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Old 08-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Gadget Man View Post
I agree. Although I don't have a towable, I can see how it would benefit owners of towables even more.

The thing I like the most about the LevelMate, is you can see how level a campsite is before you even unbuckle your seatbelt. If the campsite is too far off-level, you can look for another campsite without getting out of the driver's seat.
That's a nice feature. I did notice at a dump station the other day that when I tried to level my LCI pad told me it was not level enough as soon as I hit autolevel. Never saw it do that before. It must have to be pretty extreme because most of the time it tries and then tells me it a can't do it when its not very level.

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Old 08-27-2016, 08:12 AM   #30
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When I come into any place I am going to park I turn on our leveling system. Simply by looking at the lights I have an indication of how level the spot is. If I wish more information I can scroll through the display to see how much it is out.

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Old 08-27-2016, 08:41 AM   #31
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The LevelMate Pro looks cool but here's something that is also very good, easy and very cheap. We've tried all the usually ways but I wanted something that did not involve or require that the DW move the level front to back or side to side. Not seeing a bubble level makes it difficult to know which way things need to be moved. It is also not easy to see bubbles from the drivers seat where I'm leveling with the jacks. Yes the lights work fine but what if the system is not accurate?? So I came up with this idea for ease of manually leveling.

I went to a parking lot and found as level a spot as i could. Then I put the jacks down and tweaked it so it was truly LEVEL. I also had a 4' level with me and verified that the floors front and rear were level.

IMHO one can't always use counters or appliances because they may not be level. I assumed that the floor would be a level place since it was installed right on the MH frame. If the floor is level the shower and sinks should drain and the fridge should work.

Now while setting in the drivers seat mount a small level on the dash so that it will give you side to side level. Do the same just below the drivers window for front to rear level. I used the sticky backed levels. They should stick well OK. I have some that can be screwed onto the dash and i may mount those now that I know exactly where i want the levels. Mount them in a location where you can easily determine that the bubble is level while setting.

Essentially you have made a GEEK Leve-lMate Pro for the cost of two cheap bubbles levels.

Now I can find a level spot in a parking lot or CG and I can tweak my jacks without getting out of the drivers seat. Its less hassle than waiting for the DW to tell me which way and how much to raise the jacks and I don't have to open any doors and watch them swing. It works great is cheap and it's very easy to level.
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Our CC is 99% spot on. It consistently slopes just a bit towards the front, which will allow some water in the shower to stand, as the drain is towards the rear of the coach. I also find that condensation on the cap, is more likely to flow down the windshield too.

If parking for longer periods of time, I'll adjust the front up manually just a tad. And maybe then once every 7 days after that, I'll turn the system back on and react level, and again tweak the front up a bit higher, due to settling and I assume air bag loss of air.

I use the Gravitometer APP. Easy to use, and I find it accurate. I have two locations I place this: 1) On the kitchen counter, as it is easy to do quickly while the coach is sometimes working hard to level; 2) On the tile floor, also in the kitchen and right in the middle of the coach front to back and left to right.

It's never been enough of a problem for me to have it slight re-calibrated. If I ever did, I'd probably purposely ask them to level it just a tad towards the rear, front higher, to help reduce condensation running down the windshield. (May even add the flexible rain gutter when we get our cap painted next time.)

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The little bubbles work well. You can buy a sack full on Amazon for a few bucks.
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Originally Posted by TeJay View Post
Yes the lights work fine but what if the system is not accurate??
Go through the leveling process as you describe with the 4' level and then use the process described in the manual to 'zero' the leveling system. Should be just as accurate as attaching very short spirit levels without the clutter of attaching extra stuff.

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