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Old 06-05-2021, 03:23 PM   #1
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Leveling your Camper

Where does everyone use to level your camper? I have to level by hand on my Wolf Pup 18to. Do you use a level inside? Outside? Frame?
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:28 PM   #2
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I have a level mounted on the side by my camper door for front to rear & a level mounted on the front for side to side. They were there when I bought the TT.
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:39 PM   #3
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Are they mounted right to the side of the camper in the siding? I wish I had those.

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I have a level mounted on the side by my camper door for front to rear & a level mounted on the front for side to side. They were there when I bought the TT.
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Old 06-05-2021, 04:01 PM   #4
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Even if you have levels mounted to the trailer, I would verify with a 4 foot level inside the door. If your outside levels are accurate, then drop the 4 footer. I like verification though.
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Old 06-05-2021, 04:09 PM   #5
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I have a level app on my phone which I put on the flat spot of my frame just in front of the tongue jack. I checked this against a 3 foot level that I put on the floor of my TT and it matched up so now I just use my phone.
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Old 06-05-2021, 04:12 PM   #6
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Dealer put on a bubble level on front and side. Looks like it's attached with silicon or whatever they use. Then I use an Anderson leveling wedge, really like that thing.
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Even if you have levels mounted to the trailer, I would verify with a 4 foot level inside the door. If your outside levels are accurate, then drop the 4 footer. I like verification though.
I have a large bubble level on the pin box of my 5er for rough side-to-side leveling. Then I use a 24" level on the floor in front of the fridge for side-to-side final... then front-to-back leveling after unhitching.
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Easy peasy lemon squeezeeeee close enough.

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Old 06-05-2021, 09:34 PM   #9
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With my 12 volt fridge I just make the camper comfortable to live in. When I had duel fuel refrigerators I used a 6 inch level placed in the fridge for leveling.
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With my 12 volt fridge I just make the camper comfortable to live in. When I had duel fuel refrigerators I used a 6 inch level placed in the fridge for leveling.


So, based on your comment, does that mean leveling is not as critical if you have 12 v fridge? Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2021, 09:24 AM   #11
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Any absorption style fridge (no compressor) needs to be level. So if the 12v does not run a compressor, yes, it needs to be level.
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Any absorption style fridge (no compressor) needs to be level. So if the 12v does not run a compressor, yes, it needs to be level.


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We've got a 6" level that we use on the rear bumper to determine left-to-right, then adjust that with a 2x10 under the appropriate tires if needed. Then block, unhook, then check front-to-back on the hitch, verify on the floor. Then use it to adjust the feet on the solid step.
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So, based on your comment, does that mean leveling is not as critical if you have 12 v fridge? Thanks!
If the fridge only operates on 12 volt only then leveling is not as critical. This is a compressor fridge.
If the fridge operates on electric and or propane it is an absorption fridge and needs to be level.
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Old 06-06-2021, 03:00 PM   #15
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I keep a four foot level in the TT. Have an 8” bullet level in the truck. After leveling using the 4’ level, I added stick on curved levels to each side. Now I pretty much walk to & read those stickons when setting up camp.
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Yea, front to back is easy with the stand on the tongue. It is the side to side that is my concern. I was using a 2' level on the countertop, which this weekend put the camper way off as you looked at it. I placed a level on the rear bumper, it was way off. I just wondered if using the rear bumper would be better than the floor inside the door? Does it matter?

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We've got a 6" level that we use on the rear bumper to determine left-to-right, then adjust that with a 2x10 under the appropriate tires if needed. Then block, unhook, then check front-to-back on the hitch, verify on the floor. Then use it to adjust the feet on the solid step.
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:10 PM   #17
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stick on bubble levels are the way to go. No fancy ones needed, mine are on front left corner, one on front, one on side. Wife looks at one on front while i back onto an Anderson leveling wedge and tells me when to stop. I look at one on side when working the tongue jack. These things are cheap, and hands free once mounted on RV. And always there when you need them.


BTW, kudos to Camping World for putting them on. They were on the trailer, without being asked for when I picked trailer up. I thought I was going to have to buy them, I'd been buying a ton of stuff leading up to pick up day, and was happy to see one less thing to buy.
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Old 06-06-2021, 10:05 PM   #18
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Were you off the same amount-ish between the bumper and the counter-top? The bumper should be parallel with the floor off the frame. There is also a way to see if your levels are good too - open a door and if it moves open or closed on it's own there's a good chance you're out of level.
We used to verify our bumper level with the floor, but have quit doing that as they are bang on. On our last trailer, the bumper could retract or 4xtend for extra storage. We noticed some up and down movement and always used the floor.
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I use a digital carpenter's level, positioned on the kitchen counter surface. For the actual leveling side-to-side on our Wolf Pup 16FQ, I use a Kojack leveler. We used a BAL leveler on our old popup, and I always liked how that worked. It has far better fine adjustment than blocks, and also serves as a wheel chock on that side.
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I leveled my TT with a 4ft'er on the floor in front of the door. Then I added stick-on levels to the very front center of the camper for side to side level and front left (Drivers) side for front-back level.

In retrospect, I should have mounted the Side-Side level bubble either on the rear of the TT Right side so my wife could see it when she's helping. As it is now, she has to lean in to see it behind the propane tank. For the front-back level I should have mounted it where I could see it when I am running the tongue jack. Perhaps just on the frame there. I was just worried about rocks hitting it.

They are cheap enough, I may add a couple more. Or perhaps the circular one posted above??
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