Levelling a caravan

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 6 comments

Levelling a caravan

When we first started caravanning we didn’t have a clue on the best way of levelling a caravan. It was only after watching others and asking questions we worked out that we roughly had the method right, but it could be improved.

Levelling a caravan is possibly the most important job to complete when you set the caravan up. If the caravan isn’t very level, the chances are the fridge won’t work correctly, the water won’t drain away properly and the living conditions will be on the slope. I know first hand sleeping in a caravan that is not level is an unpleasant affair, usually resulting in a headache by the morning. So, the moral is – do it right first time.

I recorded a simple video to show how to level the caravan

6 Comments

  1. Very practical advice, however I have the Alko chassis lock which makes this job even more tricky. If you have any advice for this situation, it would be greatly appreciated

    • Hi Ash, I will see what I can do for you – i do have a couple of ideas, i will incorporate these into a video.

      Thanks for your comments,

      take care
      Dan

  2. Hi Dan, given that you didn’t release the motor-mover from the wheels after levelling the ‘van, do you therefore always leave the rollers locked onto the tyres for the length of your stay on site?
    Regards,
    Ken

    • Good Morning Ken,

      Thanks for your comment. I always release the motor mover, it just isn’t shown in the video. It generally isn’t recommended to leave the motor mover engaged on the tyre for any long period of time.

      I hope that helps.

      Dan

  3. I agree Dan – given that your video is aimed at people new to caravanning, it may be a good idea to mention at the end that the motor-mover rollers should be released to avoid the pressure on the tyres over a period of time.
    Kind regards,
    Ken

    • Hi Ken,

      There is a follow-up video already planned to share some hints & tips on levelling the ‘van and to answer some specific questions that have been asked.

      Thanks
      Dan

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