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Old 08-04-2021, 06:29 PM   #1
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What is level?

When leveling your trailer front to back, what do you consider level?
Checking the frame or floor in front of the axle is different than behind the axle because of the camber in the frame.
Are you happy to split the difference or are you going for counter top or maybe fridge level?
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The refrigerator, do a search about the 3 degree 5 degree rule for optimal efficiency.
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Are you happy to split the difference or are you going for counter top or maybe fridge level?
As Tunce said the fridge is the critical component if gas/elec.. The rest would be whatever you're comfortable with.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:50 PM   #4
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I just level it using a 9 inch level on the floor by the door, which is about 1/3 of the way back from the front of the unit. First side to side, then front to rear. Jay
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When I first get my trailers I set them up to be level front and back. Use the front frame and the back frame. After it is level front to back side to side then I go in and check how level the fridge is. 99.9 percent it is right on being level. so I know when leveling the trailer the fridge will be level.
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For us it was a bullseye level in the fridge first. When that was centered, we stuck bubble levels on the front and side panels outside.
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For us it was a bullseye level in the fridge first. When that was centered, we stuck bubble levels on the front and side panels outside.
X2 I recheck everything is accurate every few trips when Iím bored (shh donít tell my DW) or wanting to avoid some unpleasant task.
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X2 I recheck everything is accurate every few trips when Iím bored (shh donít tell my DW) or wanting to avoid some unpleasant task.
X3. But then I will make the front a tick higher an I mean a tick higher so the condensation from the a/c rolls off the back corner of the trailer
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I always have the front a slight bit higher,and I have 1 slide out, the side with the slide-out is always set a bit lower (that wat water will run away from the seal)
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On my trailer, I level it with a level in the fridge as well. Another way, I'd make a "T" with a 2ft and 4ft level on the floor and go from there. Both ways had the same result. Safe to say, my fridge is level with the floor.
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Thanks for all the input.
I'll aim to level the fridge and go from there.
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I bought a flat round 2” disc level that I lay on the floor inside the door, that checks the level in both directions at the same time. Best $20 I have ever spent. Then we double check by putting it on the countertop. I have a residential fridge, so not as important, but still want level.

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I use an app in my android phone. Both are called "bubble Level" and both do an x, a y, and an xy level. Both give a read of degrees off level and/or plumb to the second decimal. Both are as accurate as any of the 6 beam levels we use in the field so more and more I use the phone apps for just about everything.
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We hit auto level- set it and forget it.
But I do want to check it a and zero it out. Stil not sure how to do it. You could have the frame twisted like a pretzel and still have one level spot on the floor, or refrigerator. Don't want to let that happen.
If I mess with the original setting, I'm going to want to make sure my frame rails are level and perpendicular.
I guess I need to go to youtube to see if anyone gets down into the weeds and can show how to precisely control each leg, and how to take these measurements.
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Iíve placed 2 levels on my TT, one on the rear ( checked by DW as I back in ) & the other one on the side that I crank up or down as needed to level. I check them for accuracy twice a year and in 8 years they have never needed adjustment.
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Thank you for asking this question. I've wanted to ask it as well. I never thought to check the level of the fridge -- I learn something new every day!
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I can't get to my fridge until both slides in the living area are out, which i'm not going to do until i level the camper.

sadly the floor isn't exact, neither is the countertop under the TV by the door... and whoever put the stick-on levels on the outside of the camper originally didn't get those right either.

i have 2 little levels and a small round disc i move around to different spots on the floor. the way ours is laid out when closed up, we only have a small area to stand inside the door. my wife always says, "auto-levelers" when we setup.

where in the fridge are you all putting the level? my fridge is in the back corner, at an angle. i may get some stick ons if i'm happy with the level next time.
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I can't get to my fridge until both slides in the living area are out, which i'm not going to do until i level the camper.


where in the fridge are you all putting the level? my fridge is in the back corner, at an angle. i may get some stick ons if i'm happy with the level next time.
I set it on the bottom of the freezer compartment
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When I first get a trailer I level by the fridge. Once level I stick 2 levels at zero. I also have a level mate pro that I install and set to zero. With the level mate pro and Anderson blocks it only takes a few minutes to be setup.
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I like to level using my stove top. Makes cooking easier and most everything else is within a half bubble
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