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Message posted by nora25/8/2009 at 11:07pm
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we have been caravanning for many years, while we were away recently we needed to level the van side ways. and found this impossible even with blocks it still was not level. this was the only way we could pitch , i was not happy with this but there was nothing i could do about it unless we waited till the next day and moved pitch .

we have decided to buy levelers but want to know which or what is the best for a caravan. do we need a pair or just one also does the caravan wheel stay on these with out slipping, can we use these with a motor mover.

thanks for any replies.


Message posted by Whatamess26/8/2009 at 7:54am
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Hi, Nora, I've got a mover and the ramps that go up in steps and chocks. I normally reverse up them then put the chocks in front of the wheel. When you leave, the mover really comes into its own because you can release the weight off the chock so easily.

I've got two of each but I'm not sure you'd actually need two - we bought them for the campervan when you might need two to level from front to back.

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Message posted by nora26/8/2009 at 9:11am
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thanks for that do you know the make is and prices. we might have a look at our local dealer, or wait for one of the shows to have a better look.

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Sorry to change the topic Nora but I remeber you from Chatsworth thread, I was wondering how your holiday went.

 


Message posted by janus26/8/2009 at 12:09pm
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If that ever happens again then you can always level it by fixing one wheel in place and swiveling it on the point so that the other  (lower ) wheel goes up the hill ( or if you fix the lower wheel move the higher wheel down the hill. You caravan will not be square in the pitch but it will be level.

 



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Message posted by Whatamess26/8/2009 at 1:39pm
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This is confusing with two Noras on this thread!! I assume the Chatsworth thread means you, Nora, not me Nora!

They're not very expensive - try this.

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Message posted by nora26/8/2009 at 4:07pm
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Quote: Originally posted by barabbas on 26/8/2009

Sorry to change the topic Nora but I remeber you from Chatsworth thread, I was wondering how your holiday went.

 


sadly we had to cancel chatsworth i tried to book for october but they were full i will try again in the hope of a cancelation if not to rebook  for easter.

i am also going to keep trying though for a cancelation.

someone said try losehill cc site not very far from chatsworth. but i want to wait and go to chatsworth.

thanks for asking.

very disappointed of course


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nora there are not many of us so it does get confusing. that link is a big help thank you.

 

janus

i know what you mean but that was impossible we had to pitch along a hedge i think they had altered the pitches due to the bad weather and the worn grass areas. we had to pitch side ways along the hedge that is why we were so unlevel.

never mind there always seems to be something new to discover. we never stop learning do we.


Message posted by nora27/8/2009 at 3:07pm
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Quote: Originally posted by nora on 26/8/2009
Quote: Originally posted by barabbas on 26/8/2009

Sorry to change the topic Nora but I remeber you from Chatsworth thread, I was wondering how your holiday went.

 


sadly we had to cancel chatsworth i tried to book for october but they were full i will try again in the hope of a cancelation if not to rebook  for easter.

i am also going to keep trying though for a cancelation.

someone said try losehill cc site not very far from chatsworth. but i want to wait and go to chatsworth.

thanks for asking.

very disappointed of course


Barabbus

nothing to do with ramps at the min, we went to our new local dealer and found the one recommended.

but i went on the cc web site and they must have had a cancelation so i have booked chatsworth for october half term. i was so pleased BUT i havent told OH he said he wouldnt go in october due to the time of year "he worries about travelling so far in the middle of winter" (as he calls it ) poor thing.

but im sure it will be fine and autumn is so nice in the caravan cold frosty with the grounds of chatsworth to explore.

 


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Nora

The best but most expensive solution is to use the newer Milenco alumimium leveller. You only need one for a single axle 'van and means that on soft ground any settlement after a few days can be easily adusted. It works well if like me you have an AL-KO receiver wheel clamp, because it means the wheel can be clamped first and the caravan levelled afterwards. The best price I found was from "www.thecaravanshop.co.uk" in Glsagow.

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Message posted by adandemsmom30/8/2009 at 2:50pm
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We were in France this year and a family turned up with a caravan and every conceivable gadget and accessory. They had the Millenco leveller. After moving the van to around 6 different positions on their pitch (with an electronic mover), they tried to level it. After about 45 minutes and some very heated discussion, the leveller was flung across the pitch and into the road.

I can only assume they didn't get on very well with it.1717



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Message posted by Petemate30/8/2009 at 5:11pm
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Made my leveller up in the workshop, design along the lines of the Bulldog and similar ones. Worked a treat when we took the Pathfinder away in July - we were on the Verwood site and our pitch had a steep slope. As our newly-acquired caravan is no heavier than the FC, I expect to be able to level it the same.
I don't think I can post the pic again but it is in this thread:-

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=10&TopicID=188114&SearchPagePosition=1&search=leveller&searchMode=allwords&searchIn=Topic&forum=10&searchSort=dateDESC&ReturnPage=Search

Pete

PS - sorry, not very good at this 'link' stuff!!....


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