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How Do I Level My Travel Trailer?

How Do I Level My Travel Trailer?


Buying a new RV can be very exciting. You can now travel all over the world while taking all of the amenities from home with you. However, once people get to their campsites and realize that they need to level their trailer in order to keep from sleeping in a slanted home, their excitement diminishes a little bit.

If you find yourself having to level your trailer, there is no need to feel discouraged. Levelling your camper is actually much easier than you may think. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to easily level your travel trailer.

 

Pick a Site That is As Level As Possible

Obviously, if you park your RV on a steep hill or inclined, there will be no way to completely level your trailer. And because tow trailers do not come with brakes, you will not be able to unhitch it if it is parked on a steep incline.

While parking it on a completely level ground may not be possible, you will want to find some ground that is relatively flat. This will make the final leveling process a lot faster and simpler.

 

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Leveling Your Travel Trailer

 

Before you begin, you will need to grab some leveling blocks. You can buy these blocks at most camping stores. However, if you want, you can also use 2" x 6" pieces of scrap wood. You are also going to need some wheel chocks to ensure your RV does not role away after you have it parked. If your travel trailer does not come with a built-in level, you will also need to grab a spirit level.

 

 

Step 1: Place the spirit level on the floor or roof of the trailer to see if it is level. (Note: Be sure to check that it is level from side to side and front to back)

 

Step 2: Determine if you need to level your trailer from left to right or from front to back.

 

Step 3: If the trailer needs to be leveled from side to side, find the side (left or right) that is lower and put a block in front of both tires on that side. If it needs to be leveled from front to back, put a block in front of either both of the front tires or both of the back tires.

 

Step 4: Try to determine how unbalanced the trailer is. If the Buble on the spirit level is only slightly off-centered, try placing one block in front of the tires at first.

 

Step 5: Gently roll your RV up onto the blocks.

 

Step 6: Place the level back on the floor or the roof to see if both sides of the trailer are now even. If they are still uneven, try placing one more block under the tires at a time until both sides are even.

 

Step 7: Place the wheel chocks on both sides of every tire to ensure that your camper doesn't roll.

 

Owning an RV can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. If you have any questions about how to leveling you travel trailer, feel free to contact us today.

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