Once you have positioned your RV at the campground site, it’s time to level, chock, and stabilize. Please remember that the stabilizers provided by the manufacturer are NOT for leveling. They merely stabilize the RV removing the “rocking motion” provided by the springs and suspension.
Leveling Blocks: We can’t express how important choosing a site that is near level is so important. We have literally backed into a site only to find out that leveling the RV was a futile effort.
Rule of thumb, when the level on your RV reads (1), you need approximately one of the leveling blocks or one row. We no longer use a flat rock or other to level our unit, LOL. The 10 piece interlocking blocks are fabulous. It should be noted that the blocks cannot be stacked more than 4 high. This equates to a 4 inch difference in grade in approximately an 8 foot span. That’s a big rock!
Chocks: Once leveled, the next step in set-up is to chock the RV. These in-expensive chocks are well worth the money. They are lightweight and durable and work as well if not better than a block of wood.
Trailer Tongue Jack Stand: Now that you have leveled and chocked the RV, you will then disconnect from your vehicle. When doing so, you will need a jack pad or a stand. We use the stand simply because it reduces the amount of effort required in performing this task. It is lightweight, durable and will hold up to 10,000 pounds.
Stabilizer Pads: Prior to extending the slide outs, if you have them, the leveling and stabilizing should come first. The stabilizer pads provide a great firm surface to lower the stabilizer jacks. Once extended, the stabilizers will help to provide a smooth operation for your slideouts.