RV Tips: What You Need to Know About Leveling Your RV

Getting to the campground with your RV is a great way to spend some time with your family and friends. If you’re nervous about having to level your RV, these RV tips from a full-time RVing family will help get you started. Learn more below.

Request a Flat Site

So, getting your RV level at the campground starts with requesting a level campsite. I make a habit of asking how level the site is when I’m booking my stay. Additionally, if the campground offers photos of the site, that is an excellent way to make sure you’ll be able to work with the space.

Use Leveling Blocks

Be sure that you use leveling blocks. These are perfect for distributing your RV’s weight and helping you level the RV. The leveling blocks give you an even surface to start getting your RV straightened and level even on soft ground that can settle over time.

Do Not Use Stabilizing Jacks to Level the RV

A classic error for new RVers is using the stabilizing jacks to level the RV. These are not intended to support the weight of the RV and are only there to provide additional stability once the RV is level. When you use the stabilizing jacks, all you need to do is ensure the jacks are touching the ground and not supporting any weight.

Start by Leveling Side-to-Side

The first thing you’ll want to do to level your RV works side-to-side. If you’re using a manual leveling system, work slowly and check the level regularly. Once you have it level, move the level to a new place and check. Keep working on leveling the RV side-to-side until it is level across the RV.

Use Your RV’s Auto Leveling System

Alternatively, if you have a newer model RV, it may be equipped with an auto-leveling system. This will allow you to control the leveling of the RV from a single point. All you have to do is start the process and let the auto system take over. After it has leveled the RV, test it with your level, and redo the process if necessary.

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