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Old 09-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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not so level ground

how much degree can your coach be off in order for the jacks not to have enough travel to level coach also anyone get butterflies on their first a class due to its cost and size ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Yep... I had my share of butterflies when I got my 40DP... but soon, that'll turn to excitement as you'll look forward to hearing that big diesel come to life when you turn the key.

There really isn't an answer to your leveling question because it will vary from rig to rig... and often times, not only is a site sloped from back to front but also side to side. This might cause a jack on one side not to have enough reach while the other side might be fine.

It's a trial and error thing with a big DP. Carry some wooden pads to stack under your jack(s) when necessary to give you that extra couple of inches.

Good luck.

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
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Leveling - jacks length varies with the coach. Most carry wood blocks to put under jacks as needed.

Another consideration is the entry step height - it can get pretty high sometimes - many carry a wood step or a commercially made step adder for such situations.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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I have had mine a year and a half and I still get butterfiles because of the cost and the size.

I agree with the other posters about carrying short pieces of wood I have 2x6 about a foot long. I rarely use them. Usually if I get the dreaded out of travel light on my jack controller I move my coach a bit on the pad and look for a spot that is just a tad less of a slope to level over. Biggest thing to look for is where a spot is out of level in two angles. Slopes across the pad and slopes from one end of the pad to the other. My jacks level side first then front to back. If I have a downhill slope on the side then have to level the front to back that jack is where I see the most out of travel indications. You also want to have your downhill slope being on the drivers side if possible. When you have to level the passenger side quite a bit it becomes a mountain climbing expedition to get on and off of the steps. Not fun for old men with bad knees. I have on occasion pulled into a campsite backwards and run my power and water connections under the MH to be able to level in a different manner. Have fun with your rig and enjoy. When it is new in some ways is the safest you are going to be with it. Make a check list right now of the things you have to check and do before breaking camp. Put that list in a plastic binder and attach a grease pen to it. When you are used to the MH familiarity breeds contempt. I was great the first couple of months. Then I got stopped a couple of times by people reminding me to put my antenna down not a big thing but hitting a tree branch and jerking it out of the roof would not have been good.
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How far off before the jacks can't fix it.. Varies from RV to RV, This assumes you have LEVELILNG jacks.

My jacks, for example.. about half a bubble is the limit.

So I level with lumber and then drop jacks, I can pad under the jacks if I need to as well... Lynx levelers are great.
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