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garmp

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Posted: 06/08/21 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having issues with our leveling system and started to wonder what others use for a level. Do you use a phone app? Carry a carpenters level? How long? Where do you place it? Counter, floor, dash?

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Posted: 06/08/21 04:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a small carpenters level inside the fridge to set outside stick-on bubble levels. When they say I’m level I check the fridge again. Works!


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Posted: 06/08/21 04:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it looks level and feels level, it's level enough.





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Posted: 06/08/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I literally attached one of these level attached to the trim on my steering column.
I found a level spot to park, verified the rig was level on my stove top, and then used double sided tape to make this match what my carpenters level showed on the stove.
Now as I back in, I select my exact parking spot according to what this shows.
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Posted: 06/08/21 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had a LP frig I used the level app in my iPhone and/or a round bubble level in the frig. Now that I have a compressor frig, if it feels close enough that I will not roll out of bed it is close enough. I cut the number of leaving boards in half from what I use to carry, I haven't used any so far.

Dutch_12078

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Posted: 06/08/21 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a pair of levels calibrated in inches with one attached to the dash and the other to the driver's side panel. They let me know quickly if I'll need any supplemental blocking under my automatic jacks and how much. I leveled manually using a carpenters level before attaching them.

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Posted: 06/08/21 05:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And LP fridge will need to be 3 degrees or less level. 3 degrees is a lot of off-level which you will not be satisfied with, so for the fridge, if you feel it is level then the fridge is likely very happy. For you, if you are happy then it is level enough. I would suggest to get used to living every so slightly off-level if you camp a lot, this makes life easier. As long as the eggs dont run too far to one side of the frying pan you are level.

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Posted: 06/08/21 05:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a T Level,place it on the floor of the freezer compartment,works for me.


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Try the dollar store for the cheapest level you can find.

3 degrees is 5" drop across a 8' wide RV, good for the refer and not so good for humans. For every 12" on the level 3 degrees is 0.6".


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Posted: 06/08/21 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a simple round bubble level placed on the floor between and behind the front seats. Easy to see from drivers seat.


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