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Old 10-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Placing new Level indicators

As I was leveling the coach a couple weeks ago I tapped on the level as I always do to (I have the cheap OEM short glass tube with no curve) to settle the bubble and the whole thing dropped to the ground.

My daughter started laughing because it reminded her of the Sprint commercial when a part of the Zombie's ear fell to the floor. At first everyone just stood there looking like - now what.

So, I need to get the coach level from left to right side (not length ways). Where would be the best reference to place the level? On my 5ver the kingpin framing is all enclosed.

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Service tech at dealer brought out two little bubble levels that look like they cost all of 50 cents the had the stickum tape on back and little screws to hold them on. Then forgot to install them after PDI. Noticed them in the basement when I got home. Any ideas on something better then this and proper location to put them would be appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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There might be a more technical answer, but I just set a small 8" carpenters level on the floor of the coach. Using this method I know that the fridge is level and also we won't be sleeping with our heads going down. I use the same level that my Dad used between 1960 and 1990 and it seemed to always work for him and it's been working for me now.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
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On my 5ver the kingpin framing is all enclosed.

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as in a cover??? do this if it is. I made this for mine
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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as in a cover??? do this if it is. I made this for mine
Right, but I think his question is- where/what does he use for level before mounting a new one.

Heck, I have the same question- we use the floor inside of the door and I can change how level we are by simply moving the level itself.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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Right, but I think his question is- where/what does he use for level before mounting a new one.

Heck, I have the same question- we use the floor inside of the door and I can change how level we are by simply moving the level itself.
Put the level on the counter and when you're satisfied, put the attachable levels in a convenient spot you can see from the tow vehicle.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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My owner's manual says to put a small level inside the fridge and level left to right then front to back. Once level all around install a couple of those new huge levels in easy to see locations.
That's not to say the counter top won't work; it's a darn sight better than the floor!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #8
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Actually, using the floor next to the door works pretty well. I can just peek inside the door without actually going in and check the level. Like so much we do, it's personal preference.
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Actually, using the floor next to the door works pretty well. I can just peek inside the door without actually going in and check the level. Like so much we do, it's personal preference.
Not all campers enjoy a level floor, especially in front of the entry door. Incorrect use of stab jacks can tweak the door frame and outriggers which will give a false reading. While it would seem levelling is intended for our comfort, we can sleep in an unlevel camper. What we can't do is operate an out of level fridge (for the most part). It makes sense to set your initial, or reference, level based on that. But as you say, it all comes down to what works for you.
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Not all campers enjoy a level floor, especially in front of the entry door. Incorrect use of stab jacks can tweak the door frame and outriggers which will give a false reading.
I don't put down my stab jacks until after I've leveled side to side and front to back. It seems like you'd be risking damage if you did it before...
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