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Old 11-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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Sticky Bubble Levels?

Anybody use one of those stick-on levels on the outside of your Airstream? Like this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Seemed to work pretty good on my old trailer... and made it easy for my wife to tell me when to stop backing up onto the levelers...
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:00 PM   #2
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I have not had very good luck with the stick-on levels. The ones with a screw hole on one side and a slot on the other side work best.

1. Back into your camp site.
2. Loosen the screw on the slotted side of the level.
3. Adjust the level until the bubble is in the center.
4. Tighten the screw.
5. Open a cold one.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:09 PM   #3
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We have had these on our trailer for over a decade:
https://www.amazon.com/Stick-Levels-...e+levels&psc=1

I sprayed the white plastic with silver paint and used the stick-on backing to mount them on the side by the door and at the back of the trailer. Of course, you need to level the trailer completely before sticking them on. A carpenter's level is useful to check that the trailer is level.

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Old 11-28-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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On my old SOB, I had little mini levels thar I stuck on both front corners of the trailer. You had to get right up to them to be useful, but they worked great. I think for next season id like to get one of the larger ones that I can see as I back the trailer onto levelers.

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Old 11-28-2016, 10:03 PM   #5
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I have one of those Hopkins levels on the front of my trailer. It is big enough for me to see the bubble from my TV when using the Anderson levelers.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:54 AM   #6
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I just lay my smart phone on the floor of the trailer, and it tells me when it's level. No sticky things on the trailer, and no screw holes.

Don, I used to level a previous trailer in that manner, until anothe rallygoer caught me...
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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I have one on the rear, centered and one on the side, centered. Both seem to work fine. Absolute precision is not required. The circular bubble on top of the hitch jack is not enough. I use plastic leveling blocks under the wheels. Maybe not the fastest way, but I can manage with my FC27 all alone while my wife does other stuff like walk the dog. We've done 10 months of full-timing and camped lots and lots of places, many primitive and far from level.
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I tried to use the jack bubble only, but I've found when lifting off the ball the rig may move 1/2" or so moving the bubble forward or back. I went with the stick ons that I had on my first rig.
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:06 AM   #9
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I have one of those Hopkins levels on the front of my trailer. It is big enough for me to see the bubble from my TV when using the Anderson levelers.

Never occurred to me that I could mount it where I could see it myself. I'm gonna see whether I can put it in view of the backup camera...
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We have a single lady next to us in an older fifth wheel. She has leveled several times in the three weeks she's been here. Like others, she puts a small level in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, this is a new campground, so the rock hasn't had a lot of time (or vehicles) to settle, so it isn't surprising that she has had to level several times.

What is surprising is that she seems to think that she ought to drive up on her blocks, hook up the electric, water, and sewer, put out all her insulation, THEN go check the level. I mentioned the idea of a couple of those stick-on levels to her, and she wasn't sure how they would help. Eventually she got the idea that if she would level her rig perfectly (based on a level in the refrigerator) then she could stick on the levels showing level, and the next time she wouldn't have to go open the refrigerator door to check level. She says she has them, but I haven't seen any sign of the stick-on levels yet.
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We have a single lady next to us in an older fifth wheel. She has leveled several times in the three weeks she's been here. Like others, she puts a small level in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, this is a new campground, so the rock hasn't had a lot of time (or vehicles) to settle, so it isn't surprising that she has had to level several times.

What is surprising is that she seems to think that she ought to drive up on her blocks, hook up the electric, water, and sewer, put out all her insulation, THEN go check the level. I mentioned the idea of a couple of those stick-on levels to her, and she wasn't sure how they would help. Eventually she got the idea that if she would level her rig perfectly (based on a level in the refrigerator) then she could stick on the levels showing level, and the next time she wouldn't have to go open the refrigerator door to check level. She says she has them, but I haven't seen any sign of the stick-on levels yet.
You don't suppose she stuck them on the inside of her fridge, do you?
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She might have. She's a very capable lady, but sometimes some things just don't click. I don't know if she really got the concept of checking level BEFORE hooking everything up.
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I used the sticky ones on a previous trailer. One on the end by the jack and one on the side near the front, just a step or two away from the tongue jack. They worked great.
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I just lay my smart phone on the floor of the trailer, and it tells me when it's level. No sticky things on the trailer, and no screw holes.
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