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Old 07-22-2022, 05:09 PM   #1
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Via Owners are you level?

My 2011 does not sit level, while parked on level concrete the front is approximately 3" low, is this how yours is to? This is not fully loaded but very close, within 300 lbs of GVW. Whenever we camp at a level spot we always need to raise the front, just wondering how normal this is.
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Old 07-30-2022, 11:44 PM   #2
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yes. Somewhere I read that the sprinter chassis was built that way.
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Old 08-07-2022, 04:50 PM   #3
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We had a 2011 Itasca Reyo and yes, the nose is a bit lower. Not a big deal as most pads are not level anyway so you’ve got to roll up onto leveling blocks.
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Old 08-08-2022, 09:06 AM   #4
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2013 Via 25T. I put bubble levels on the door and dash to indicate when the floor of the refrigerator is level; This is what is important. We also tend to put heavier items in the back (under the twin bunks). Often we are towing a small boat, so that adds some weight to the very rear when driving.

Our home pad has a very slight downward slope toward the front of the RV, and a more pronounced slope toward the driver's side. We put a 1 1/2 set of boards under the driver's side tires, but the same front to back and still have the refrigerator bubble level within the circle.
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Old 08-08-2022, 10:59 AM   #5
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The Roman engineers were the first to incorporate a 1/4" per foot slope rate to help shed rain or volunteer water (overflowing creeks) from roads, roofs, drainage, water pipes, and/or channels. Rule of thumb still used to this day. Even though an RV has a slightly domed roof in most cases, this is still sort of necessary (in my limited experience living full time in two different Class A's) and most of us slope down at the front a bit anyway to help to help shed water quickly. If it's raining a lot, might even jog the jacks so it's tilted more to one side or the other to try to hide large exposures with potential gaps in the caulking like the big windows on one side or the other. Depending on wind.

Using the rule of thumb, a 36' RV would have a 9" slope back to front, if it were a road. I think you're good with a 3" slope. BTW, newer RV refers would be fine with a 3" slope.

One other thing, with a Winnie Class A, those running lights over the window are potential leak spots so wouldn't hurt to caulk around them. I use clear Silicone. Then the front windows...wouldn't hurt to have stick on gutters over them.

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Old 08-08-2022, 04:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, it sounds like the 3" is normal. I do try and park uphill when possible, Bob I tried to put a level on the door sill but couldn't really find a spot that was good so for now the wife just stands by the counter and watches the bubble.
One thing I will share, after years of using 2x8 boards, plastic levelers that crush or those wedges that you drive up on I hit upon a better leveling pad that is cheap, easy, indestructible and the way they stack and grip they don't shift or slide and the tires just climb right up onto them. What are they you ask?

They are 16x16 rubber pavers from Lowe's ($5.49ea), cut in half so $2.75 each piece. 3/4" increments. I love them. Only takes seconds to lay them or stack them. You can use one for a kneeling pad when reaching for the inside dual. Dirt just falls off them when you smack them together to put away. I love them. They are just the right size for LT sizes of tires, both length and width. When you stack them they form a stair step against the curve of the tire and the tire just walks up with very little accelerator pedal. Did I say I love them?
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