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Old 11-24-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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since I am new to rving what is the best way to level my 84 pace arrow? Is it best to use jacks or blocks? My MH does not have built in jacks. Please help so I will know what I need to buy when I'm ready to go camping. I have read other post about using the leveling bubble but do not know how to go about figuring how many blocks to use per mark on bubble. Any help to a newbe will be appreciated.

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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Dennie, Due to the wheelbase differences for different coaches you will have to determine the proper amount of adjustments yourself. On my Class C 31 footer I mounted two heavy duty scissor truck jacks in the rear just behind the duals. I used the typical camping trailer screw jacks up front behind the bumper. The main purpose of the front and rear jacks was for stability and not the "coarse" leveling. Initial coarse leveling was done with a complete set of 2x10 leveling planks to get close to true level, then the jacks to sneak up on "perfect".
Use a regular carpenter's level on the kitchen floor to get your coach level the first time and then install your permanent level where you can see it from the driver's seat. Make sure you use the carpenter's level to check left-right and front-back.
Bye the way--hang a warning tag at the driver's station stating: JACKS ARE DOWN. I won't tell you why I know this!

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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Dennie, I forgot to mention that you can get the jacks for a very very reasonable price from a salvage yard, preferably one that handles heavy duty trucks. Make sure you get the cranks that go with them. Mount the jacks to the frame rails. I converted one of my cranks sockets by welding a three flatted shaft on the back so it fit my cordless drill--fast down to contact and then use the regular crank.
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