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Old 05-12-2013, 08:11 AM   #21
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I carry a 3ft stanley carpenters level, put it on the bedroom door jam to level front to back (fridge is on the passengers side) and on the floor inside the door for side to side. We always level with the slides in so that when we put them out the slide side goes a bit low to keep most water away from the slide seal in the event of foul weather. Fridge always works perfectly.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #22
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X2! I don't think one needs to obsess about it. I just put a torpedo level on the floor by the outside door; level side-to-side; and then front to back. That's been working on the same trailer for 6 years now without any issues.
Indeed. For me, it is more important for the camper to "feel" level to me.
I also just level according to the floor. The fridge isn't that fussy that it has to be perfectly level.
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One other point.
Once you get it level and then use the 'stick-on' levels, there is no way that those will give you a very accurate reading. So best to just start by using the floor and a carpenter's level.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #24
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I just use a 2 foot carpenters level and I put it on the front access door of the camper to check the side to side then use a board if needed under the tires then unhook from truck and level front to back on by putting my level on my side access door and raise or lower my front jack stabs till level then drop my rear stabilizers. I double checked the first time I did this in various spots in the camper and it was level so I just level from outside now and all is good.
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One other point.
Once you get it level and then use the 'stick-on' levels, there is no way that those will give you a very accurate reading. So best to just start by using the floor and a carpenter's level.
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Indeed. For me, it is more important for the camper to "feel" level to me.
I also just level according to the floor. The fridge isn't that fussy that it has to be perfectly level.
Confusing, if it has to feel level and the frig is not that fussy, why not get the stick on levels applied with a regular carpenters level and then just use them and forget the carpenters level?
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One other point.
Once you get it level and then use the 'stick-on' levels, there is no way that those will give you a very accurate reading. So best to just start by using the floor and a carpenter's level.
I bought some cheaply stick on levels got the camper level then stuck them on. Next time I went camping I just went by those levels and it was way off. If I invest in another set they will be better set. For now I will just go with my carpenters level.
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Confusing, if it has to feel level and the frig is not that fussy, why not get the stick on levels applied with a regular carpenters level and then just use them and forget the carpenters level?
Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear.
I meant to use a carpenter's level on the floor, to get the camper level, so that the stick-on levels can be applied.
What I was intending is that trying to use the fridge as the basis for level was kindof pointless, as the stick-on levels don't have that much accuracy anyway.
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I bought some cheaply stick on levels got the camper level then stuck them on. Next time I went camping I just went by those levels and it was way off. If I invest in another set they will be better set. For now I will just go with my carpenters level.
There are definitely better ones. I had a set with the steel balls in them, and they were terrible. The balls seemed to drag, and they never worked properly. It seems the bubble ones work best, and the bigger the better.
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I bought some cheaply stick on levels got the camper level then stuck them on. Next time I went camping I just went by those levels and it was way off. If I invest in another set they will be better set. For now I will just go with my carpenters level.
Found out years ago that the stick on levels once applied originally had to be secured with stainless steel screws to remain in the correct position. Once that was done, they are as good as anything, but if left just to the adhesive, they are useless.
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There are definitely better ones. I had a set with the steel balls in them, and they were terrible. The balls seemed to drag, and they never worked properly. It seems the bubble ones work best, and the bigger the better.
That was the same set I bought. The one fell off already and I am going to remove the other one. I agree with you about the bubble ones and the bigger the better.
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