GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted November
101: This Tip is On the Level
Happy Camper Blog
In a perfect
world, every RV site at the campgrounds you stay at would be perfectly level,
like those that are equipped with a concrete pad. But in reality, it’s not
possible for some sites to be level due to factors such as the area’s hilly
terrain or heavy rains that may have caused the soil to erode in places.
That’s why it’s essential to plan ahead so you can be prepared to level your
RV if it becomes necessary.
In case you’re wondering why leveling your RV is such a big deal,
here are five important reasons to do it:
- To make sure your refrigerator
works. The chemicals used in your RV’s refrigerator depend on
gravity to flow properly, which they can’t do if your refrigerator is set at
an angle. Operating a refrigerator when it’s not level could cause it to
malfunction, leading to spoiled food and potential damage to the
- To make sure your plumbing system operates
efficiently. It’s easier for water to flow through your
plumbing system correctly if your RV is level. Plus, leveling your RV will
help ensure that the water level sensors in your tanks will be more
- To protect your RV. Keeping your RV
parked at an angle can weaken the structure of your rig, including your doors
and windows. Plus, if you have slide-outs, they may not work properly and
their operating mechanisms could even become damaged.
- To help ensure a good night’s
sleep. Face it, it’s hard to get some quality shut eye if
you’re always worried about rolling out of bed or into the wall! Depending on
how your RV is parked, you could even end up trying to sleep with your head
lower than your feet.
- To make your whole camping experience more
enjoyable. When your RV is level, your doors and windows will
operate properly, you won’t feel like you might lose your balance when you’re
walking around inside, and you can cook and eat to your heart’s content
without worrying about things rolling off of your counters or
For helpful tips on how to level your RV, contact your RV dealer
or rental company. You can also find instructional videos on YouTube and, of
course, your fellow campers are often more than happy to offer advice. There
are also many useful devices on the market, such as leveling blocks and
leveling devices specifically designed for use with RVs.
So now all you need to do is find the next place to take your RV
so you can practice your new leveling skills (if necessary). Just go to
GoCampingAmerica.com, enter the destination you’re interested in, and you’ll
soon be on your way!