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Old 03-10-2015, 01:31 PM   #29
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:47 PM   #31
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Digging holes and cutting trees are two things usually not allowed, unless you are way out. Remember this thread is about B vans, not trailers. Peace,Jim
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My driveway has a fairly steep incline and slopes away from the house for drainage. The only place I have used leveling blocks is in the driveway when I wintererized the AI and when I want to check fluid levels. We have yet to come across a campsite where I needed them. But they are packed just in case.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:42 AM   #33
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I beg to differ. I've stayed in sitesó usually at older State Parksó where leveling my class B was indeed important! It's not important to the all-electric fridge, but it's important to the drainage of the shower, it's important for cooking on the stove so the pans and skillets don't slide away, and it's important for the sliding side door to slide in a controllable fashion. If you've got sewer hookups, it's also important for properly draining your holding tanks, too.

You may not have to get it exactly level, but getting it to within about half-a-bubble off of plumb definitely helps if it's further off than that when you first park it.
I second the motion - I want to hear about the topic. There are some areas in west Texas and southern New Mexico where I'd like to re-visit and I'm already thinking about how to deal with leveling issues. For the Interstate, not a trailer. And boondocking... oh my goodness. Plenty of challenges there.
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I don't believe I have ever seen a Class B on levelers, so you who need them may need to invent the wheel.



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When we iwned an Interstate I often leveled it with Lynx levelers. Just put them down and drive on. And if you aren't paying attention you can drive off and leave them for the next guy. Used the levelers also to raise the van so the slinky would drain. I guess the new ones don't use a slinky though. Peace, jim
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #37
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I don't believe I have ever seen a Class B on levelers, so you who need them may need to invent the wheel.



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Boy guys....and I'm not trying to be critical.....but if you've never needed leveling your "B's", you're not camping far enough away from the cement and stop lights!

I've seen plenty of B, B+, and C's leveled with blocks.

I am RARELY camped where I don't need blocks for my trailer, and that's the way I like it!
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Boy guys....and I'm not trying to be critical.....but if you've never needed leveling your "B's", you're not camping far enough away from the cement and stop lights!



I've seen plenty of B, B+, and C's leveled with blocks.



I am RARELY camped where I don't need blocks for my trailer, and that's the way I like it!

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I regularly had to level my B190 using the yellow blocks, and often struggled in sites that were off in both directions. Sometimes, I considered jacking it up and shoving blocks under, instead of trying to drive on a hill built out of them. Aside from three Cherry Blossom Rallies held on a sloped field, I don't think I ever camped in anything other than a campground with the B190.

I can't imagine what it's like to rarely encounter a site that doesn't require some leveling work. It's bizarre when we pull into a site and don't need to level - my wife and I look at each other with a "Now what do we do?" moment. It throws us off our game. In this situation, I usually find she hasn't chocked the trailer, because that's something she does when we finish leveling it.

Even concrete pads built to have RVs sitting on them are sloped for drainage purposes. The amount of slope likely depends on several factors, but the one we had installed at home has enough slope that we need one leveling block under the wheels curbside. And that's with my request to make it as level as possible (the contractor wouldn't warranty the work if it was perfectly level, because of the drainage issue).

A year or two ago, I watched an SOB Class B or Class C use some small, random stones/rocks in the site to 'level' their motorhome at a campground. It had to be hard on the belts in the tires, and I wondered if there was a risk of the stone fracturing under the weight (they didn't). I should've grabbed a picture.
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You could use them as stepping stones in a muddy area to plug in your utilities.
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Boy guys....and I'm not trying to be critical.....but if you've never needed leveling your "B's", you're not camping far enough away from the cement and stop lights!

I've seen plenty of B, B+, and C's leveled with blocks.

I am RARELY camped where I don't need blocks for my trailer, and that's the way I like it!

It just depends on what you like and can tolerate.

National Forest sites are seldom perfectly level, we just maneuver til it's tolerable, and do just fine.

The same with the many conservation, river access, etc. areas we have spent the night in.

Again, this thread is about B-vans, not trailers. The need to level trailers Is a different issue.


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Good question. I looked at the reviews... some people claim that the legos will break. But the ones with the open matrix look to me like they would simply get pushed down into soft ground like a cookie cutter being pushed into cookie dough. I hope folks comment on this.
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