Some key abilities for any RV’er are the preparations that kick in as you stop moving that house on wheels and hunker down for the night.
The first thing that seasoned RV’ers do is get to work leveling their RV. Leveling your RV is important for many reasons but the largest being that many of the features of your modern RV are designed to work in a “level” environment.
If some appliances are operated under unlevel conditions, they might not work well. In some cases, they might turn downright dangerous.
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There are debates about whether you need blocks or if you can rely on the stabilizers instead. Most of the technicians I speak with drive home the fact that stabilizers are for just that, stability.
The blocks, however, are to create a sturdy and level foundation for your RV. Meaning that you need both the stabilizers and the leveling blocks to properly setup your RV on a site.
After arguing with a technician friend of mine about that very issue I conceded the victory to him because of all his “experience” and fancy “technical training” and he showed me this video below. That being said I thought this RV leveling video gives a great outline and tutorial as it speaks to that point.
Items used in this video for proper RV leveling:
1. Camco 44573 RV Yellow Tri-Leveler
2. Camco 44412 RV Wheel Chock
3. Hopkins 08525 Graduated RV Level
Other Resources on RV Leveling:
- Keeping It On The Level – Simple Steps to Leveling Your RV
- Is Your RV Level? Here’s How To Level & Stabilize Your RV Trailer Or Motorhome
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