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Old 02-13-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Where to measure level?

OK, having a problem knowing whats level. In my former coach, a 77 "c" according to DW(I thought it was 83-84) we always leveled setting the level in the fridge right on the flat freezer floor. That fridge had to be dead level to work.
My new to me 99 LePalma has a little two way level near the arm console for the leveling controls but the liquid is long since vanished.
I got out my small carpenters bubble level and measured all over the coach on flat surfaces that you would think were level with each other. I also tried the method of the freezer floor. The coach doesn't feel quite level to me but I can't for the life of me find any two spots within the coach that will agree on where level is exactly.
I don't mind whatever spot in the coach I have to use, I just want to know the correct spot.
The console spot where the little level is is definately not correct.

Where do you measure level in your coach? what is the proper procedure?
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obvoiusly, this is not an automatic leveling system. Mine is a Power Gear
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put a bubble level in the bottom of the refer.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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If you are leveling just for the frig then inside the frig would probably be best. They say they can be off a little but how much is guess work.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #4
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If it doesn't feel comfortable to you- then it probably isn't level. I usually just open the bathroom door and if it stays in one spot without drifting closed or open, I call it good.
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use the frig you will-be fine
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:58 PM   #6
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For me the floor and the stove top works,try to fry eggs with the stove not level.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:38 AM   #7
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Have given up on dead level. Fridge doesn't seem to have to be dead level to work so I just put a bullet level in the middle of the kitchen floor, get it close, and call it good, and hope the eggs stay in the middle of the pan. And they usually don't, but that's because the bottom of the pan is warped! And the little bulls eye level by the leveling controls has never been even close.
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Thanks all. I used the dash the other night when we had our first outting and the bed felt level. That's a biggie for me so I'll just keep using the dash. I also noticed that when I accidently spilled a few oz's of water on the table, it didn't run anywhere, just sat there in a puddle right where it spilled. Guess that'll be close enough.
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When I had my class A I used the RV EZ Level on the floor. You can buy at Camping World.
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I used a 12" torpedo level on the bottom of the fridge to level the rig when we first got it, then put stick-on bubble levels on the TV cabinet (left-to-right) and the driver's side window (fore/aft) where I can watch as I use the jacks.
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The fridge doesn't like more than 3 degrees out of level. It is important that it is level because damage to the cooling unit is done over time. My motto has always been that level is when my pillow doesn't go down hill!! LOL
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I can use any kind of level there is, bubble, torpedo, carpenter's level etc. but; until mama says it's level it ain't level.
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I can use any kind of level there is, bubble, torpedo, carpenter's level etc. but; until mama says it's level it ain't level.
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We determine "level" by the shower and commode room doors (directly opposite each other) ...if the cold shower door hits me/DW in the butt while drying off after a hot shower, that is NOT GOOD !!!
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