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Old 08-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Leveling a new coach !

Me and my family just bought a new 2010 Jayco 31ss. We have been camping until recently in travel tralers and we are wondering how do we level the RV ? do we buy blocks for all 4 sets of wheels or get some type of jack system ? Please help me out here !


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Old 08-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hi Andy,
Welcome to iRV2. If the coach has no leveling system, the simplest thing to do is buy or make blocks to level the coach. For over 10 years, my oldest son had the job of placing the blocks under the coach according to my instructions so I could drive up on them. Also consider purchasing bubble levels that can be secured to the wall of the coach easily readable by the driver. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to place the correct number of blocks under the correct wheels and level the coach on the first try.

My final test for level is the refer door. Open to 45 then 90 then 135 degrees. If the door stays where you put it, the coach is level. Make sure the blocks support the entire foot print of each tire.

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Do you use Blocks or wood planks?
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There are many ways to do this but be sure to keep the entire foot print of all tires supported and not let the side of the tread hang off the blocks, planks or pads. You will want to graduate up to the final level to make it easier to drive up. Once you get the coach level, you may want to stabilize the coach to help in it rocking around on the suspension. Stabilizer jacks can be installed but they do not level the coach. After market leveling systems get very pricey and you can add it to the "must have" items on your next coach. Good luck and
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You can install a leveling system, but figure on spending upwards of $3500. Most people opt for blocks under the wheels - home made or store-bought.

Does the coach have stabilizer jacks to reduce the jiggle as the body moves on the springs? If not , that might be a handy add-on when the budget permits. Much less expensive than levelers - they don't need anywhere near as much weight capacity and are simple manual scissor jacks.
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