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How to Level an RV Without Jacks, Plus a New Giveaway!

How to Level an RV Without Jacks, Plus a New Giveaway!

Last summer we shared the cool new device we discovered for leveling an RV. Today we’re demonstrating how the LevelMatePRO is an even bigger game changer for rigs without jack systems, and two lucky viewers will each win one in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. That’s $280 in prizes!

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If you haven’t already seen how awesome the LevelMatePRO is, we’ll link to our original video down below so you can check it out. This time we’re joined by our friends Brian & Melissa, better known as RVwithTito, where they show us how leveling an RV without built-in jacks is a trial-and-error proposition. We’ll see how the LevelMatePRO provides even more benefit for them than for those of us with hydraulic jacks.

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Both of our RVs (our current Mountain Aire and our first rig, a Bounder Diesel) have been equipped with computer-controlled leveling systems, which you’d think would be the perfect way to get perfectly level. But as we showed in that first video, there are two problems.

First, the tolerances of on-board systems are generally mediocre at best. And while getting absolutely, flawlessly level isn’t the most crucial thing in the world, it can help avoid walking into the bathroom door in the middle of the night after it swings open on its own. And bathing is generally nicer without a small lake forming in one corner of the shower.

The second issue, which no jack system can overcome, is the challenge of finding the most level spot to park on. We’ve boondocked in many places that are pretty wide open, allowing us to freely select the exact spot we want to set up camp. We can’t even count the number of times we’ve driven around looking for the most level spot, only to have one of our jacks max out before getting level. It’s just too hard to guesstimate which spot is the most level by eyeing it up. Even using a bubble level only gives us a rough idea. And yes, we can use our Utility Blocks to make up for very off-level situations (that’s what they’re for, right)? But why deal with that when there’s probably a more level place to camp just 50′ away… if we could only identify it!

And of course there are the many times we can’t level at all, like in a Wal-Mart lot, where it’s not appropriate to use jacks, when all we want to do is park in the most level spot. Our on-board system is useless for that.

The LevelMatePRO has totally eliminated all of these issues, with accuracy to within 1/4″ and the ability to tell us where it’s most level while we’re just driving around looking for a spot. Now we don’t even bother trying to deploy the jacks, until we know where the ground is most level.

But Brian & Melissa have a Class C motorhome, and their experience is typical of most RVs without on-board jack systems . The leveling procedure is a real hit-or-miss proposition, usually taking a fair amount of trial and error. And once they get as level as possible, they usually end up saying “good enough” since getting pretty close to level is about the best they generally expect.

The part of the above video demonstrating the successful, perfect leveling of their motorhome using the LevelMatePRO was shot in one take, which is just what you can usually expect in the real world. The system simply tells you exactly how much to raise each wheel of the RV… place that much ramp or stacker height at the appropriate corner, and voila! Brian got their rig perfectly level on the first try, by himself, even in the slippery conditions we had shooting the video!

If you check out the string of reviews, we’re obviously not the only ones who love our LevelMatePRO. We also noticed that those people who posted a question, or reported any issue at all, received an almost immediate response from the owner of LogicBlue Technology, the manufacturer. Chuck obviously stands behind his product and is dedicated to customer service.

Thanks to Brian & Melissa for helping us show how well the LevelMatePRO works for RVs without jacks. And an extra-big thanks for putting together this fun behind-the-scenes video of our day together in the Pacific Northwest. We had a blast, and look forward to our next chance to RV together. Check out their great RVing content on their website & YouTube channel: RVwithTito.com and YouTube.com/RVwithTito.


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Matt

Monday 4th of June 2018

Hi, I revisited your video on the Level Mate Pro device (BTW, fabulous video as always!). I am in need of a small clarification. You arrive at your parking spot, and three corners need a small adjustment. For example purposes, left front 3" / right front 4" / left rear 0" / right rear 1". Our RV does not have leveling jacks. I pan to use a manual 20-ton jack. I lift the left front 3", I place Lynx blocks under the tire, and it now reads 0". Will this first adjustment change the original reading on the right front (4") and the right rear (1")? If so, do I ignore the new reading and raise the right front 4" and the right rear 1", OR do I respond to the new readings??? In other words, once you park and acquire the four corner readings, are those four numbers sacred and the order in which you address each adjustment does not matter provided that you address all of the original numbers? MANY THANKS!!!

