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Old 07-14-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Where are the best points to find the level when leveling the Airstream. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Where are the best points to find the level when leveling the Airstream. Thanks.
We carry a little round bubble level & put it on the kitchen counter,
the coach does not have to be right on to keep the fridge working.
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Your refrigerator is the most important thing to have level, so most folks level at that point. I keep a round bubble level in the freezer and just level it from that. First level side to side, and then front to back.

You can also add bubble levels to the outside by initially leveling the trailer and affixing the levels to the outside so that they read level. The next time you set up, you can just use the outside levels.

The new Airstreams have a round bubble level located on top of the hitch jack which is kind of cool.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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We have levels on the front, and side, but have a small bubble level in the refrigerator, which must be level. If that one is level, that is all I really care about!
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An outside compartment holds all my leveling blocks, chocks, jack base, WD pipe and the battery powered drill w 3/4" socket for lowering the stabilizers. A little Hoppy surface level (available everywhere) sits in there where it won't get smashed. I set it on the tongue in front of the jack when I'm setting up at a site. I can quickly determine right-to-left level, set up leveling blocks as I'm moving the trailer, and then level with the tongue jack when I'm unhitched -- that one location is easily visible during the entire process. A friend went so far as to tack his down in that location with some caulk when he had a tube open for other purposes. You get a real good sense of how far the bubble is off to the side and whether that means one or two blocks under wheels on one side. You don't have to get it perfect -- within half a bubble is very comfortable and okay for the fridge.

I haven't driven away with it sitting there yet. But they're under $3 if I do...
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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Tamarack leveler

Ever hear of a Tamarack leveler? Where are they available?

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Use a small bubble level in a cast iron skillet on top of the stove. Your oil or eggs will stay in the center of the pan and won't go to one side or the other.

That should be close enough for the refer.

Would I do that? You bet your sweet Caravel I would.
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I appreciate the good ideas. Thanks.
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Ever hear of a Tamarack leveler? Where are they available?
This was already posted today. Are you trying to match preexisting rivet holes? I personally won't rivet a leveler on the front of my Safari. It's worthless without a 2nd on the side of the trailer.

Jim, interesting idea about the frying pan. Personally I like the bathroom door to swing open 90 degrees and stay there (roadside low) -- makes for a good partition when, umm... I'm busy.
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