Leveling a travel trailer is relatively easy, once you get the hang of it. Learn about the top 4 tools you need to level your travel trailer RV by clicking here. If you’re a first time travel trailer owner, patience is key, and following these steps:
- Don’t just park anywhere within the site you’re given. Park your trailer for a moment, get out, and look around. Identify the most level part of the site, then back your trailer onto it about a foot in front or behind where you will actually park. This gives you some leeway to back up onto leveling blocks, move forward and get centered properly.
- From here, you’ll want to use your leveling blocks and place them behind your trailer tires if you backed in or in front of your tires if you pulled through. Make sure you use the leveling blocks to form a type of ramp, so that your tire can be driven up or backed onto them.
- Now, you’ll back onto the leveling blocks or drive onto them slowly. Having someone looking at your levels on the outside of the travel trailer will help you adjust whether you need to back up more or drive
up further to get completely leveled. If you don’t have someone who can help you, you’ll need to keep popping in and out of your tow vehicle to check the levels yourself. Make sure you always turn off your vehicle when doing this.
- From here, you’ll need to adjust your leveling blocks if you’re still not level. Add or remove them, pull up or drive through, and keep checking your levels until you’re set.
- Once level, you can use your stabilizing jack to stabilize the trailer, and you’re set for the duration of the stay.
For some trips, it can take some time to get your travel trailer level. Stay patient, don’t get frustrated as you’re finding the perfect spot, and you’ll be level in no time.
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