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Old 05-12-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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Hi all, need your help again. Sorry for my ignorance. I usually push the automatic level bottom on our Lippert system and all is done.

We are in a park in Calgary where the sit is not very level. I see that the left side is about 2" low. I did the automatic leveling and it was successful but I feel the left side (driver) is still low. I see that the water in the shower accumulates on the left side, bathroom door closes by itself, and medicine cabinet door also closes.

I do own leveling blocks.

Please help me to make sure the MH is level.


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Hi all, need your help again. Sorry for my ignorance. I usually push the automatic level bottom on our Lippert system and all is done.

We are in a park in Calgary where the sit is not very level. I see that the left side is about 2" low. I did the automatic leveling and it was successful but I feel the left side (driver) is still low. I see that the water in the shower accumulates on the left side, bathroom door closes by itself, and medicine cabinet door also closes.

I do own leveling blocks.

Please help me to make sure the MH is level.


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You're not showing ignorance, you're asking something we've all asked, at one time or another. A few zillion discussions on leveling have taken place on here and other RV forums. Many people do different things, in different ways, to get their rigs "close" to level. But, I could go on for a few paragraphs on this but, I'll make it short. What I do is simple. I have leveling blocks, some with a beveled edge, for driving up on. They are pretty good in size.

If we enter an un-level site, I make a judgement call as to use the leveling blocks or not. We too have an automatic leveling system. It's the HWH 625 Computer Controlled system. But, it has a manual side too. I take a quick look at the site and, within a minute, I decide to use the blocks or not.

If so, I simply position the rig where we want the final resting place, then, take out the appropriate blocks and, place them next to the tires. Then, hop back in the rig, back it up or, pull forward, move the blocks into place and, then drive up on them. I use those blocks to get the rig, PRIMARILY level. Then, I use the jacks to "FINE TUNE" the final leveling. When I'm done, ALL SIX TIRES are still on the ground and, the jacks are also in contact and, the COACH IS LEVEL.

While it may take a maybe 1-2 minutes more than "PUSHING A BUTTON" , it's always successful and, way less strain on the coach, the frame, the windshield, and anything in between. Hope this helps some.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:06 AM   #3
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I use a small level to double check that we are indeed level. I place the level on a counter top. I trust it more than my levelers.
I make sure that we are level front to back first and then level off from side to side. If you are only out a little bit its not the end of the world. Lots of times if we are close to level I will dump the air on my coach and call it a day. You dont have to be perfectly level.


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Thanks Scott, do i need to place the leveling blocks under tires or jacks?
I prefer to place under the jack if ok so i dont move the coach. Is this possible.

Also do i need to pull the slides back in to do this?


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Thanks Scott, do i need to place the leveling blocks under tires or jacks?
I prefer to place under the jack if ok so i dont move the coach. Is this possible.

Also do i need to pull the slides back in to do this?


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As mentioned, if bad enough conditions he will drive the tires onto the blocks. I will do this same thing and sometimes put blocks under the jacks as well so they do not have to extend too far, keeps them more substantial in my opinion. You should always have the slides in when leveling the coach so it is best to do all of this before deploying your slides.
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We also have the Lippert system. It was also not very good. We were at Winnebago and had it re calibrated. It is much better now. You can do the recalibration process yourself.
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You might want to refer to your owners manual regarding the slides being in or out when leveling. Our Holiday Rambler owners manual is very specific that the slides should never be operated when the jacks are deployed.
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As mentioned, if bad enough conditions he will drive the tires onto the blocks. I will do this same thing and sometimes put blocks under the jacks as well so they do not have to extend too far, keeps them more substantial in my opinion. You should always have the slides in when leveling the coach so it is best to do all of this before deploying your slides.
This would have been the EXACT answer I would have given. Great!
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Thanks to all....is 2 degree being off on side to side a major or minor out of level?


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Don't know where you're getting your 2* from, but 2* on the width of the coach would be in the area of 3 1/2 inches and what I would consider too much.
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I used a long level on the floor of the coach and manually leveled the MH until I was satisfied with the side to side and front to rear levelness. I went thru the Lippert recalibration procedure to save what I had. The auto leveling now works great.
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Thanks to all....is 2 degree being off on side to side a major or minor out of level?


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The primary concern when leveling is your refrigerator. And, unless things have changed in the past couple of decades, it's the bottom of the freezer that you would put a bubble level on, to check for level. While the operation of "Absorbsion" (RV refrigerators) have improved in operation, they still need to be pretty darn close to level, based on the principle of how they operate.

Some folks don't care and just say: "that's good enough". Well, it's their coach and their fridge. They only cost upwards of around $3500 or so. So, for myself, I prefer to spend that money on diesel fuel and other stuff so, I get it level. Usually, when my fridge is almost right on, the doors to many areas, do not self close or, self open. They stay right where I leave them. But, my counter tops are not level when the freezer bottom is. They're off a bit. I really don't care about that, since there's no potential damage to a counter top if left un level. Good luck.
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Scott, thanks. We have a residential fridge.....does that matter?


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Alank, the 2 degree is what Lipert screen tells me. I think!


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