How to level your caravan

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  1. JohnS says:

    And for twin axel vans?

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi John, Levelling a twin axle caravan is similar to levelling a single axle, but with slightly different kit. Here are the options:
      1. Automatic Self Levelling as mentioned in the article. These are quite popular for twin axles, but can be costly.
      2. Ramps – You need two ramps rather than one to level side-to-side. Ramps are normally sold as a pair and Milenco do a wide variety of ramps.
      3. Lock ‘N’ Level – They have a product designed specifically for twin axles. More expensive than ramps at approximately £200, but easy to use.

  2. Martin says:

    I use the milenco aluminium leveller – great bit of kit although a bit bulky, but so simple to use and adjust

  3. Alan says:

    The vast majority of people carry a smart phone these days so as suggested download a spirit level app (before you set off in case of no signal on site)

  4. Phil Romford says:

    I use a Lock ‘n’ Level, this is an excellent solution. It packs into a bag and is small to store and very easy to use. I previously had the Milenco Aluminium Leveller – dreadful thing, don’t buy one.

  5. Julian Grenfell says:

    As a single caravanner, I use the E & P system; it’s expensive, but it is very good. The leveller can also be used to lift one side of the ‘van up to change a wheel. I think the insurance companies should consider the automatic levellers as an additional security device; for no zapper, you can’t move the ‘van!

  6. David Critchlow says:

    Are there any impications/ problems for twin axle caravans

    • Liz @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi David, Hi John, Levelling a twin axle caravan is similar to levelling a single axle, but with slightly different kit. Here are the options:
      1. Automatic Self Levelling as mentioned in the article. These are quite popular for twin axles, but can be costly.
      2. Ramps – You need two ramps rather than one to level side-to-side. Ramps are normally sold as a pair and Milenco do a wide variety of ramps.
      3. Lock ‘N’ Level – They have a product designed specifically for twin axles. More expensive than ramps at approximately £200, but easy to use.

  7. James Patterson says:

    Very helpful. I have wheel ramps but had not thought of using my Al-Ko jacking system which I recently fitted to my old Bailey.

  8. Tony Ford says:

    I use a golf ball on the floor to measure my level !

  9. David King says:

    I use the doors as the ultimate check on how level the van is – they seem more sensitive than a spirit level. If the van is tilted side to side, the rear washroom door swings open or shut. If the van is tilted front-to-back, the van door swings even when there is no wind.

  10. Richard Hill says:

    This was help full. But my son and I use a small trolley jack

  11. Michael Cobb says:

    If you somehow forget your spirit level I’m sure you will have a roll of tape (sellotape or electricians) place on the floor and if it rolls with out a little tap then your not level.
    Or perhaps a two litre water bottle filled with one litre of water, perhaps a little crude but you will be very near.

  12. Gordon Lear says:

    Very good lots of information 10/10


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