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3 Ways to Level Any Camper, Truck, or RV
You can use chocks and pads separately or together to level and secure a trailer. (Tri-Lynx/)
The best slide-in camper or RV in the world is only as good as the ground on which it is parked. Even well-established campsites can be uneven or full of the rocks and roots that make setting up camp a hassle. That task only gets trickier the farther off the beaten path you venture. Here are three easy solutions for leveling the playing field to get the most from your home away from home.
Chocks and pads make it easy to make even small leveling adjustments when you’re camping. (Andersen Hitches/)
Chocks and pads are the simplest accessory to ensure a good night's sleep in a RV or camp trailer. Simply place them in front of whichever wheel you need to raise, drive forward until level, set the brake, and set up camp! Levelers will work on anything from a fifth-wheel camper to a pick-up with a basic topper.
Used correctly, stabilizers prevent wheels from moving. (BAL R.V. Products Group/)
Despite the size and weight of campers with dual axles, they can get a little bouncy inside, especially when accommodating multiple people. Even with the parking brake on, there is still a bit of play in the suspension. Wheel stabilizers use opposing force to lock the front and rear wheels of a dual-axel trailer so that they can't budge, eliminating a major variable of excessive sway in recreational campers.
Slide out supports protect your camper’s sliding mechanism and add more stability. (EAZ Lift/)
If your RV or trailer has a slide-out section, you might want to consider investing in additional supports. Slide-out stands are easy to stow during transit and take only seconds to set up as reinforcement to the slider's native cantilever system. They are great insurance for protecting the slide mechanism and extending the life of your camper.