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Old 04-17-2021, 10:17 AM   #1
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How level is level

Hey guys, how level do I need to get my 5er so everything works right, fridge and slides? And where is a good reference point to check level? I can't get to the frame because of insulation, I get different readings from floor and solid surface counter and the rear bumper doesn't look like it was attached with much attention to level. Running a 2016 8529RLBS 35'.
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:21 AM   #2
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I've heard that 5 to 6 degrees off is fine but the fact is if you can lay on the bed or floor without the feeling of rolling then your good.
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:26 AM   #3
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I've heard that 5 to 6 degrees off is fine but the fact is if you can lay on the bed or floor without the feeling of rolling then your good.
X2. And get a Level Mate. It makes leveling easier.

https://www.amazon.com/LogicBlue-Tec.../dp/B083ZMZPR8
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:39 AM   #4
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If you have internal doors open them up and see if they stay where you open them up to. If it feels level to you that should be good to go.
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:48 AM   #5
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I define RV level as what my adjusted torpedo level says it is. My prior measurements have always been on top of my refrigerator because I have always thought of it as the most level sensitive thing in my trailer. I agree that plus or minus 5 degrees is is okay.

My new to me TT has built in tube levels at the front of the TT at the trailer nose.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:20 AM   #6
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Truth is, RV level depends on what feels good to you.
You can put a level in multiple places in/on your RV and chances are none of them will agree. Some folks use bumpers, frames, counter tops, floors, fridge, bed, etc.
I have never worried about how level the fridge is. If I can walk around my RV and it feels fairly level, the fridge is good. I have left my RV very unlevel for a few days with the fridge on and never had any problems.
As far as slides, I do like to be level and stabilized before moving them out, but will move them out occasionally while still hooked to the truck at a stop during travel days if the truck/trailer are both on a fairly level surface. We have to move a small slide out to access the bedroom.
I set my zero point level for the auto levelers by the levelness of the main floor where I walk most of the time. And even that floor, from one end to the other, isn't the same.
Bottom line, don't drive yourself nuts trying to perfectly level your RV from end to end. It just won't happen
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:39 AM   #7
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I never leveled. I always set my TT's to make the runoff from the AC unit go to the Left front or Left rear of TT, depending on where we set up.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:49 AM   #8
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If I can walk around my RV and it feels fairly level, the fridge is good. I have left my RV very unlevel for a few days with the fridge on and never had any problems.
X2 plus adjust to get the AC or rain drip off the roof away from you as TheWolfPaq82 suggests...

see if your fried egg stays in the fry pan long enough or just rolls out of the pan...
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:55 AM   #9
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X2 plus adjust to get the AC or rain drip off the roof away from you as TheWolfPaq82 suggests...

see if your fried egg stays in the fry pan long enough or just rolls out of the pan...
LOL ! Can't argue with that logic.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:11 PM   #10
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I put the level on the countertop. I don't want things rolling around when preparing food.

The floor and the countertop are the same as far as I can measure. They don't quite agree with the hitch so I need to remember the offset to keep from running back and forth.

I use the Andersen level blocks so I don't need to add or subtract blocks for getting the side to side level.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:15 PM   #11
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i just got some square pencils and now "mostly level" is ok. never had a problem with things working.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:17 PM   #12
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Overthinking it I guess

Thanks for all the comments. Maybe I'm just overthinking the whole process. I've thought about using a trick we did when we were house flipping to check floors and foundations by just rolling a shooter marble and see where it goes.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:23 PM   #13
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I have a bubble level app on my phone and I place it on the floor just inside the door plus I have two of those cheap stick on rv levels, one on the rear bumper and one for fore and aft right close to the front jack switch.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:48 PM   #14
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I have determined that my stove top and fridge are about the same. So the large round bubble level placed on the stove top with the bubble mostly in center gets the job done for me.
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Old 04-17-2021, 01:03 PM   #15
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I use a 3 foot level on top of the 'diamond plate' on the front of my RV and the top of the pass-thru on the side. Works like a charm.

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Old 04-17-2021, 01:17 PM   #16
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If you have internal doors open them up and see if they stay where you open them up to. If it feels level to you that should be good to go.
If my bathroom door doesnt slam shut, I'm OK.
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I have determined that my stove top and fridge are about the same. So the large round bubble level placed on the stove top with the bubble mostly in center gets the job done for me.
Agreed. I use a level set on my cast iron griddle.
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Old 04-17-2021, 01:58 PM   #18
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I like to make sure no matter what that my bathroom door will slightly swing to a sort of closed position, hate it when it swings open on me))
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I like the bathroom door to slowly swing shut, life is better that way))
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Old 04-17-2021, 03:37 PM   #20
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X2. And get a Level Mate. It makes leveling easier.

https://www.amazon.com/LogicBlue-Tec.../dp/B083ZMZPR8
This looks interesting and could save a lot of time when parking. No more, oops not level moments.

Do you have one installed? How did you power it? Reading user's manual it sounds like it could run off the trailer battery?
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