Why Does It Have To Be Level?
If it was only a matter of comfort, you might find yourself forgoing the leveling process, especially if you're just camping out overnight. Unfortunately, if you don't level your RV, you'll have to worry about a little more than just your morning eggs rolling off the counter and breaking. You could also risk breaking your RV's refrigerator. For optimal efficiency and proper operation, your fridge should be as level as possible or your cooling unit could sustain damage. If your RV has slide outs, retracting them when your RV is uneven could cause increased wear and tear on the internal components. By making sure your RV is level, you won't just ensure that items stay in their place, you'll also keep your refrigerator running properly and your slide outs extending smoothly!
Before you hit the road with your RV, you'll want to make sure you have a few items packed along to help you with the leveling process. Bubble Level: Invest in a quality level and always carry it with you when you go RVing. This device will ultimately indicate how to best go about getting your RV level. Consider permanently affixing one to the inside of your refrigerator or somewhere else within your interior. Levels can be found in long rectangular designs, or in small compact versions which are best for mounting in a fixed location within your RV. Wooden Boards: For campers on a budget, wood boards can easily be used as levelers. This option is not only cheaper, but it can also be more convenient, as wood is readily available. The downside to using 2 x 10s is that the wood boards can be blocky and difficult to store in the small space and shapes of RV compartments. The wood can also soak up water, so it is best not to use these if you are planning on staying in one spot for a long duration. Leveling Blocks: Unlike planks of wood, these blocks are designed to withstand large amounts of weight and pressure. These Lego-like squares are made of high-strength plastic that snap together with other blocks, allowing you to create ramp-like configurations to park your RV on top of. When not in use, leveling blocks easily unsnap and can be stored away in the provided carrying case.
Check out these tips before you level your RV to not only ensure that you are doing it properly, but also most effectively!