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Old 08-27-2016, 08:46 AM   #1
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Leveling range on uneven ground

Well the day has finally arrived, I will bring my Monaco Camelot 42PDQ home Monday. I noticed that the place I will park the coach is about 18" to 20" off level. Will the airbag leveling system lift the coach that high? Should I get some leveling blocks or 2"x12" pieces of wood ready? I could not find any info in the manual on how high it will raise the coach.
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I don't think there is any chance you can level on that slope! I believe the normal leveling range on Monaco is around 6", but not sure. I would go prepared to block it up!

BTW, we love our Windsor with air leveling! I would never want a coach with hydraulic leveling jacks!
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No way you can level on a 18" slope
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Well the day has finally arrived, I will bring my Monaco Camelot 42PDQ home Monday. I noticed that the place I will park the coach is about 18" to 20" off level. Will the airbag leveling system lift the coach that high? Should I get some leveling blocks or 2"x12" pieces of wood ready? I could not find any info in the manual on how high it will raise the coach.
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Maybe make up 2 "Ramp's" for the two low side tire's, so when you drive up on them, your Coach will be level. Wider one for the rear tire's.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:35 AM   #5
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I would estimate you could level for about 14" over the 43' length of your coach.
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I don't think it will work. I'm about 12" out over the length of the rig and I have had to bring in gravel and build up pads and ramps to get ours close enough to level. Even so the rear bags are all the way down and they fronts are all the way up. One of my jobs on the to do list is get some blocks and more gravel.
Kind of busy right now due to the DW's death last Sunday.
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So sorry to hear of your loss Mr D.

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Mr.D: Sorry to hear about your loss.
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I agree it will not level up. I have close to the same coach. However, when you press the auto-level, it will light up "slope". Press auto-level again. May have to do it 3 or 4 times, then it will do its best to level. At that point, you can decide if it is good enough, or add blocking. My driveway is out of level to the point I have to push the auto-level to bypass slope about 4 times. But when it finishes, it is only one light short of level, which it good enough for me. Remember that the Dometic fridge does not like to be way out of level.
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Thank you, does the propane/ electric fridges handle being off level better
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I carry a supply of 2 X 12 blocks, keep them under the slideout trays in the basement. I figure my coach, same size as yours, can handle a 6" difference max. Any more than that and I use my leveling blocks.
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sorry for your loss.................
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propane fridges like to be level
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I leveled my parking space with base course, a mix of gravel, course sand and clay. Base course is much better than just lose gravel in that it packs down hard and will stay put. I built up my pad so it is within 1 inch level in both directions. Then I inserted thick cement patio stones where the tires and jacks would go in the base course. It helps to spread out the load better and keeps the tires and jacks pads from being contact with damp earth all the time. I also added a 6 x 6 post flat on the ground where my rear tires needed to stop, a chock. This is held in place with 24 inch rebar driven into the ground. Also painted a red line on the 6 x 6 where the outside of the rear tire should be to indicate proper left - right alignment. In order to open my slides in this parking space, I have to be plus/minus two inches of the target.
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