Level changing?

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  1. gordoncbrown

    gordoncbrown Funster

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    Been away for a week now, and it's snowed every day. -3 outside at the moment. The last couple of stops though we have noticed that although levelish on first set up the following morning we were down a bit at the back. I have racked my brain. Even dismissed tyre temperatures as they would all be the same and cool the same. Any suggestions welcome. ( not been sad and sitting with a sprit level. It was the level of the spirit in the glass last night that highlighted it.......):thumb:
     
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    Gordon......do you get that sinking feeling:Doh:.........................either on melting snow or soft ground when not below zero....or has the the ground you leveled up changed in any way...are you tarmac or grass.....if grass what is under the grass :Wink::Wink:
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    These little perishers work well underground even in frosty very hard top surface:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink::Wink:

    Also are you a rear "U" shaped lounge......do you spend a lot of time in the rear part of the van...mainly on the over hang past the rear wheels and back axle..instead of the front and mid van..Just a thought:Wink::Wink:
     
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    Weak springs... :RollEyes::BigGrin:
     
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    Ours always sinks at the back on grass!

    Check for a hole in the ground where your back wheels where when you pull off pitch!:BigGrin:

    Either that, or is your waste tank behind your rear axle? You might be transferring weight backwards as you use your water system!:thumb:
     
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    It is possible that you have got one of them faulty spirit levels that were made that don't comply with EU legislation.

    There was a batch made a few years ago that we're made using out of date air in the bubbles.

    There is no cure unfortunately so it's a trip to B&Q for you my friend or risk a heavy fine from the European courts for using an unsafe spirit level.

    I personally wouldn't risk it!!!!
     
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    All pitches have been described as hard standing but more like hardcore rough stuff. I have thought that frost could have been in between the hard core and its being compressed again when we arse on it. Yip. Rear Lounge, L shaped.:thumb:
     
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    Advice if you have a dodgy spirit level!

    If you use it both ways round, you can get the average reading!:thumb:
     
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    I can only recommend Atkins or Cambridge for this problem. Lol
     
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    Always do this what jonandshell has said...Always...there is No perfect spirit level...some very close:thumb:
     
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    it does depend on the suspension you have on the back end..

    A couple of options would be independent or beam axle with either trailing or leading link couplings ( usually that would mean coil springs and not leaf )

    As you come to a halt it is possible to sort of rock up on the linkages,

    Now, if you apply the brakes, and then put the handbrake on without taking your foot off the brake there is a chance it will stay 'rocked up'

    Over time the front wheels will move ( maybe a mm at a time ) and allow the rear suspension to rock back in to place again..

    Sooo.. over a few hour period the height of the rear of the van might change by a good couple of inches

    All this is based on my experiences with leading link forks so might well be complete tosh !!!
     
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    These are very useful, the more proficient of you can use 2 set at 90 degrees. The air will become available once opened and consumed
     

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    thats why every socket and switch i fit at work is somewhere near level. :Doh::Laughing:
     
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    Van and glass level ?

    Gordon

    Just a thought but does the level of the van change with the level in the glass? :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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