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Old 12-20-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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Just bought 09 Excel Limited 35TKE.When setting up I had trouble leveling unit. Unit has independent hydralic leveling system-electric rear stabilzer jacks. I place carpenter levels on the floor in the center by the kitchen area and also on the belly floor by the jack control unit. Thought I had it level but still missed it.
Question:Tricks you use to level the unit. Tks in advance.

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Old 12-20-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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Side to side you need to put blocking under the tires on the low side of the rig, till close to level. Leveling from front to back, go up or down with front legs till level (I leave the front a little high). Go to back run jacks down till snug, should be good to go.

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Back into the campsite pad about where you want to be, back to 1 to 2 feet to the rear of where you want to end up. Get out and use a level from side to side on the front trailer bumper. If one side is very much lower than the other, place boards or Lynx levelers in front of the tires on the low side and then pull forward onto the levelers and check again with the level. Once it is level, then chock and un-hook from your tow vehicle, and then you can level from front to back of the trailer. It is actually better to be slightly lower on the side of the camper away from the door so when the A/C drips, it will drip to the backside of the camper, away from the door and awning side. Hope this helps someone.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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One trick to level front to back is to open a cabinet door. Level it till the doors stops swinging. The fridge door is a good one also(will probably want a little tilt to close the fridge door).
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:22 AM   #5
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There are many things to consider when leveling. Some you mentioned. Outside door swing, counters, stove, floor, etc.

You might first need to verify that the floor in the kitchen and the floor in the basement are parallel (both should level at the same time).

I think we all assume most of our appliances are relatively level relative to one another and the floor. But there is always some variations. You should use what is most important to YOU.

We put a RV level on the nose of the 5th wheel king pin box - it can be seen from the drivers seat. We back into our spot, check for side/side level where we want the rig to sit - then block as necessary.

We have a second RV level by the controls for the electric legs. Unhitch and level front to rear.

You will need to assure your source for level in both directions is level when you mount RV levels so they will be accurate.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:04 AM   #6
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It is just trial and error, and after doing it for some time one gets so you can tell how much out of level you are by eye sight. The main thing is the side to side before you level the length…. My self I always like to have a little lean so my tanks drain good and I like having my head higher than my feet for sleeping, so mine is never on the bubble… Book2

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