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Old 03-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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How do you tell you are level

With our old 5ver it was a breeze to level it.
Now with the gas MoHo; what do you use to tell you how far out of level you are after parking in a campsite?
I know when it's a level site I can auto level using the levelers...
But what about asite that's out of whack. How do you tell how far out of whack it is?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Several suggestions:

1. Before you shut down the engine, get out and walk around. Sometime moving ahead or back can make a difference. Ffor some reason RV parks like to put a crown in the parking spaces.

2. I carry a small level and check on the floor by the drivers seat. Not really that precise.

3. DW gets out a can and places on the kitchen counter. She lays it on the side and checks front to back and side to side. If it rolls front, low in front. If level, it won't roll.

4. Finally she will go to the bathroom door (depending on the configuration). If it stays open and closes easily, we are level. If it closes on its own very quickly, we are low in front and vice versa.

Keep experimenting. You'll find what works best for you.

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We used to open the refrigerator door about half way, see if it swings. It will go to the low side, sort of like a wind vane. Coach does not have to be perfect, but a fridge door that does not stay where the Cook leaves is, will render an unhappy cook!
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Great advice from Dave. We do the same things.... except for rolling the can.

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I know its level when my DW says its level.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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If you have an iPhone there is an app that is a level.
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Because I go to dog/horse shows alone and the camping spots are not level at all, I use a 4' level to try to determine how far off it is and then use the Linx levelers sometime it takes a while to get it right. I never use the elec jacks when the tires will be off the ground. I hope some of the more experienced RV'ers will come up with a some great ideas.
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I keep a small bullseye level on the floor of the freezer.When the levels on the dash and under the drivers side window get real close,I go check in the freezer.I just make sure the fridge is level,or close to level.
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We use a carpenter's short level on the floor at the sink about mid-point of the MH while I'm up front with the buttons and DW is looking at the leveling bubble back there and using code words to guide me - More. More. MORE. MORE. OfortheluvvaWHOA! Are you doing fronttoback or sidetoside up there and don't look at me in that tone of voice or I'll slap you so fast you'll think you're surrounded!

We also use the bathroom door as a confirmation, looking for it to stay wherever we open it up to, in which case the MH is considered operationally level.
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I use a small round bubble level placed on the kitchen counter. If most of the bubble is in the circle .. good nuff.
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With our old 5ver it was a breeze to level it.
Now with the gas MoHo; what do you use to tell you how far out of level you are after parking in a campsite?
I know when it's a level site I can auto level using the levelers...
But what about asite that's out of whack. How do you tell how far out of whack it is?

It looks like you have a 2012 Tiffin Allegro and it is probably equipped with the HWH automatic leveling jacks. They will let you know if you are in a site that they can't level the coach.

Check out the Tiffin RV net if you haven't already.

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If the front wheels come off the ground you must drive up on some blocks first to keep some weight on the front. Never let the rear tires lift off the ground. It just takes a little practice and you'll be an old pro.
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One of the things I did with my Class A was get a couple of small bubble levels of the kind they sell for trailers.. I first leveled the rig per a carpenter's level and the Power Gear sensor,, Then I stuck one on the dash, and one on the wall beside the driver's seat.

It is very easy to tell if level, or how unlevel, now a days

Just now I backed in, putting 2 slabs of 2x under the driver's dide and one under the passanger side rear wheels.. Both bubbles are dead center in the arc and of course when I hit the switch on the Power Gear.. ONly the "CONDGRADUALTIONS YOU ARE LEVEL" light lit.
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I know its level when my DW says its level.
Yep, that's the best method. I start out with a little bubble target on the counter. But, after all's said and done..........
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