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Old 05-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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what is the best leveler indicator-bubble?

OK stupid question of the day. Who makes the best leveler indicator. What kind is it (bubble;electronic;plumb bob) And most important were do you put it? What is the reference flat place to mount it to. I trust factory installed ones but I did not find a factory placement guide for our 87 Rockwood class A as to were to install one. I do often see them mounted by the door. I most likely put in a bubble type in keeping with the vintage look but I am open to ideas.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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We went with making sure the fridge is level - we used a single round bubble in the center of the freezer (marked a circle around it so we could repeat our setup) then installed 2 single line bubbles, one on the dash and one on the side wall of the drivers side of the MH. Once we were happy with the fridge being level (we did this setup a few times and made minor adjustments to the 2 single line bubble levels) we then made a minor change as necessary to the leveling system. Two nice things happened from doing this, the fridge works perfectly all the time and the whole living room slide sits as it should and rain never backs up (yes we have a slide cover) on the top of the slide.

Putting the level bubbles is a personal choice, but I suggest putting them in a place easy for the MH operator to view since leveling the MH is usually their responsibility.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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I use the trim on my MH when park in the garage it is level. I use a carpenters level and lay it on the trim for front to back and the bumper for side to side. I don't use any other system and it seems to work and didn't cost anything since I already had them. It doesn't have to be perfectly level.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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I like the refrigerator idea. Like you said it is the one thing that needs to be level. I thought of the bumper idea but after 26 years I would worry about "bumper sag". I have to ask as a dog person-are your two Dalmatians from the same litter? They look well behaved (or do you have a fast shutter on the camera)?
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OK, I'm a bit of a techie - I use a buble app on my Android smartphone. Works great and the app was free.
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x2 on SPICoaster's method with one note...

Make sure DW is happy with how the bathroom door operates (stays open or closed) before you mount the 2 driver sight levelers.
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when i work on levelers, i tell owners to pick one place they want level. i use a 4 ft square and level to that spot. you wont find too many things that are built on the same plane in an rv. . square isnt in most manufacturers vocabulary. usually they pick the refrig. i have leveled water in a pan on the stove, bath room doors, but seldom have i gotten two things in one rv to agree. if you use a bubble level, pick a spot, after leveling the unit with a good 4 ft level, and use it regularly. this is the only way you can insure level to your satisfaction. this is not to include all manufacturers. there are some that do do a good job.
46 yrs in the rv industry as a service tech and service manager give me some experience in this area.
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The cheap bulls eye level from Lowes
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It might sound a little ghetto but function wise, the simplest and most effective way I've found is to pick a spot that NEEDS to be level like a table or counter..... and set a marble on it. Using a plate to eliminate friction helps... the marble will tend to roll towards the lower quadrant.
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I like the refrigerator idea. Like you said it is the one thing that needs to be level. I thought of the bumper idea but after 26 years I would worry about "bumper sag".
I think you'd be surprised at how far out of level the refer can be and still be "level" according to the refer manufacturer!
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Kitchen counter works for me - one of the little round bubble levels.
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The ONLY place to check the level is the refrigerator. That is the only item in an RV that has to be level. Failure to do so will eventually kill the refrigerator
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I have 3 mounted bubble levels on the outside of my coach. OEM. Sides and rear.. Takes two to level
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I use the bathroom door, if it swings I am not level.
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