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Old 05-02-2015, 07:28 AM   #15
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Love that idea.

Step 1 Level trailer with beer can

Step 2 Drink beer.

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Whatever happened to a can of beer on the counter - which ever way it rolls to - it's low. Adjust as necessary.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:40 AM   #16
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and after many cans of beer you will not care if the trailer is level or not....
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:01 AM   #17
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As others have said, the important thing to level is the fridge. I was taught to set up the trailer so the fridge is level. Do not even bother checking level of the floor, counter, roof, etc. Once the fridge is level attach the self-stick bubble levels so that they show level and they are where you can see them easily while setting up. The Walmart self-stick ones I put on my pop-up are still fine after two years, and if they come off they are cheap to replace and I would then look at stronger mounting options.

There’s nothing wrong with the BAL leveler I suppose, except it is $78. Blocks of wood are free. But who am I to talk about cost, I got the plastic leveling blocks to save weight:
Amazon.com: Camco 44505 Leveling Blocks - 10 pack: Automotive

BTW, the State Parks I usually stay in do not allow the consumption or display of alcohol.. Not sure if that applies to using the cans for leveling
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:28 AM   #18
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I have a couple of bubble levels in my truck someplace that I intended to mount inside my Scamp. Then I realized that if the trailer was a little off, then I'd always feel a little off, too. I don't think a few degrees off is noticeable, but if a bubble was not between the lines, I Would notice it. So...I just walk around the trailer, maybe use a 2x6 or 1x6 under one tire, eyeball it from side and rear, set the chocks and call it good. If you roll a beer can around your counter top, better open it outside.

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Old 05-02-2015, 02:50 PM   #19
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Thanks guys, I'm relieved!! Michael
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:05 PM   #20
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BTW, the State Parks I usually stay in do not allow the consumption or display of alcohol.. Not sure if that applies to using the cans for leveling [/QUOTE]


really? Where would these be?
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:39 PM   #21
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I think the words "outside of your campsite" are missing.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:45 PM   #22
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After trying it this way and that, I settled on a round bubble level, double sided tape attached to a flat piece of aluminum. A magnet attached with duct tape holds it to the Scamp frame where I can see it when turning the crank. The way the first picture shows it, a single piece of a 2"x6" scrap wood under the right wheel would take care of it, front to back is good as is.

Actually, the part that needs vertical alignment is the complicated plumbing behind the fridge, where those nasty fluids (ammonia being the worst, then hydrogen, then water) have to flow down by gravity and then are boiled and pumped up against gravity. If it is tipped too much and the flow is impeded, it is a no go. So we should be aligning the plumbing, but we have to settle on leveling some other features of the Scamp.

Note for the picky ones: I know the frame needs a coat of black Rustoleum - it is on the list....
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:58 PM   #23
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I use an iPhone app leveler.


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Old 05-02-2015, 09:02 PM   #24
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I just pitch a round bubble lever on the bottom of the frig. If I level the frig, my head (while sleeping) is appreciative and the frig works as it's designed. Not hard to do either...
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