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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 12/08/13 11:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have noticed quite a few people that have their RV tipped to the drivers side when they are set up. I assume this is so the waste will flow easier. I also am wondering if those people leave their black tank valve open?

Does not look like it would be very comfortable being that much out of level.


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Posted: 12/08/13 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't recall ever seeing that, not that I was looking for it. I think most people strive for close to level. I assume tanks are designed to drain when unit is level, more or less, and don't need the extra slope. I sure wouldn't want to be unlevel to the point of discomfort.


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Posted: 12/08/13 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We tip ours 1/2 bubble off level side to side and front to rear to improve water flow off the roof and flowing away from slide seals.

This is not enough that you would even notice unless you have a level. We also "tip" the awning to keep water from pooling on the fabric.

We keep our tank valves closed until the tanks are nearly full.


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Posted: 12/08/13 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't say that I have seen that much, either. We always try to get as perfectly level as possible.


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Posted: 12/08/13 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You sure it Is the RV that is tipped to one side? LOL


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Posted: 12/08/13 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rvten wrote:

You sure it Is the RV that is tipped to one side? LOL
Good one. I've never noticed that either and certainly try to get as level as possible using the leveling jacks.


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Posted: 12/08/13 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We lean slightly to the driver's side so the rain flows off the large slideout.


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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 12/08/13 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am a Journeyman Carpenter so I should know what level looks like! SHOULD…HA

These rigs are literally listing to the drivers side 2-3". I am thinking they are the ones that leave the black tank open all the time?

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Posted: 12/08/13 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I setup level/close to.
5vr roof is designed to drain water forward and aft when rig is level
Slideout roofs are designed to drain when rig is level
Waste tank drains are designed to evacuate when rig is level
Air conditioner run off flows to rear when rig is level
Fridge operates best when rig is level

The only thing I have to compensate for when rig is level is awning....I drop forward corner so rain runs off to forward corner away from entry door.

For me....set it and forget it (sorta like Ron Popeil)


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Posted: 12/08/13 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I am a Journeyman Carpenter so I should know what level looks like! SHOULD…HA


Maybe or maybe not. How about plumb and square? Just joshing you. LOL

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