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Old 09-21-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Seeking advice on leveling on a sloped RV pad

We were so excited to find a house with an RV pad so we don't have to pay storage fees...only to discover it's a bit steep when actually using it!

I have X-chocks between the wheels, but the ground is a fine gravel that does allow some movement overall, which makes me nervous. Maybe it's heavy enough that I don't need to be, but I'd rather be cautious than sorry.

My first thought is to get some concrete blocks to put under the tongue jack and maybe dig down a little bit to stabilize them. And I could add rubber chocks to the wheels too. Then put up the stabilizers?

Anyway, I'm not too handy when it comes to building, so would love to hear some solutions "anybody" could do/buy to keep this safe.



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Old 09-21-2018, 02:58 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use Hadite or concrete blocks.

GO to Lowe's, get a LONG 2X12. Cut blocks about 12" x 12". Stack as many as needed. You can make a set by screwing one to the first one, then screw the 3rd to the 2nd one, and put them about 2-5 blocks high. Put under each landing gear as needed to level.

You're really not that bad. Nice looking spot. Just put some blocks under front, and under front jack.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:07 PM   #3
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Definitely use chocks on both sides. The rubber ones at harbor freight are excellent.

Also, read the owner's manual on your x-chocks, they are not to be used in place of regular tire chocks.
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I wouldn't use Hadite or concrete blocks.

GO to Lowe's, get a LONG 2X12. Cut blocks about 12" x 12". Stack as many as needed. You can make a set by screwing one to the first one, then screw the 3rd to the 2nd one, and put them about 2-5 blocks high. Put under each landing gear as needed to level.

You're really not that bad. Nice looking spot. Just put some blocks under front, and under front jack.
That's doable. Do you think I leave the stabilizers down or just rely on the wheels and front jack?
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Definitely use chocks on both sides. The rubber ones at harbor freight are excellent.

Also, read the owner's manual on your x-chocks, they are not to be used in place of regular tire chocks.
Good to know! I'll correct that today. Thx!
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Level, using blocks, NOT the stabilizers. They are to stabilize what is already level. Nothing else. Once level, put the stabilizer jacks down to ...........to stabilize it.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:37 PM   #7
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Do you have levelers or stabilizers? Hard to tell from the picture but the could be either. If stabilizers get the weight off them before they collapse.

If levelers you can leave it up like that without issues
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Do you have levelers or stabilizers? Hard to tell from the picture but the could be either. If stabilizers get the weight off them before they collapse.

If levelers you can leave it up like that without issues
Lippert Ground Control levelers, I believe. This one here: https://youtu.be/F7T9YFkaymA?t=1m25s
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add the four rubber chocks from HF to each of the wheels and use 2x8 wood to pull up on to level side to side under the low side wheels, then level front to back using wood under the front tongue jack... using 4 rubber chocks will make it unmovable... use the stab jacks if you are inside moving around otherwise leave them up...

If you can plug-in for power great, otherwise disconnect + lead from battery to prevent it from going dead, take it inside, or put a batt charger on it for long term storage

you can order using harborfreight dot com without going to the store...
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add the four rubber chocks from HF to each of the wheels and use 2x8 wood to pull up on to level side to side under the low side wheels, then level front to back using wood under the front tongue jack... using 4 rubber chocks will make it unmovable... use the stab jacks if you are inside moving around otherwise leave them up...

If you can plug-in for power great, otherwise disconnect + lead from battery to prevent it from going dead, take it inside, or put a batt charger on it for long term storage

you can order using harborfreight dot com without going to the store...
He has levelers, not stabilizers so does not need wood for side to side or tounge jack to level.

The jack in the air is normal, even though it looks odd, especially seeing it for the first time.
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