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Old 04-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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leveling and levels

where is the best place to put the level to make sure the coach is level and also what level is recommended.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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I use the floor.
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where on the floor- up front, kitchen area - does it matter?
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I've heard that the floor of the fridge is the best place but when I'm checking it with a bubble level, I use the floor... anywhere in the coach.

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where on the floor- up front, kitchen area - does it matter?
In theory, the whole floor is level.
I put the level on the floor next to my "command module" so I can reach it, alternating fore and aft, and set the "level point" on the leveler controller by that. Did it once when I got the rig. Still good.
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I use a bulls-eye level in the freezer. But the best is the bathroom door.
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I use a bulls-eye level in the freezer. But the best is the bathroom door.
Great point! We usually don't play with the level but rely on how the bathroom door swings to tell us when we're level.

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The first time I did it I used a shelf in the fridge. That was awkward. I discovered that when the fridge was level the galley counter was also level...so I use that now. I manually level, DW lets me know when we're good.
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I did a little test. Not very scientific - but it seems to have worked. Set up on flat area - deployed jacks. Placed a level on the top of the fridge - then inside the fridge in various places and found I was level. Took the level and placed it on my counter top and was level too. So thats where the level goes. Will have to go through this again this weekend since the Amish instal was done last week. Hopefully the fridge is well set and level as it sits and I'll be back in business. I'm not sure with this coach how sensitive the fridge was or will be but probably less so than you might think. A ball bearing on the floor might even be enough of a test - if it doesn't roll uphill like a carnival fun house it might just be close enough. Just a nonscientific observation. Bottom line - the floor or any other place may be level - but depending on how the fridge is set, it could be off a little anyway. YMMV. RVM2
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I used to use a bubble level on the kitchen floor but it was a pain running back & forth to the levelling control. So, I purchased 2 stick-on levels from Camping World
RV Levels, Set of 2 - Rv Designer Collection E401 - Levels - Camping World
I levelled up one last time with the bubble level and then attached the 2 levels, one on the side wall right above the level control and the other on the dash.
I can now level perfectly every time from the drivers seat.
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I just use the little 9" level on the kitchen counter. I verify it with the bathroom door.
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My jacks have an auto level mode that I start out with. I then re level using the bathroom door as a guide if necessary.
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I used to use a bubble level on the kitchen floor but it was a pain running back & forth to the levelling control. So, I purchased 2 stick-on levels from Camping World
RV Levels, Set of 2 - Rv Designer Collection E401 - Levels - Camping World
I levelled up one last time with the bubble level and then attached the 2 levels, one on the side wall right above the level control and the other on the dash.
I can now level perfectly every time from the drivers seat.
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thanks for all the info!- I will work on getting level set this week.
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