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Old 08-23-2016, 08:34 PM   #11
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Slightly out of level does not effect refridge, or A/C
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:31 PM   #12
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Have you tried anderson levelers as they work on most rvs
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:42 PM   #13
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I will research Andersen levelers, thanks!
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:20 PM   #14
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I parked mine on the flat part of my driveway. The Chevy's definitely ride nose low. I put my 4' carpenter's level on the floor of the coach on the centerline front to back. I used a floor jack and jacked up the front of the rig until I got it level front to back. Side to side was all set as the section of my driveway is level. Once I had the floor level I took a plastic RV level that I bought, the one that shows front to back and side to side level - looks like this -

I put a glob of silicone on top of my trailer hitch then set the level into the silicone. I moved it until it showed level front to back and side to side and let it set up.

I'm a cheap Yankee so rather than buy leveling blocks I cut up some 2X10 and 2X12 doug fir into various lengths between 12 inches and 24 inches, angling the cut on one end. I stack them as needed to adjust the level of the rig. I found that if I stack a couple of the shorter blocks then put a 24 inch block on the ground to the top of the pile of blocks - in essence creating a ramp - that seems to work a little better. While I stand at the rear of the rig where I can see the stuck on level my wife drives the rig slowly forward up the ramp until I see the bubble center front to back...or at least close to level. Put it in park and put on the parking brake and it's all set. The ramp method gives much more adjustment leeway over just stacking blocks.

Or, you can buy the plastic legos and stack them up. Whatever works best for you, but the stuck on level on the rear works good. On my old camper I used one of the bullseye levels and stuck that on top of the square bumper on one corner but figured the two axis level would be more accurate.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:46 AM   #15
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We went the 2x6 & 2x8 leveling blocks for a while, but found they split pretty easily. I had some old 3/4" plywood laying around, so I cut it into pieces that would fit & fill a rubbermaid tub. They are about 10x20. At 3/4" thick, it's easy to fine tune the level.

We found the Chevy sits low in the front end as well - and many times, we use it to our advantage. However, sometimes it takes a few more chunks to bring 'er up to a respectable level. We've been out on 3 trips spanning 4 nights thus far, so we are still getting a feel for the level. As it has such a short wheelbase compared to our old one, it doesn't take much of a block to make a big difference.
Hence, the 3/4" blocks make it easier than 1 1/2 inch blocks.
Also, the plywood has stood up for many camping seasons. I made these up perhaps 6 years ago.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:46 AM   #16
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I parked mine on the flat part of my driveway. The Chevy's definitely ride nose low. I put my 4' carpenter's level on the floor of the coach on the centerline front to back. I used a floor jack and jacked up the front of the rig until I got it level front to back. Side to side was all set as the section of my driveway is level. Once I had the floor level I took a plastic RV level that I bought, the one that shows front to back and side to side level - looks like this -

I put a glob of silicone on top of my trailer hitch then set the level into the silicone. I moved it until it showed level front to back and side to side and let it set up.

I'm a cheap Yankee so rather than buy leveling blocks I cut up some 2X10 and 2X12 doug fir into various lengths between 12 inches and 24 inches, angling the cut on one end. I stack them as needed to adjust the level of the rig. I found that if I stack a couple of the shorter blocks then put a 24 inch block on the ground to the top of the pile of blocks - in essence creating a ramp - that seems to work a little better. While I stand at the rear of the rig where I can see the stuck on level my wife drives the rig slowly forward up the ramp until I see the bubble center front to back...or at least close to level. Put it in park and put on the parking brake and it's all set. The ramp method gives much more adjustment leeway over just stacking blocks.

Or, you can buy the plastic legos and stack them up. Whatever works best for you, but the stuck on level on the rear works good. On my old camper I used one of the bullseye levels and stuck that on top of the square bumper on one corner but figured the two axis level would be more accurate.
We tried the Legos for convenience ans space savings. They crush on the first use and are worthless. Back to the wood blocks.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:31 AM   #17
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I don't know what you bought but I have 2 sets of camco blocks and used them 14 times so far and they are just as food as new, cost about $60.00
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:48 PM   #18
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I've been using the Levelmate Pro on my last couple trips with our 30' Forester, really impressed, it shows on your phone how level you are before you get out of your seat. It shows how many inches of blocking you need under which wheel down to 1/4". Pretty nice to only pull out the blocks you need once and your done. I use the double size Camco blocks for a base with with the singles on top it helps keep them from crushing on pavement.


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I use cut pieces of 2x8 wood. Very cheap and east to use. Rule of thumb...put a beer on the table and if it doesn't slide off, you're good to go. I very rarely camp in a trailer park/camp ground. Usually find flat spots under trees in the forest
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I've been using the Levelmate Pro on my last couple trips with our 30' Forester, really impressed, it shows on your phone how level you are before you get out of your seat. It shows how many inches of blocking you need under which wheel down to 1/4". Pretty nice to only pull out the blocks you need once and your done. I use the double size Camco blocks for a base with with the singles on top it helps keep them from crushing on pavement.


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Is levelmate pro an app for your phone? For iPhone and android?
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