Levelling Advice

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  1. Christoph

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    We're on a pitch that leans front to back and left to right. I've got the chocks under the front wheels at the moment so it's as level as possible but we've still got quite a lean to the left. Any advice on which way is preferable, both chocks on the left or as is at present? The fridge / freezer isn't very efficient at the moment. Could this be due to not being level either way?

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    You could try just one chock under the lowest corner and depending on the design of your chocks you can stack them one on top of another, you can certainly do this with the low Fiamma ones. Gas 'fridges need to be level but they will take some lean - if the beer isn't sliding off the table it should be fine. :)
     
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    Get an EP levelling system they're great(y)(y)(y)
     
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  4. Christoph

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    Get a what?
     
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    Automatic Hydraulic jacks
     
  6. Christoph

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    Good idea but it doesn't help just now!
     
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    Sorry I would be inclined to just get it a level front to back as if you are not careful you could end up twisting the chassis if it's to much slope with one ramp.
     
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    If you or 5k to spend ........lol
     
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    You can also move one ramp forward of the other, therefore one side is higher than the other
     
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    As Robert has said
    This is how we've levelled in the past
     
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    Ok thank you. So one chock at the front lowest corner might be better than both at the front? Sorry for such a basic question!
     
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    Front to back is generally easy enough, left to right can often be difficult...I like the nose up a bit as the water runs away better in the shower tray!
     
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    Put the first ramp at the wheel which is at the lowest point then the second ramp at the other front wheel but move it away 4 inches
    This will raise the lowest point first hopefully resulting in a levelish van on all axis a bit of trail and error maybe needed to get it level
     
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    It will even it out a bit but if the slope is significant then it may not be enough. You don't mention what sort of chocks you have, some only lift a couple of inches but the Millenco Quattros for example lift up a long way.

    Might be easier to move pitch! (if you can:))

    Edit: The advice above, using two chocks "staggered" might be best if I understand things correctly.
     
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    You could always stagger the ramps, so put the lowest corner ramp right under the wheel, and the other about 6 inches away, and then drive up.
    Our fridge is much more sensitive to left and right leans rather than front to back.

    [Edit] @Paul and Kate beat me to it! :D
     
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    Most pitches have some slope on them. Is it severe?
    We rarely bother to level, we usually try to look for the flattest pitch available (not always successful!) then make sure whichever way we're pointing, we'll be sleeping with our heads above our feet.
    The fridge copes much better than we were led to believe it would.
     
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    Thanks all. Will try the staggered theory and hope that sorts things out. The chocks are Thule with a decent height but not as high as the Millenco ones I've seen around.
     
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    No help for now, but I take three ramps with me so I can level out the lowest side and the front / back. This works in most situations. Happier to be front down than one side down, unless of course, the the side down rolls me nearer the missus!
     
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    No problem with asking the question, that's what we all do for each other & what having so many like minded people around is all about. :talking:
     
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    It's good to know there is support there if you need it. Thanks all
     
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