Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2015, 02:48 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by f5moab View Post
3604 - Camper Leveler

I also plan on installing a large level (I believe it is 11 inches) on the front of the trailer, so that after placing the camper leveler under a tire, I can then back up and view in the rearview mirror when the trailer is leveled side-to-side. Then lock down the parking brake and go out and chock it and disconnect the trailer from the TV.



So...anyone have any experience with either of these product?

Thanks.
I installed a 6" bubble level that is calibrated in inches on the A-frame front (found in my RV dealer store), similar to what you have in mind. When I'm approximately in position, I check the level, and pull out the number of Leveler blocks (the orange Legos, 1" rise per block) I need, and back on to them. Works like a champ (very cheap, total cost less than $40) for me. Also very light and compact.

Fred W
__________________

__________________
pgandw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 04:26 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Timex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 1,658
First off, let me say that I have levels on the side and front of my trailer. Of course with my v nose, it's hard to put a level on the front so I placed it on the tongue. I had levels on my previous 2 trailers as well. I tend to overthink things, so I have a question:

How do you know, when you attach the level to the side/front or where ever, that the level is level?

Yea, you can measure and line it up with trim or a groove in the siding. If you really want to get technical, measure from the ground up and set the levels. What if the walls and roof aren't square?

For me, if I get it close, I'm happy.
__________________

__________________
2012 Flagstaff V Lite 30 WRLTS
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7 Mag Hemi 3.72 Rearaxle
Nights camped 2015 = 23
Nights camped 2016 = 25
Nights camped 2017 = 13
Timex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 04:39 PM   #13
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timex View Post
First off, let me say that I have levels on the side and front of my trailer. Of course with my v nose, it's hard to put a level on the front so I placed it on the tongue. I had levels on my previous 2 trailers as well. I tend to overthink things, so I have a question:

How do you know, when you attach the level to the side/front or where ever, that the level is level?

Yea, you can measure and line it up with trim or a groove in the siding. If you really want to get technical, measure from the ground up and set the levels. What if the walls and roof aren't square?

For me, if I get it close, I'm happy.
Just level the floor of the camper front to back and side to side and then attach the level to a special made bracket on the front of the V where you can see it from the TV. Might take a while to get it level, but the time you spend mounting the level will be more than offset at campgrounds in the future.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 07:13 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
f5moab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,058
^^^ What he said. I have levels now on the front frame, side frame and left rear/rear rear side frames (these are for leveling the trailer with the BAL leveler on the left side).

The one I plan on putting on the front is a 11.5 inch level that can be seen through the rear view mirror as I back up on the andersen block.
__________________
Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires DELAMINATED ROOF
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

Living somewhere in ID; previously lived in Moab UT; previous to that, don't ask!
f5moab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 02:29 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timex View Post
How do you know, when you attach the level to the side/front or where ever, that the level is level?
Since I store the A122 in the garage, I carefully leveled in the garage using a carpenter's level on the frame, and on the folded down roof.

After I was satisfied the camper was level, I installed the bubble level on the camper, adjusting it to read zero. So far, the calibration is right on, as I cannot detect any slant while we are camping and the bubble shows level.

Fred W
2014 Rockwood A122
2008 Hyundai Entourage
__________________
pgandw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
camper1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
If you have a tandem axle, you will need two. I had to cut the corner off mine to be able to get them between the tires. I have since ground the 45 corner down to make it the same distance from the big cutout as it is on the side and bottom to make it even easier to install between the tires.
X2 best investment I made. I love these things.
__________________

__________________
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
2011 GMC 2500HD Diesel
camper1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camper

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.