Originally Posted by TandCplusRV
Thanks to you all. You've set my mind (mostly) at ease regarding the PITA factor that would come with manually leveling a smaller motorhome. Still not sure it's my preference, but seems pretty do-able.
Stupid Newbie Question: If the back of the coach has double tires on each side I am making the assumption that I need blocks or Lynx Levelers under each individual tire?
I started out in a small TT and now have a 32' Class A.
I like to have my rigs leveled (using a stick level) to the bubble being within the center lines. Anywhere there is good.
What was said about the old frig's and needing to be dead-on level is true but if you keep the bubble within the center lines, your modern frig will not have to work so hard and that will extend it's life (and the bloom'n things are expensive).
Having your rig, mostly leveled, will also be good for your tanks (black/gray) as it could throw off your sensors if the rig is high on the side that the sensor, for them, is on.
I also like a rig leveled to sleep. Hate the feeling that I will roll out of the bed
If you stick the levels (that they make for RV's) inside your rig, make sure that your MH (motorhome) is level using a regular carpenter's level. Once it is, then you can stick up the RV ones that will remain in place (that was an "oh, duh!!" moment for me before I put mine in
If you get a MH with slides, level the MH before you move the slides out.
I prefer the Lynx over wood for a couple of reasons: You can change the configuation on the fly, they are light, they can be rinsed off and dried before you put them in your bays. I have two sets of them.
Yes, it's best if inside tires, of your dually's, are supported. Not doing it can cause issues down the line. That is another reason I have several Lynx stacks.
It isn't hard to level a MH. It's a lot more work on a TT (travel trailer). The first few times may seem a pain but, just like anything else, it get's much easier with time and practice so on your first few trips (while you are learning everything) get where you are going to camp earlier in the day so that you have plenty of daylight to do this and your hookup. Can't tell you how many newbies, that I have seen over the years, come into the campground at night when they were tired, kids cranky, and attempt to back in, level and hook up in the dark. Lot's of raised voices and general stress. This is supposed to be fun and your way to relax.
The other nice thing about coming in during daylight, if you run into any issues, your neighbors will be right over to ask if they can help (or you can ask). That takes a lot of pressure off of you, I can tell you!!
My first trip, I could not get my hot water heater to light for nothing (my TT and it had manual light--LOVE my electric one, on the MH, that I switch on in the coach!!). My neighbor saw my problem and asked if he could help. He lite it lickety-split and then showed me that I was putting my lighter too far down the pipe. Something so simple but without his help, it would have dampened my weekend.
Having a MH is a lot of fun, enjoy yours when you get it!!