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Old 11-14-2021, 10:10 AM   #1
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When is level level?

Thinking the frame of the trailer would be a good indicator of level I epoxied a small level to it. After a few uses it became evident that the bed, fridge, kitchen table, floor were not level with the front of the trailer frame. The difference was at least an inch of ball coupler height. No the frame is not bent, as far as I can tell. So time to chisel off the level, and start over. Anyone else have this happen?
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Typically you want to use a full size level in your living area to what level area you want most level.

Some use counter tops some use floor, I am sure some use something else.

Once you have decided what part you want level, and have leveled it to that setting, then install your outside levels.
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There's not two places in my TT that have the levelness. Since I stand on the floor I use that as my go to spot.
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Once you level up your RV you then enter in the specifics and next time out just turn on the LMP and the LMP app on your phone and you get the same levelness every time.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:51 AM   #4
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The main purpose of being as close to level as possible is to keep your propane/electric refrigerator running properly. Use that as your level point. You can be pretty far off level and not notice in the living area and honestly 3 degrees side to side and 6 degrees front to back is the limit for the refrigerator and that's noticeably off level so anything close to feeling level is fine you don't have to split hairs.
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:02 AM   #5
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Use a 2 ft carpenter level on the floor, both fore and aft and right and left, and work to get the RV level.

Once level, stick levels on, where ever you want them.
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:14 AM   #6
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Level enough for sleeping has been good enough for us in the last couple of RVs. I don’t think the camper refrigerators are as touchey as they once were. Mine works just fine and for weeks on end.
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Old 11-14-2021, 12:30 PM   #7
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3* is around 3/8" per foot.
8x3/8"=3" or so.
Doubt most people would like their RV 3" out of side to side level.
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I agree with Ted in post 4. You have to be level enough for your absorption fridge (if you have one) to work correctly. Don't get hung up on "exactly" level...

As a matter of fact, I was NEVER level in 20+ years of RV-ing. I was always nose high - just enough to keep any rain runoff going to the back of my RV's.
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Level.....that is for fridge operation
Use level on fridge frame/freezer floor etc

***Comfortably level is the standard
Level enough that you are comfortable walking, sleeping etc
Set glass half full of water on counter and eyeball it
Tilted...not level
Close...level enough
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That what I did on al my campers for r 0 years. I attached 2 levels to the frame side to side and foward to aft. It works great. Now I attached them after I had the camper level using 4' level on the floor in front of the fridge.

Also I did not use that two sided foam tape. I use glue and tape the level on with painter tape until the glue dried. Works very good alway within less than 1 percent. There is a little frame flex that changes each time I level. Curren camper I used the counter next to the stove as original refrence. Nice to have things cook in a frying pan not all bunched to one side.
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we didn't see the point of carrying a level.instead we use a bubble app on our tablet and put it in the middle of the's always worked for us.i've yet to be parked more than a couple days before i have to re adjust anyway.although we boondock and have set up on a pad maybe 6 times over the years so the best we get is always "good enough"
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For side to side a level placed across the tongue frame rails just behind the propane tanks will be accurate for the entire length of the trailer. When you’re close to being in the bubble, you’re fine. After you’ve had your trailer for a season, you’ll be able to level it front to back just by eyeballing the trailer. I try to be a little off level, nose high, so water will run off awning and slide out. If you have a 12v compressor fridge, level doesn’t matter. If you’re parked on gravel or grass/dirt it’s important to use stabilizer and tongue jack pads, as the rear stabilizers will tend to un-weight when people get inside because the tongue is heavier than the tail.
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There's not two places in my TT that have the levelness.
The floor is wavy. The counter top not level to the table top. I just used the top of the fridge for front to back. Side to side I picked a spot on the floor. I used past tense because I set my Levelmate pro and now I get back to within .25 of the same levelness every time.
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level the rifg thats all that maters
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