TheRVgeeks

Monday 4th of June 2018

Hi Matt. The LevelMatePRO is dynamic, meaning it continues to show the condition of your level as your move/level the RV. It's not uncommon for us to raise the nose, and have that push us slightly more or less off-level toward the left or right side (depends on how cockeyed or soft the ground is). At any point in the process, the current display is the current state of level. So if it initially shows you needing 3" at the left-front, and you first add your 4" at the right-front, and now it shows needing only TWO at the left-front, that 2" is now the correct number, not 4. Again, things can shift due to uneven ground, chassis flex, etc. So without jacks it can be a little bit of a process to get it perfect. One thing that helps is being okay with it being a tiny bit off from perfect. Even without leveling jacks, the LMP gets it VERY close to perfect, but those imperfections in the chassis (flex) and the surface (pads sinking in a little) can make accepting CLOSE but not perfect a little better for relaxing vs obsessing (which we try hard to avoid... sometimes to no avail)!

Now all that said... we're not sure why you'd use a bottle jack, and we can't be 100% certain that the comments we've made above will apply in that case. We'd suggest that a MUCH easier, safer and quicker way to level if you don't have jacks is exactly the way that's shown in this video. You may need to do a little trial and error to be sure. We have no experience lifting one corner at a time (power jacks always work in pairs), so we apologize if we're completely wrong. Bottom line... whatever the LMP says at a given instant is the current state of level.

David White

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

I am having a concern about those leveling blocks on my RV. When the tires are on them, the complete tread does not fit, it is light parking on a small curb. I am wondering if this can mess up tires.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Yes it can, David. We couldn't use those levelers on our coach, either, as our tires are about 9" wide. If we recall correctly, the Andersons are about 6" wide, so they wouldn't support the tire properly and could damage the steel belts in the radial tire.

David White

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Well I can't get the widget to work, and when I click on the link to go to the site I either get the same filled in widget or the home page of the contest company.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Hi David! Sorry... the contest is over (it ended on April 9, 2017), which is why it won't show you an entry form. You'll have to stay tuned for our next giveaway (subscribe to be notified of posts and giveaways: https://www.thervgeeks.com/subscribe/ )

Paul de Montigny

Monday 31st of July 2017

I have a tandem axle towable, and have been thinking about finding an easier way to level it. The Level mate and ramps looks doable. However has any one ever used "air bags" for leveling side to side before dropping the stabilizers? Comments would be appreciated.

David White

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

I do on my class C You can get about 3 inches. Just be sure not to go under 10 psi on the bags.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Sorry Paul. We've never heard of air bags on any type of RV other than a Class A diesel pusher.

Rich Fix

Monday 1st of May 2017

Hi Guys!

This device looks really cool...and thinking of getting one for our new motorhome, but was wondering if t would be challenging to fine tune the leveling as the Equalizer Leveling system only allows you to raise your jacks in pairs (front, back, right, left). So if the Levelmate says your one corner is low, I don't know if you could correct the situation.

Thoughts? Still worth buying in this situation? Thanks again! Rich

TheRVgeeks

Monday 1st of May 2017

Hi Rich! Years ago, some motorhomes had leveling systems that could lift one corner at a time. After enough windshields popped out due to chassis torquing, they realized that was a bad idea. LOL Our RV, and every other type we've seen, works the same as yours, lifting the nose, tail or one side using pairs of jacks. The LevelMatePRO is designed to work in tandem with that, letting you know if one side or end of the RV is low. Since the display and functionality correspond directly to the leveling system, it's perfect, and will work great with your system. It's very intuitive, so you'll have no problem.

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