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The Fastest Way To Level A Camper

Updated on June 25, 2014

I was minding my own business, searching for a bike rack for our Shadow Cruiser camper when I happened across the Andersen Camper Leveler. "Brilliant," is all I could think.

Leveling a camper is important for a few reasons, one of the most important of which is that you can easily blow your refrigerator if it is running and your rig is unlevel. It's also incredibly uncomfortable to sleep in a camper that's not level - you'll either finding yourself sliding down in bed or rolling too close to the edge of the bed. The dogs walk around very confused too....

So, if you have a camper (doesn't matter what class), the Andersen leveler will quickly become your go-to tool when pulling into any camping spot, even those with a fairly level surface. Put a leveler (or two) under that wheel which is on the low side and back the trailer onto the leveler until the rig is level. We have levelers on all sides of the camper so it will be very easy for one of us (read: me) to tell the driver (read: John) when the camper is level. All you need to do after that is drop the stabilizers, pop a beer, set up your outdoor living space and carry on with the dreamy state of being outdoors with all the conveniences you love.

Here's a few of my other RV related articles that you might like - I'm new to RVing (bought the rig last year) so check back in frequently for new articles:

Things I didn't know an RV needed

Top 15 travel bars for those on the go

Being on the road in a camper is just such total joy - until something goes wrong. John and I have chosen these times to be 'interesting' instead of 'maddening.' 

The below items are some of my favorite things for the camper. Note: we own all of these items.

NewAir AI-100S 28-Pound Portable Ice Maker, Silver
NewAir AI-100S 28-Pound Portable Ice Maker, Silver

This ice maker is a life saver when camping. Never ever run out of ice again. The thing is a work horse and puts out up to 28 lbs. of ice a day.

 
Camco Little Red Campfire 11.25-Inch Portable Propane Outdoor Camp Fire, Approved RV Campgrounds - 65,000 BTU's Includes 8 Foot Propane Hose (58031)
Camco Little Red Campfire 11.25-Inch Portable Propane Outdoor Camp Fire, Approved RV Campgrounds - 65,000 BTU's Includes 8 Foot Propane Hose (58031)

This little propane camp fire is a great addition to any camping rig. It's allowed even in those areas where open fires are not.

 

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A campfire picture I took with a cool setting on my camera.One of the cool, and green, and shady spots we found in our RVJohn enjoying our spot in downtown New Orleans.We bought the camper in AZ. This was our path home to MD on our maiden voyage.
A campfire picture I took with a cool setting on my camera.
A campfire picture I took with a cool setting on my camera.
One of the cool, and green, and shady spots we found in our RV
One of the cool, and green, and shady spots we found in our RV
John enjoying our spot in downtown New Orleans.
John enjoying our spot in downtown New Orleans.
We bought the camper in AZ. This was our path home to MD on our maiden voyage.
We bought the camper in AZ. This was our path home to MD on our maiden voyage.

Do you love camping? In just under a year of owning the Shadow Cruiser, we are such fans that each summer weekend finds us at a new campground. 

Please leave me comments.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      We used to camp a lot...loved our pop-up Coleman camper. It's still going strong after 30 some years, but in the hands of my daughter and son-in-law now. Glad to hear you're enjoying it. Sometimes it's the only way to get some peace from the daily rat-race.

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      Ibidii 

      4 years ago

      I used to. Could have used the levelers then on the campgrounds that were not flat!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      my brother just recently bought a 32 foot camper, I wonder what he uses as a leveler? Would make a good gift though if he doesn't have one!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm looking at your picture of this leveler and not figuring out quite how it works. We use the Lynx levelers which are flat but stack sort of like Legos. Then you drive up on them.

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