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Old 05-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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How to level travel trailer on steep hill?

I was wondering how everyone levels on steep hill. For example if you backed your RV in it is so bad side to side level that your one tires maybe about off the ground to get it level.

Does anyone use a remote level ? So you can adjust each jack and look at level?

Any help is awesome. I do know how to level and probably get by but I figured anything to make levelling more of a quick task to get to the adult beverages.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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Do not use the stabalizer jacks to level - they are just to stabalize the unit as the name implies. They are not designed to support the weight and will fail if too much weight is put on them and it could also damage the frame. Instead carry some leveling blocks. You can use wooden blocks or buy plastic blocks. The plastic ones are lighweight and lock together. Just stack them up and back the tires onto them. When level drop the stabalizers. If you have the torsion flez suspension you may also want to be careful to make sure both axels are supporting the load equally. The leaf spring style has a built in equalizer so it is not as important. I use the stick on bubble levels for quick reference.
Also - chock the wheels so the trailer can't wander away when you unhook!
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #3
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You can put blocks of wood under the wells and then you can use the jacks to level the camper with the stabilizing jacks
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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I did not know if there is any other tricks for it. Cause I know I tried these methods with my dads RV but I had to back up check level side to side , if not level pull forward and add more wood then back up. I did not know if there is a easier method.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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I use a long ramp about 6' long and make a gradual slope then just back it up the ramp till level, chock wheels, unhook, level front to rear and stabilize. YMMV
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:15 PM   #6
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This style level has inch markings on it. back into your site, read the level, pul forward, place the correct thickness of risers down behind the wheel and back into place. side to side leveling is done.
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I use this Camco level...can be seen from the drivers seat, and graduated in 1" increments. Since it's a mercury level, the "ball" drops to the low side. Makes it very easy to know where to add the blocking.

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Old 05-14-2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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This style level has inch markings on it. back into your site, read the level, pul forward, place the correct thickness of risers down behind the wheel and back into place. side to side leveling is done.
I may be off the mark but do you mean if it on the one inch mark you will need to 1 inch some sort of riser? Do uyou use use a level on all sides of the trailer?
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I may be off the mark but do you mean if it on the one inch mark you will need to 1 inch some sort of riser?

yes

Do uyou use use a level on all sides of the trailer?
one on the front for side to side leveling
another goes on 1 side for front to back leveling with your tounge jack
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