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Old 07-11-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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First Camp.--- Next Weekend -- Measuring Level

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I will be taking my 2011 2604 out next Friday for the weekend for the first time. My wife and I are very excited. What is the best method to measure level the TT? Is it worth buying level indicators that mount on the front of the TT?

Also, what do you think about the leggo type leveling blocks? My neighbor loaned me some to try this weekend. Beats hauling wood unless their a waste of money. Thanks.

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Old 07-11-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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George,
Congrats on the new camper and welcome to the forum. Can't tell you about a way to measure the level but the plastic lego type blocks are very useful and much lighter than an equivalent size piece of wood.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Hey congrats on the new RV fellow Marylander.
We use the Orange Lynx Levelers and personally I like them. Like you said it beats carrying multiple sizes of wood blocks. If you decide to buy any more go to WalMart, they're cheaper there than any other place I've seen them. We had the levels on our old trailer and they were set up by the dealer inside the repair bay when we picked it up. As long as the bubbles were in the center we knew we were level.

Where are you heading to George?
We'll be heading to the KOA @ Twin Grove in Pine Grove PA. this coming Friday.

Have a great trip and enjoy that new RV!!
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Leveling a trailer or fifth wheel.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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I'll just say, don't trust your campers bumper... I personally open the door lay my 4 foot level across the floor to check side to side, and then turn it to check front to back after it is off the Truck. I love the Lynx Blocks. We use to carry wood everywhere with our pop-up. It is nice to have just a few bags of blocks. My only issue is when a site is really un-level, I needed more than the one bag.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:33 AM   #6
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Thanks Everyone. After reading your inputs, I am more convienced that I will be adding the plastic blocks to my inventory. They have to many uses not too, and I am the one that would forget the wood.

Charlie, We are heading the the KOA in Gettysburg for the weekend. Close, but far enough to give the truck and trailer a good shake down.

As far as leveling, I am going with the level in the TT for the time being.

Thanks again.
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I use the refrigerator door as a level point. The reason I use it is because it is critical for the refrigerator to operate correctly using gas. The amonia system that has a closed chanber needs to have the vapors/liquid flow correcly in the system.

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
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Good point. Cold beer us a priority. Thanks.
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Thanks Everyone. After reading your inputs, I am more convienced that I will be adding the plastic blocks to my inventory. They have to many uses not too, and I am the one that would forget the wood.

Charlie, We are heading the the KOA in Gettysburg for the weekend. Close, but far enough to give the truck and trailer a good shake down.

As far as leveling, I am going with the level in the TT for the time being.

Thanks again.
It's been a while since we've been to Gettysburg, unbelievable since it's only an hour away. I guess you'll be heading straight up 15 North. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!!
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I use the refrigerator door as a level point. The reason I use it is because it is critical for the refrigerator to operate correctly using gas. The amonia system that has a closed chanber needs to have the vapors/liquid flow correcly in the system.

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X2...If the refrigerator is level, then the camper will be as close to level as required. I usually put the level on the bottom inside surface of the refrigerator. Use either a short torpedo level out of your toolbox to measure side-to-side and front-to-back, or use a small inexpensive bubble level with the circle on top; adjust until the bubble is inside the circle and there's no need to measure both directions separately.
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