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Old 04-11-2009, 10:26 PM   #1
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How Do You Know When Your Coach is Level?

At the risk of winning the "dumbest question on the forum" award, I will proceed anyway.

How do you know when your coach is level? The leveling indicator on the console obviously has some "slop" in it and often needs tweaking after it thinks it's level. The carpet is uneven, as is the tile, so putting a bubble level, or any other kind, on those seems non-productive. Counter tops and table level? Hah! We level it by making sure the shower door doesn't move at any position when it's ajar, because if that swings open or closed, it drives my wife nuts, But, when we do that, the bathroom door swings shut when you open it.

If one has a gas refrigerator, I know folks use that to determine level because that's a bit more critical, but we have an all electric and that's probably no more level than anything else in the coach.

So, how do YOU determine that the coach is level when you settle in?
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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I use the bathroom door - if it stays wherever I put it we are pretty level. Also if the frig door stays in place when opened, then we are doing good.

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We do as Barb indicates they do. If the bathroom door does not swing when opened, I figure we must be level. Our shower door stays open as that is the best place for the cat box.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:03 AM   #4
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I use the Lights on the HWH touch pad for initial setup, I then check with Bubble level on Kitchen counter and floor in front of Fridge to fine tune.
I agree that the floor or counter may not be 100% level But close enough!!!

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Old 04-12-2009, 07:50 AM   #5
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I try and get my refrigerator fairly level.
My kitchen counter checks the same as the bottom of my freezer, so I check for level at that spot. When that checks level, my bathroom door stays put when it is open.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:15 AM   #6
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I have my wife lay on the floor. If she rolls, it's not level and the direction she rolls is the low side!
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What about end to end level?????
I Like the idea!!!
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I'm guessing Jim turns his wife 90 degrees and tries again!
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Correct, I spin her 90 degrees!
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I check the level on the rear bumper (this will work until I back in to something!) and on an outside storage bay that runs front-back.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:38 AM   #11
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I use a carpenters bubble level on the floor and chack that the door dont swing on their own and also put some water in the sink to see if it pools on one side do the same with the shower .seems likea lot of checking but it gives me something to do otherwise I will be given a honeydue job
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Jerry,
Since you don't have a gas refer, level is a matter of choice for you. I have combination gas/elec refer and I do as the book basically says, 1/4 bubble on a circular level sight in the refrigerator. if it's level, everything else is level. My controls for leveling are "automatic" and can be calibrated once the coach is level from that point on it is a reference when the 4 lights come on. Using a small straight level at the step area is my final tweaking. If it is level in the bubble there, then the rest of the coach is happy.

The bathroom door, shower door, cabinet doors, are all "individual" indicators, but any one of them being level does not mean that the craftsmen that built your RV leveled all the other items in your RV. It is difficult to find two spots that read the same.

If everyone is comfortable walking in the RV is a good key, unless your equilibrium is really messed up.

Pick a spot, or door, level, and forget it. It is not worth the stress to worry more about.

Oh! Bob! I think I'm going to buy some more levels. "Honey, I'm busy!"
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Level coach

The shower door is a good indicator and you might try putting a half full glass or water on the table. Since you are all electric, close is probably good enough.
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Hi Jerry,
My order of level check is:
  1. HWH lights
  2. EzLevel, a floor level lights device. The device is placed on a specific point on the floor. This point was determined by a carpenter's level, at that point on the floor, and the refrigerator being level.
  3. Bubble levels installed by me in the pilot's area of the coach.
This gets the coach so level even the wife does not complain.
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