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Old 08-18-2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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What type of level do you use?

Let's talk levels...

I've helped level a lot of trailers over the years even though I've never owned one of my own...now that I have mine I still use the same method I was taught, a 2 or 3' level inside the door on the floor. Side to side and then front to rear. In my quest for making things quicker and easier and having new toys I picked up a set of cheap bubble levels that stick to the front and side of the trailer. When I get the trailer level and get these installed, are they accurate enough to trust or will I still need to double check with the floor level? What do you use?

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Old 08-18-2016, 09:22 AM   #2
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2' level inside on the floor. Thought about buying some stick on bubble levels but decided I didn't want them on my camper. Takes less than 30 seconds for me to get the 2' level out and put it away so no need to be any quicker for me...

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Old 08-18-2016, 09:23 AM   #3
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I think they're pretty reliable myself. Had them on my p-up and they worked great. That said, a trailer as long as mine, I'm not sure I'd use them. The advantage to longer levels is they are truer for longer lengths. The short bubble levels you're talking about may give you a false reading. What I mean is, it may show you're level, when in fact, you could be an inch or two off over the complete span. Stick with your longer levels. They'll do you better as far as 'absolute' level.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:51 AM   #4
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Just something like this - gets me close enough I figure. A couple degrees out for a few nights isn't going to hurt anything. Pretty much inside just to sleep anyways. Just toss it on the floor by the door when setting up.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:00 AM   #5
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I use a 2' beam level 'cause I had an extra one in the garage. I bought some stick-on levels for the first HTT and I think they're still in my "odds-n-ends" box.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:50 AM   #6
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I used a 2' level for awhile. Now I'm using hoppy levels, but I have them mounted inside the coach.
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Small cheap Hoppy levels attached to the front and side of the trailer. Are they perfect? No. But then unless you're really anal there isn't a reason to have it perfect. I'm not that anal. So long as the fridge door stays open when I want it to, it's level.

BTW, if you don't have any levels fill a glass 3/4 with water and put it somewhere in the middle of the inside of the trailer. Middle on my trailer is the top of the fridge.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:22 PM   #8
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Since the refrigerator is the only thing that really needs to be level, I put a 6" level inside the frig when we park. Then side to side and front to back. It's quick, fast and accurate.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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I use the cheap stick on levels. If I used a really accurate level, I'd get real frustrated because if the floor is level, the counter isn't and if the table is level the refrigerator is not level, etc.

I think the best thing is to get your trailer level, according to whatever gauge you want to use. Then stick on one level on the side and one level on the front so that they read level and go by those.
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I use a big stick on level on the front, in conjunction with the Andersen levellers, and it works pretty good. A smaller stick on level on the side. Even if we're half a bubble out -- which is rare -- that's close enough to that we don't notice it.

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