etc.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #14
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Use a four foot masons or carpenters level on the floor in both the X (tongue to bumper) and Y (drivers side to passenger side) axis. When you use a longer level, you get a better average than you would with a torpedo level.

Now for the fun part. Take your reading at the front floor area then compare it to the rear floor area. When you find that they are different, then you walk outside, slap your sticky levels on, and realize that "close enough" is just fine.

I stuck mine on the front drivers side corner of the 23B. That way I can walk back and check them when I'm setting up alone.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:25 PM   #15
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I've seen giant levels on the front of RVs that consist of a fluid filled curved tube with a buoyant ball inside that is easily visible from inside the tow vehicle. It's purpose is to allow the tow vehicle driver to see when the TT or 5er is level when backing it up onto leveling blocks.
That is what I use. I do a lot of work camping volunteer work, parked on grass, parking lots etc. in places not designed for camping. Each mark on the big level represents one 2x8 under the wheels. Sure speeds up leeling process, pull in where will be parked, count the lines, back up a little, put down the boards and "BINGO" you are close on side to side.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:07 AM   #16
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[ The fridge is also a little more forgiving that you might think. 3 degrees Side to side and 6 degrees front to back. I think that comes to 8 or 9 inches out of level side to side - which is going to be very uncomfortable for the occupant.[/QUOTE]
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According to my manual, it says 3 and 6 "inches" side to side and front rear respectively rather than 3 to 6 "degrees".
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My luck with the giant liquid filled levels has not been as good as some people state. I find that the ball travels real slow and sometimes will take several minutes to settle in. I much prefer a bubble. You will also notice that the slides will cause the trailer to lean their way. On our 5er I learned to leave the side with slides about an inch high.
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