5 Easy Steps To Level Travel Trailer
Have you struggle with levelling your travel trailer?
Follow our 5 Easy Steps to Level Travel Trailer. The first thing you need to do when you arrive at your campsite is level travel trailer from side to side. Once you have this done you can use the tongue jack to level from front to rear. A level travel trailer is important not only for your comfort, but also in order for your trailer’s RV refrigerator to work properly. Nothing is more frustrating than cooking eggs in the morning and they run to one side of the frying pan.
You can use 2×10 wood pieces that can be stacked or plastic leveling blocks purchased at your local RV store. Either will work, it really depends on your preference. I carry both 2x10x12″ wooden blocks for jack pads and a set of RV plastic leveling blocks.
5 Easy Steps to Level Travel Trailer
Follow the easy to follow steps below.
- Back your travel trailer into the desired spot and assess how level you are from side to side using an RV level (bubble level) or a carpenter level across trailer hitch.
- Mark the spot you want to place the blocks and move the trailer either forward or back.
- Place the blocks into position and drive your travel trailer onto the blocks and recheck with the level. After doing this several times, you learn how many blocks will be required. It is imperative the travel trailer be level for proper operation of your refrigerator.
- Chock your tires with either a wheel choke or x-choke between the tires.
- Using your tongue jack to level from front to back.
Now that your trailer is level you can lower your stabilizer jacks on the four corners. Open all your slides and awning, connect your fresh water, sewer hose and power.
Once you get the hang of it, you can level and setup your travel trailer in less than 20 minutes. Now you can enjoy your camping trip with a level travel trailer.