Levelling your motorhome can reduce the stress on its floors and help your vehicle last longer and perform better. Since hydraulic levelling systems are not always installed in motorhomes and can be expensive to add, knowing how to build your own levelling blocks will help you save time and money, as well as preserve your investment in your current motorhome. Build a pair of levelling systems so you always have an extra on hand for yourself, or lend one of them out, and you'll be the hit of the campground.
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Things you need
- 2-by-10 lumber
- Dry wall screws
- Tack cloth
- Waterproof paint
- Paintbrush or roller
Cut your lumber to size, including one length to 3 1/2 feet, one to 2 1/2 feet and one to 1 1/2 feet. Cut the ends of each piece to a 45-degree angle so the longest piece of the lumber is at the bottom.
Stack the lumber so the 3 1/2-foot piece is on the bottom and the angled edge is to your right side. Place the 2 1/2 foot piece on top of that so the angled edge is to your right, and add the 1 1/2 foot piece to the top, also with the angled edge on the right.
Line up the sides and left end, then attach the three pieces to each other with drywall screws. Insert the screws in two rows and at even intervals to fully secure each piece to the one beneath it. Use a minimum of eight screws per piece. Countersink the screws below the surface of the wood.
Sand the levelling ramp to remove any rough spots and splintered sections of wood.
Wipe the ramp down with a tack cloth to remove any dust from the wood surface.
Paint the ramp. Choose a high-quality paint made for exterior use. The paint protects the wood from weather conditions.
Tips and warnings
- Build two ramps for best results.
- Predrill your holes to avoid splitting the wood.
- Check your ramps after each use and repaint as needed.
- Always wear protective eye wear when cutting and drilling wood.
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