Your parking position will affect your experience inside your travel trailer. If you park on an uneven surface, things may feel “off” as you walk around in your trailer. An unlevel placement of your travel trailer can hamper your fridge’s normal functions. Items inside might slide around or even fall over. You might slip down to one side as you lay on your bed. Water can pool to one side in the shower. These irritations can put a damper on your camping experience!
When you head out to a campsite, it’s pretty rare to find a plot of land that is fully flat. Odds are, you will need to park on somewhat of a slope. But that doesn’t mean your travel trailer needs to slope! You can use a process called “leveling” to make your travel trailer rest flat on the ground.
We put together an easy to follow guide on leveling your trailer below. If you need any supplies or maintenance before your trip, visit RV Four Seasons – Loveland. We proudly serve those in Loveland and Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Claim Your Spot
Try to find as flat of ground as possible. The more of a slope you park on, the harder the leveling process is going to be. It may take some driving around to find the ideal location. But those extra minutes will save you extra minutes in leveling your trailer.
Level From Left to Right
Start by parking your travel trailer about a foot and a half from where you want it to end up. Take out your level and measure how the trailer sits from side to side. An actual level will be the most accurate, but if you are in a pinch you can use a smartphone app.
Find out if you need to raise the left or right side. Place boards or leveling blocks behind the wheels you need to raise. Back up your trailer slowly onto them. Once you park, check the level again to see if you added enough height. You may need to add or remove boards. But the more you practice, the better at eyeballing it you will become!
Secure Your Work
Now that you adjusted the height from left to right, you will want to make sure it stays that way. Otherwise, the trailer could roll and undo your efforts. Put wheel chocks, bricks, or boards in front and behind each wheel.
Next you will disconnect your trailer. Take off the tow chains and wiring harness. You can do this manually, which takes some time. Or you can do this with an electrical hitch jack to speed the process along. Once your tow vehicle is disconnected, park it somewhere out of the way.
Level From Front to Back
Now you need to level the trailer from front to back. Use your level again to see how much you need to adjust. Then lower or raise your jack accordingly until you make your travel trailer level. Double check with your level before you secure it.
Stabilizers are used to secure your travel trailer. Found at every corner, they push into the ground to keep your trailer from shifting about. Don’t raise them too high though. Your travel trailer and jacks can get damaged if your trailer gets off the ground.
For all your travel trailer needs, visit Four Seasons RV – Loveland. We sell a range of new and used trailers. We also operate a parts replacement and service department. Whatever you need, you can find it with us. We proudly serve those in Loveland, Wheat Ridge, Denver, and Virden, Colorado.