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March 13, 2012 – 7:20 pm
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Does any one have one of these.  I’m trying to figure out how this thing works. Its one level but says it levels both front to back and left to right.

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http://www.sportsmansguide.com…..px?a=74232

Sharon

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March 13, 2012 – 7:55 pm
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Not familiar with that one, and with both levels mounted parallel I’m not sure offhand how it works.

We use the Hopkins Hitch Level http://www.hopkinstowingsoluti…..level.html and really like it. In fact, we liked it enough to remove it from our old PUP before trading it in! The two level vials are perpendicular on that model, which makes it easy to use.

I’m sure the one you’re referring to is a good model since it come from Hopkins. Did you check Hopkins site to see if there are instructions posted or are you just looking at that one and haven’t purchased it yet?

John

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March 13, 2012 – 8:14 pm
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That’s what I was thinking. With them being both parallel, how would that thing work.

I was looking at the other one which you have and I like it as well.

We are looking for a new level.  Right now we are having to open the pup a tad to open the door and put the level on the floor. As Im hoping its level.  I have tried to level from the tongue and the up dont seem to be level.  So not sure what the best way to level it is.  Or how to tell when its really level.

Maybe I could measure the distance from the frame to the ground (concrete) for both front to back and left to right to get it level then use the level on the floor and tongue to see if they match.  Does that sound about right.  Or is there a better way.

Sharon

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March 13, 2012 – 8:18 pm
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After looking at yours and how you turn it to get the amount of inches to raise.  I think the one I was looking at is the same way.  I think the round white part you turn so it shows the inches on the bottom.

After I get the pup level.  I will have to decide which is better depending on if the floor is level or the tongue is level.

Sharon

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March 13, 2012 – 8:29 pm
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I have to say those both look like interesting levels.  I looked on Youtube and found nothing on them.  I would think the manufacturer would put a video up on how to use them.  If you find a video, please post it.  I would like to know how they work.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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March 14, 2012 – 7:22 am
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I cant find any info on how it works either.  I emailed the company for more information. Will pass it along if they contact me.

Sharon

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March 14, 2012 – 12:41 pm
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I’ve always considered that and either/or level, either side to side or front to back with the level on top the ‘memory’ (if you remember to set it before unhitching). Why would you need a memory for side to side?

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March 14, 2012 – 1:24 pm
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The memory function is more for 5th wheels. They level them after they disconnect, in order to line up to reconnect, they need to reset back to the original condition when it was hitched.

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March 14, 2012 – 1:24 pm
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I just got a reply from the company with two PDF’s on there.  Can we add attachments? If not.  How can I post them to the group.

Sharon

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March 14, 2012 – 1:26 pm
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Go here: https://canvascampers.com/inde…..tion=dldir

Click contribute to the library,then Add download and fill out the fields and upload it.

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March 14, 2012 – 1:31 pm
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[quote author=rsmobley85 link=topic=1454.msg11687#msg11687 date=1331684063]
We are looking for a new level.  Right now we are having to open the pup a tad to open the door and put the level on the floor. As Im hoping its level.  I have tried to level from the tongue and the up dont seem to be level.  So not sure what the best way to level it is.  Or how to tell when its really level.

Maybe I could measure the distance from the frame to the ground (concrete) for both front to back and left to right to get it level then use the level on the floor and tongue to see if they match.  Does that sound about right.  Or is there a better way.

Sharon

Sharon,

The best way I’ve found is to use a carpenter’s level in the floor inside the door. Once you level the camper that way you can either mount bubble levels on the side and front or mount something like the Hitch Level. The Hitch Level can be calibrated after it’s mounted to the tongue. Calibration is simple: a thin screwdriver and one screw inside the case. After that, you check the side to side level before unhitching (the case rotates to show which side and how much it’s off level), raise the low side with your preferred method, unhitch and level front to back with the tongue jack.

The tongue isn’t always level, and you’re going to be living inside so it’s best to level off the floor.

John

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March 14, 2012 – 3:31 pm
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Thanks Phil and Pete.  I uploaded both pdf. But not sure where they go from there.

Thanks for the info John.  I don’t think our tongue is level so that is why we have been using the floor.  But I’m not convinced its that level as well.  So maybe this weekend we will pull it out and see about leveling it and adding some bubble levels to the side.

Trying to get ready for our first camping trip in 2 years. Its not till June. But that don’t mean I cant play in the pup. LOL!

Sharon

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March 14, 2012 – 4:11 pm
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The two manuals referenced above are here:

https://canvascampers.com/inde…..ls;lid=239

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March 14, 2012 – 4:49 pm
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Thanks for posting the link.  I looked in the recent upload and it wasnt there.  So maybe it takes a little bit to show up.

Sharon

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March 14, 2012 – 6:54 pm
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We had one on our last Bayside…it never really worked as it should.  We switched to  a 2 foot carpenters level and was always dead on..just my opinion..
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March 15, 2012 – 7:30 pm
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I have the bubble level app on my phone 8)

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March 15, 2012 – 7:48 pm
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Oh, now that is a idea.  Off the the google play market I go. LOL

Sharon

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