Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4
33ft 5th wheel recently purchased and set up in a rv park. noticed interior doors swinging open, checked side-side leveling and it is 2-3 bubbles off. the doors opening is not something we cant live with, but should i be concerned being setup like this long term (6 months) may cause some other issues, like maybe refrigerator problems. i would just correct it, but it would require imposing on a friend to use his truck.

golfer_gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
Moderator in Memoriam
Kablewizard's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 2,362
Hi Gary and welcome to Irv2. You have a great question there. we don't pay to much attention to the outside levels, they just get us close. The one we worry about is the bubble level in the fridge itself if thats OK I don't worry about the others to much. I was always told a few degrees off can effect the fridge over a length of time. SO check inside the refrigerator first before making to many changes.

Jim (SSG US Army Ret.) and Cheri (TSG Phx ANG Ret.) Mesa, AZ
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab Diesel | 2005 Honda Goldwing | 2006 35' Dune Chaser 5th Wheel
Kablewizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 03:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
Ray,IN's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 12,295
Jim is right. Dometic says the maximum their refrigerators may be out of level is: 6 degrees front to back (looking at the frig door), and 3 degrees side to side for proper operation.
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert theConstitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
Jeff_in_The_Dalles's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Posts: 544
If a friend of mine were in your situation, I'd be kind of bummed if they hesitated to ask to borrow my truck...

Maybe you would feel more comfortable if you invited your friend (and his truck) over to dinner?
Dodge Ram dually laramie 4x4 w/jake, B&W, Brakesmart.
Kit Patio Hauler 394F toyhauler 5th wheel
Camo 680 Rincon, Green 500 Foreman, Blk twincam Roadking
Jeff_in_The_Dalles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
Senior Member
Bill1374's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 178
Why not a 6 tpon bottle jack under the spring plate. Bring that tire up enough to slide a 2 x 8 under the tire and then do the same to the other tire. If you need to go up more, repeat the process. I don't think I would take it all at once.

Tiffin Phaeton 40rh
2016 HD Street Glide
Bill1374 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
wingnut60's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Burleson, TX
Posts: 2,341
I think Bill has easiest solution--jack one tire off ground, place 2x8 or 2x10 under tire, set down and check level. If not enough, put board under other tire and recheck. Might need some 1x if 2x is too much. And a 2x on one tire may be same as 1x under both tires. Lots of combinations to play with.
'05 36TK3 Mobile Suites
'10 F450 new to me
'09 F450 Lariat 4x4--died
wingnut60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 59
He's got a 5th wheel. If you use the jack method, don't forget the landing legs too. You have to pick up the weight of the pin, and re-level the legs. I've used the jack method, and doing that and without re-levelling the legs twists the frame.


'2011 Cameo 37 RESLS

2012 3500 Dodge dually
sheff69 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone go from a MH to a 5th wheel Ron and Patti Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 25 05-13-2008 03:49 PM
Trail-Air or 5th Ariborne 5th Wheel Hitch K-Star 5th Wheel Discussion 5 08-11-2007 06:07 AM
5th wheel vs TT WebNut Travel Trailer Discussion 11 08-10-2007 05:15 PM
Wanted, RV Ratings 5th wheel CD set from RV Consumer Group LIKENIT Gear and Product Discussions 1 08-31-2006 05:49 PM
How do I set up a 5th wheel hitch without a trailer? 64mary7 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 6 05-14-2006 06:44 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.