This may not seem like the most important part of setting up camp, but it is. A level RV allows for your fridge to function properly, safe extension of any pop out portions, keeping the RV stable in windy conditions, less rocking when moving about inside, etc.
Some RVs and trailers come equipped with a self leveling system making the task of leveling as simple as pushing a button. Other RVs will require a bit of manual leveling. You will need to make use of a level and some leveling blocks.
First, as soon as the RV is in place you will want to get out the level and place it in the floor inside to and check how level the RV is both front to back and side to side. Position any pop outs in there extended state to see which way/ how far the vehicle leans and then put them back in until done leveling and stabilizing.
Next, place your blocks where they need to go. Be careful not to force the RV to raise more than 2 inches at a time.
Move the RV into place on the blocks making sure that no part of the tire is overhanging.
Check the level once more and make any adjustments needed. Once the RV is level, set down chocks to keep the wheels in place. Once the side to side leveling is done you can unhitch the tow vehicle and use the trailer hitch to level from front to back.
If you are camping in a motor home put it in park and set the parking brake.
Once the RV is level you will want to stabilize it to ensure it stays that way. This can be done with stabilizing jacks. Use some boards under the jack’s foot for extra stability especially when parked over ground that is loose or sandy. When the jack is in contact with the ground crank it just a little more to make sure it is secure. Check the level one more time .
Now you are all set and ready to go enjoy your RV camping trip!