How To Level A Travel Trailer On A Slope

Want to learn how to level a travel trailer on a slope? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to get their RV perfectly level, but with a few simple tips and tricks, you can do it in no time.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to level your travel trailer on a slope using both manual and electronic methods. So whether you’re camping in a tricky spot or just trying to get your RV ready for winter storage, keep reading for all the information you need.

How To Level A Travel Trailer On A Slope

What You’ll Need To Level A Travel Trailer The Right Way

Before you attempt to level your travel trailer, you must arm yourself with the proper equipment. This includes blocks or a stand for your jack, tire chocks, plastic leveling blocks or wedges, and an RV bubble level. You will also need four wood scraps of uniform size and thickness.

The first step is to check the owner’s manual and inspect the travel trailer to see if the bubble levels are included. If not, you will need to purchase them before proceeding. Once you have all of the necessary equipment, you can begin the process of leveling your travel trailer.

How To Level A Travel Trailer On A Slope

Find A Suitable Spot To Park Your Camper

When you’re ready to level your travel trailer, the first thing you need to do is find a suitable spot to park it. Look for a spot that’s large and flat, with no inclines or dips. If you’re practicing at home, you might have to get creative to find such a spot. 

Most campgrounds and RV parks have plenty of level spots available, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble when you’re out on the road. Just remember to position your trailer so that it’s easy to level. You might have to back the trailer in for prime positioning, but this is a skill you can practice at home before you hit the road. 

Once you’ve found a level spot, there are several other factors to consider before you start leveling your travel trailer. First, take a look at the ground around your trailer. Is it soft? If so, you might want to look for another spot because the soft ground can make leveling more difficult. Second, make sure there are no obstacles around your trailer that could get in the way of leveling jacks or blocks.

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you’re ready to start leveling your travel trailer.

How To Level A Travel Trailer On A Slope

Options For Side To Side Leveling

As we mentioned earlier, you have two choices when it comes to this part of the leveling procedure.

The Wedge Method

The Wedge Method is the process of leveling a travel trailer from side to side. This is done by placing wedges under the trailer’s wheels on the low side until the trailer is level. The number of wedges needed will depend on how unlevel the ground is. Once the wedges are in place, the trailer can be moved forward or backward to create a level surface.

The advantage of this method is that it does not require any specialized equipment. However, it is important to make sure that the wedges are placed securely so that they do not slip out from under the trailer’s wheels. In addition, this method can be time-consuming, and it may be necessary to readjust the wedges if the ground settles.

Block Method

Leveling a travel trailer is crucial for ensuring that all the appliances inside work correctly and that your sleeping arrangements are comfortable. The block method is one way to get your trailer level from side to side. To begin, grab your leveling blocks and place them in front of the tires on the lower side. They can also be placed behind the tires, depending on the positioning of the trailer.

Use your judgment as to how many blocks you’ll need to even out the rig. Drive your towing vehicle slowly forward (or backward, if the blocks are behind the tires) until your tires are sitting atop the blocks. Have your partner check to see if the trailer is level, or get out and check for yourself.

If the trailer isn’t level, you’ll have to either add more blocks or take some away to compensate. Drive off the blocks, adjust them as needed, and repeat the process until you’re level.

Leveling From Front To Back

To level your travel trailer from front to back, start by placing the level in the camper’s door. Check that the ends of the level are pointing towards the front and back of the trailer. If needed, adjust the tongue jack to raise or lower the camper until it is level. You can check your owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to do this if needed.

Next, position four wood scraps beneath the stabilizer jacks. If your trailer does not have stabilizer jacks included, you can substitute jack stands from an automotive supply store. With the trailer now level front to back, your sleeping, cooking, and living areas inside will be much more comfortable.

Plus, you’ll help prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your appliances and plumbing.

Safety Measures

Many people enjoy spending time outdoors camping in their travel trailers. However, camping on a slope can present some challenges. If not done carefully, leveling a travel trailer on a slope can be dangerous. Here are some safety measures to keep in mind when leveling a travel trailer on a slope:

  • First, make sure the trailer is properly hitched to the tow vehicle. The last thing you want is for the trailer to become unhitched while you are leveling it.
  • Second, use blocks or jacks to support the trailer before you begin leveling it. This will help prevent the trailer from tipping over while you are working on it.
  • Third, level the trailer from front to back and from side to side. This will help ensure that the trailer is stable and will not roll down the slope.
  • Fourth, once the trailer is level, put out chocks at all four corners to prevent it from moving.
  • Finally, make sure all doors and windows are closed and secured before you leave the trailer unattended. This will help prevent wind damage or theft while you are away from the campsite.

Following these safety measures will help ensure that your experience leveling a travel trailer on a slope is safe and enjoyable.

Final Thoughts

That’s it! You now know how to level a travel trailer on a slope. With these simple steps, you can make sure your camper is stable and ready for your next outdoor adventure. Have you tried leveling your trailer before? Were there any challenges or surprises that you encountered? We want to hear about it! Share your experiences in the comments below and help others who might be struggling with this task. Happy camping!

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Shawn

Hey there! I'm Shawn. We were traveling full-time in our travel trailer with our 7 kids. We had to learn a lot to make that lifestyle work, and we wanted to pass some of that experience to you! Our goal is to help save you time, frustration, and money!

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Shawn

Hey there! I'm Shawn. We were traveling full-time in our travel trailer with our 7 kids. We had to learn a lot to make that lifestyle work, and we wanted to pass some of that experience to you! Our goal is to help save you time, frustration, and money!

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