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Old 10-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #15
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On the first night out on our recent trip to the west I found these wedges abandoned on our lot for the night. Normally I find the front to be low. Driving onto these wedges worked well to make things level.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:21 PM   #16
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Saying the same thing again from a new angle:

Unless you plan to spend all of your Interstate time in rallies, commercial campgrounds, and Cracker Barrel parking lots, I *strongly* recommend that you carry a leveling block set.

This photo should speak for itself. It was taken in Sam Houston National Forest where we found the entrance to the only available overflow campground "speed bumped" by a sloppily made, pushed-up mound of limestone gravel fill (our government at work).

The radius of curvature (if it could be called that) was different on each side, such that I managed to get INTO the campground with only a minor insult to my skid plates, but getting back OUT again was not going to happen without the assistance of the blocks (not nose-first, at least). The rate-limiting factor on the exit became the engine exhaust line rather than the skid plates.

Sprinter's wheel base is very long and unforgiving in scenarios like this. Then there's all that extra stuff slung under the chassis. I can see how that ground clearance is going to be an ongoing hassle. I will go nowhere from now on without my leveling stack under the rear couch of the Interstate.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:46 PM   #17
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This is an old thread- but since I recently got my leveling system working figured I chime in.

My 2006 AI had a ‘Big Foot’ fully automatic leveling system installed before I got it. But someone had pulled the jacks off.
Well, since everything else was still there, I decided I’d take a chance and but new jacks and make it work.
These are double-acting jacks, so no spring to retract them, but rather hydraulic pressure. I’ve heard of guys having the spring type jacks get stuck.

Anyway, I figured out what I need to get, installed them, (had to get two new hoses made) and tried it out.
Works great! Push a button and it automatically levels it. of course only if within the range of the jacks- but some blocks could be used if more lift needed.
Mine sits lower at front, and generally it works really well just as it is. Not only does everything drain correctly, but fridge works and it is more stable also.

They don’t make a setup for the 2500, but still make a ‘kit’ for the 3500 (mine is a 2500).
Probably way more $$ than most would want to spend, but it certainly is a great setup. (Plus I can change tyres with no jack)

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:30 PM   #18
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Would be nice to have but boy, $4,100??? Man that is expensive!

http://www.thebigfootleveler.com/4-p...ic-system.html
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:51 PM   #19
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It is $3600 for the Sprinter- but I agree. Still expensive.
(It just cost me new jacks, and they gave me a break on those).

http://www.thebigfootleveler.com/aut...benz-3500.html
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:09 PM   #20
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We've used these for our trailer and I don't see why they wouldn't work for a Class B motorhome.

3604 - Camper Leveler

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The Fit RV has done a review on these curved leveling things. It would be worth your time to watch it on youtube.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:38 PM   #21
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I've had the Lynx blocks break under the weight of the Sprinter rear end so I wound up acquiring a set of Utility Block leveling blocks. They are solid and unbreakable. (a bit spendy but very safe).
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It is $3600 for the Sprinter- but I agree. Still expensive.

http://www.thebigfootleveler.com/aut...benz-3500.html
Maybe when I can afford to not eat for three months, I'll be able to afford them.

Or maybe if I decide to retire from retirement and go back to working for a living…
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In the "not recommended" category. This was in McKinney Falls State Park, which is notorious for its un-level hookup slots. Not my rig, obviously.

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What are yall using to see if its level? Just a simple short bubble in a good place and where is it located?
What do you find works best and tips please?
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What are yall using to see if its level? Just a simple short bubble in a good place and where is it located?
What do you find works best and tips please?
Android phone app. Just lay the phone on the floor near the door. There are several apps to choose from.

Some apps will even tell you exactly how far you need to elevate a side or end to get it level once you've programmed in the dimensions of your RV's wheelbase. Others will just display level bubbles. Choose whichever style works best for you.
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Android phone app. Just lay the phone on the floor near the door. There are several apps to choose from.

Some apps will even tell you exactly how far you need to elevate a side or end to get it level once you've programmed in the dimensions of your RV's wheelbase. Others will just display level bubbles. Choose whichever style works best for you.
That’s what I used, just make sure your case has a flat back.
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We have the lego blocks, but seldom use them. We have a set of 8 and a set of 4. The most that we have (or can?) use is three per wheel - two down then one across the two to raise it about 2". To raise the rear (both sides, duals) the maximum amount it takes all 12. To raise the front (both sides) it takes 6. To raise one side (front and rear) it takes 9.

We are seldom parked in one spot for more than one night. Even if we stay in one spot for two nights we are often driving somewhere for the day. So I find the blocks to be more trouble than they are worth. We still carry them with us, but we usually spend less time looking for a close-enough-to-level campsite then we would spend using the blocks.

My biggest frustration in leveling is that what we want for sleeping (rear up) is the worst position for showering because the water pools behind the toilet. We have threatened to reorient the Interstate between shower time and sleep time.

The jacks in this forum would be great to have but am not sure I would give up the carrying capacity needed to account for their weight and I know that I would not give up the $4100 needed to buy them.
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Android phone app. Just lay the phone on the floor near the door. There are several apps to choose from.

Some apps will even tell you exactly how far you need to elevate a side or end to get it level once you've programmed in the dimensions of your RV's wheelbase. Others will just display level bubbles. Choose whichever style works best for you.
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That’s what I used, just make sure your case has a flat back.

No idea there was an app for that

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