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Old 08-15-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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Got the coach, still getting it read for the first trip.
I think it is pretty dumb that a level is not mounted or included with the coach for use when leveling at a campsite. Ranting finished.

I was told by the PDI guy to get a circular bubble level, Don't mount it to any plastic and mount it on to a bracket against the wall close to the level controls. Also, go to a level parking lot, bring a good level like a 2-3 foot construction level, set the coach up leveling the floor in the center of the coach and then calibrate the bubble level.

SO, where have people mounted the level to level the coach at the camp site? Also, any recommendations as to what type of level and initial setup?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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Got the coach, still getting it read for the first trip.
I think it is pretty dumb that a level is not mounted or included with the coach for use when leveling at a campsite. Ranting finished.

I was told by the PDI guy to get a circular bubble level, Don't mount it to any plastic and mount it on to a bracket against the wall close to the level controls. Also, go to a level parking lot, bring a good level like a 2-3 foot construction level, set the coach up leveling the floor in the center of the coach and then calibrate the bubble level.

SO, where have people mounted the level to level the coach at the camp site? Also, any recommendations as to what type of level and initial setup?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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I leveled my coach using a 2' level on the floor, table, and counter top, and it would be rare for all locations to agree.

Once I had leveled to my satisfaction, I used silicone to affix a circular level to console next to the leveling controls. My console was relatively level, and good sized dollop of silicone allowed me to position the level properly.

Works great for me.

I'm going to move this topic to MH - General Discussion as it applies to all brands of motorhomes.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:17 AM   #4
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I use the leveling lights built in to my HWH control panel.

I've checked the lights against a bubble level and they are accurate. If not they can be adjusted according to HWHs manual.

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Old 08-15-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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Hi Mike,
I also use the level lights that are integrated with my jacks. However, some people who travel with me are a bit persnickety about how the coach "feels". Instead of debating the issue (and I would never win), made the coach level according to the HWH lights. Then I took a 3' carpenter's level and put it on the kitchen floor in front of the refer. The level was perfect, both ways. Next I got a level gizmo, click here to see a sample. Now when this persnickety person says it is not right, she can chek it herself. So far the HWH lights and the high tech gizmo on the floor remain in agreement. Of course facts make no difference to some people. The coach must still be tweaked to personal specifications.

This is similar to the coach temp always changing even thought the thermostat has not been changed. I bought a bunch of technology to measure the interrior of the coach at several points to prove the coach temp was always the same. I didn't win that one either.
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I will add that the lights on my HWH system agree with my bubble level, or is it the other way around?
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Interesting - the 2002 Dolphin LX we used to have had a bubble level built into the Power Gear jack controller. I never like d it much, so I glued up a pair of Hoppy trailer level indicators, one on the wall by the controller and one perpendicaular on the dash just ahead of it. Worked fine.

But you can do it by feel too - adjust until it is comfortable to walk around. Does not have to be dead on and your fridge is happy if you are happy.
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Thanks for the replies. UNFORTUNATELY, there are no lights or any indication the coach is level on the jack controller panel. Pretty dumb if you ask me.
I was thinking the silicone route. That way I don't have to drill any mounting holes anywhere. GaryKD, I have seen those around and have been wondering about them, thanks for the user input also.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:46 PM   #10
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We leveled the motorhome with a 2' level on the floor, checked a bubble level on the bottom of our fridge- it agreed - then I stuck another bubble level on the drivers door arm rest, with the bubble in the center, using a product called "Handy Tack" which is like putty only sticky. Works good, easy to see and is close to the leveler controls.
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I like to use a bubble level to level the coach before deploying the HWH jacks, as I have been on occasion been on 'excessive slope'. So I use the bubble level to block up the tires, and then deploy the auto jacks.

Therefore, I too would like to have a bubble level mounted at the driver's position to 'gross level' the coach on blocks before deploying the jacks.

I might take Dirk's advice and mount a bubble level up front with silicone.
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I use a 2 ft. carpenters level and check the swinging of the bathroom door.
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I have a bubble mounted on the dash above the controller. Since the refridgerator is leveled at the factor, I used that bubble level to insure the one on the dash is in compliance. I also check the bathroom door.
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