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Levelling up

DJT

Jun 20, 2019
70
175
North of England
Funster No
61,806
MH
HYMER MLT 620
Exp
2010
Able to see pros and cons without applying bias. Mentally balanced. Having an even temprement. Able to see the good and bad in a situation and make unbiased decision based on facts instead of emotion.
Thanks for that BurgošŸ‘(think I tick all of the above!!!)
 
Jun 30, 2013
5,304
8,415
Cotes d'armor, France
Funster No
26,730
MH
Burstner Harmony TI 736 G
Exp
Since 1987
Our ramps are just plain flat triangles (ie no pockets or steps) but my dead easy system is this (Ducato based so 95 times out of a 100 we need to go up at the front) :
1 Place the ramp in front ......................................
7 check your spirit level, drop back down a bit if needed.

Works for us but, as always YMMV...
Spirit level? In a motorhome? :rofl:

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Jan 13, 2020
8
7
Spain
Funster No
67,999
MH
Hymer B514
Exp
6 months in a 10m Southwind in the USA (2014). Just bought a Hymer and embarking on a tour of Spain
We have air suspension that gives us a fairly good leveling
Hi Lenny, my MH has pneumatic suspension. I didnā€™t realise this would help with levelling; does it do some sort of self adjustment? Iā€™m not on the road with it yet so no clue...
 

Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
21,765
26,834
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Hi Lenny, my MH has pneumatic suspension. I didnā€™t realise this would help with levelling; does it do some sort of self adjustment? Iā€™m not on the road with it yet so no clue...
If its full air once parked you press a button and it levels. You have to release the handbrake once it's started because its the suspension that's moving the swinging arm needs freedom to move. We find we can get dead level 90% of the time. Nothing like the range of Jack's but still pretty good.
 
Jun 4, 2011
3
1
Leicester
Funster No
16,728
MH
Low profile
Exp
Since 1987
I travel solo and for about the last ten years I have used the Milenco Quattro levelling blocks already mentioned above. I also use large rubber mats under the blocks as, once, many years ago, I had an unfortunate incident on a smooth pitch where one of the blocks slipped from under my wheel as I drove up. It is easy to do on your own and you should not need help.

My routine, if blocks are needed, is to get the van into position about half a metre or so behind where I want to finish, put the mats butting right up to the front wheels and then place the blocks on top of the mats directly in front of the front wheels and give them a gentle kick to wedge them slightly under the tyre. Then one carefully drives onto the blocks and you can feel the van move up each of the four steps. I have a spirit level but I increasingly find that I use my own senses to decide if I am happy - it doesn't have to be spot on to feel right. I am assuming you only have to level up under the front wheels. I have never had need to do it any other way.

I did look into the aluminium risers mentioned above but I read several reviews which suggested they were just not robust enough for larger vans.

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