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Old 05-14-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Question Leveling The MH

I purchased leveling blocks & understand how they are used.
IE: under both tires if used in the rear.
Can someone explain the proper method to use in the initial set up.
Do you use a carpenter level on the floor inside, countertops or the outside edge of a slide out. (retracted).
Then where is the best place to permanently install the bubble levels.
Inside or outside and where?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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I use a 2 foot carpenter's level. I place it on the outside trim rail (which I determined was an appropriate place-same as interior floor) and on the back bumper for side to side. Never bothered with stick on levels.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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i used 2 levels on initial set up one on counter and one on floor then mounted my stick on levels behind drivers door.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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I leveled mine at home and put 2 bubble levels on the outside corner right outside the drivers door. I bought the ones that show how many inches you are out of level each way. They are pretty accurate. It only takes me about 2 minutes to level because I already know how far to drive up my homemade ramps.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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Always level the floor of the RV because that is where you will feel it if it's off. Countertops, trim etc can be off a little relative to the floor. Once you have it where you want it, you can install bubble level indicators on the outside if you want.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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The most recent Good Sam magazine had an article about leveling --suggested that you put your bubble level in the freezer--apparently bc they require level to work properly and have a long life. Seemed strange to me, but those units r pricey, so what the heck...
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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I drink a beer. Set the empty bottle on the table and see how fast it rolls. Front to back, side to side. Rocking back and forth is dead on...slight roll is within tolerance. Sometimes I drink two beers before leveling so that #1. I can roll both bottles at the same time. (Quite a time saver) #2. I don't care quite as much.
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I drink a beer. Set the empty bottle on the table and see how fast it rolls. Front to back, side to side. Rocking back and forth is dead on...slight roll is within tolerance. Sometimes I drink two beers before leveling so that #1. I can roll both bottles at the same time. (Quite a time saver) #2. I don't care quite as much.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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Did the same is lbrunning and Motocross. Leveled by floor and counter average, stuck levels just behind driver's door. There are times we've just used blocks under tires even though we have the Bigfoot system. Sometimes it's just as quick due to the short stroke of the hydraulic jacks and having to retract and add blocks anyway. My wife commented real quick that we used to set up trailers a lot faster, without the auto level stuff. I can agree.
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Just make sure refrigerator is level and you are good to go...
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