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You can level a GV with kick-downs, but not a coach with air bags?
When Bigdog was next to us, he had a failed attempt to level, where we were fine. What do you 'bag people' do when you're on a slope?

  • DavidS
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Add planks to the low side.. I have some 4x4 I carry for this reason, double stack if needed.

  • jor
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I have found that raising the coach manually and then leveling often overcomes that problem. The HWH systems always lowers the high end first so you have more leveling capability if you start high. The downside is your entry step may be higher...

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What do you 'bag people' do when you're on a [excessively steep] slope?
Move.    :dance:

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Move.    :dance: 
Still the best idea! In the 'early days', I made three 'lifts' out of 2 x 10s about three feet long, beveled, with a second 2 x 10 screwed on top, so I could pull up and get...

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  • kb0zke
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We camped at the same place as Red Tractor a couple of years ago (by accident) and found he had a good solution for that particular campground at that time. We parked parallel to the road, rather than perpendicular to it, because of the slope....

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I 'tweak' my kick-downs, as well.  I've found two things that work for me: (A) Giving a small downward slant on the port side gives me a better drain for the tanks. (B) What I get with the tweak over to the port, is my mid entry door opens and...

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  • nitehawk
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After we had HWH repair our leveling system (new pump, motor and reservoir--comes as a unit) and we got home I discovered that some dumbass (no names here please) had placed a box under the couch that "leaned slightly" on the sensor unit....

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  • Carol & Scott
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We use 2 of these cut into 12" wide strips and varied length.  No splinters, impervious to water.  We also have a stack of CW leveling blocks.  4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber Stall Mat at Tractor Supply Co.

Although a couple of years ago we...

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  • bbeane
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I carry 4 4x12 18" long wood blocks of that won't do it I'll move. I do find it necessary to use them quite often.

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Some bring a whole lumberyard...

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Some bring a whole lumberyard...
  :)  ;)  :)  :)  :)

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  • kb0zke
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And then they crawl underneath! See "women live longer" at the oops list

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May have to add some blocks to my coach must have