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Old 10-13-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question Max Leveling Angle

Have not yet purchased our home on wheels, but trying to learn all we can. I picture parking a 32-36 ft motorhome on driveways some of the time. How much of a slope can the levelers contend with? I don't see this as a spec on the vehicles we're researching.

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Far enough to pick tires off the ground which is a no no.
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Max Leveling Angle

They are not designed for big slopes but they can pick tires off the ground which is a no no. Sorry post number 2 would not post until post 3 did strange.
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Have not yet purchased our home on wheels, but trying to learn all we can. I picture parking a 32-36 ft motorhome on driveways some of the time. How much of a slope can the levelers contend with? I don't see this as a spec on the vehicles we're researching.

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Not much slope and there are no specs on this other than common sense. I use blocks to drive up on if needed to get the coach pretty much as level as possible and then fine tune with the jacks. I never park with my front wheels off the ground and never have your back wheels off the ground or no brakes. If I can not achieve getting level using the method above then I will not stay there.
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Have not yet purchased our home on wheels, but trying to learn all we can. I picture parking a 32-36 ft motorhome on driveways some of the time. How much of a slope can the levelers contend with? I don't see this as a spec on the vehicles we're researching.

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My gas Class A coach has a LCI hydraulic leveling jack system and Auto mode will deal with about 2.5 degrees out of level front to back or side to side. Controlling manually can correct up to about 3 degrees. This is max without using leveling boards or blocks. You never want to park without using boards or blocks where the back is the low end such that most or all weight is taken off the rear wheels as this prevents the parking brake that only locks the rear wheels on gas class As from keeping the vehicle in its fixed position.

When parking on ground that is more out of level than 2.5 degrees I have to drive low side or end tires up on to leveling boards or blocks and put blocks to the same extent under the locations where the jacks go down next to the tires that are driven up on blocks. One side effect of this is that the bottom door step down to the ground can become too much and I have a foldable step that I can place on the ground next to the bottom door step to address this.
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If you dump the bags and also use jacks this will give you more flexibility. But as others have stated never measured the actual angle.
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The answer depends on the MH you have! Some have air leveling only, some have air leveling AND hydraulic jacks, and some have just hydraulic jacks. The available leveling height is different for different manufacturers also!
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Have not yet purchased our home on wheels, but trying to learn all we can. I picture parking a 32-36 ft motorhome on driveways some of the time. How much of a slope can the levelers contend with? I don't see this as a spec on the vehicles we're researching.
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If you carry chocks and blocks you can successfully park/camp on most any slopped driveway or campsite.

Usind the RVA jack levelers on my coach I have camped with both front tires off the ground as much as 12 inches, and sometimes with both rear tires off the ground, chocking one, (or both), fronts with a pair of these:


http://www.trafficsafetywarehouse.co...20%20%20%2020/

BTW before the nay-sayers post their negative opinions I have to say that is NOT a recommendation...just what I do.

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the coach does not care if it is level or not, only you do - are you just parking the coach, or are you living in it?
most of us will tell you that there are certainly times and places where perfectly level may not be possible - but that is more to your comfort than anything. We all want level surfaces, but few are. Your coach should be able to handle most situations - and you can even choose NOT to use the levelers - though most will to provide stability as well as leveling.

Don't fret about it too much...
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the coach does not care if it is level or not, only you do - are you just parking the coach, or are you living in it?
most of us will tell you that there are certainly times and places where perfectly level may not be possible - but that is more to your comfort than anything. We all want level surfaces, but few are. Your coach should be able to handle most situations - and you can even choose NOT to use the levelers - though most will to provide stability as well as leveling.
Don't fret about it too much...
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While I agree that the coach does not care if it is level or not... if you have, and use, an absorption refrigerator in the coach that refrigerator DOES care.
See: How Level Is Level Enough For Your RV Refrigerator?
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Yes, if it were not for the refer, the coach doesn't care. That said, I would hope you could find a reasonably flat place, that would not be trying to twist the coach the whole time it's being stored.
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Max Leveling Angle

My driveway, where I keep the MH, is on a 15-20 degree slope. I put two 2x4's and three leveling blocks under the front leveling jacks. The tires are raised about 14 inches off the ground to be level. I put a plastic truck ramp and a leveling block under the tires for some support. The leveling is for when the refrigerator is running or I need to open the slides. Otherwise, I don't level it.
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On the Level

Thanks for all the info and ideas. Only time we rented an RV the owner warned us not to deploy the slide-outs until the coach was level because it could put too much stress on the supports and retraction mechanism.

Some reported making their own blocks to place under the jacks. Are there blocks for that purpose you can buy at RV centers?
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Easiest and lowest cost solution for landing pads is to head down to you local big box store, grab and length of 2" X 12" X 8' pressure treated lumber and have them cut it into 12 inch lengths. Cost you about $1.50 each for eight pads and that will probably out last the coach.
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