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Few camping spots are perfectly level. When exploring the great outdoors, you’ll often end up parking overnight in a spot with uneven terrain, leaving your motorhome or RV tilted in one direction or another. Not only is it difficult and uncomfortable to walk around or to sleep when your living space is on an angle, but if your RV or motorhome is equipped with slide-outs, or with appliances, some may not work properly (or at all) until everything is level. Camper Jack

Best RV Leveling Blocks – Forbes Home

That’s why leveling blocks were invented. While it’s true that some higher-end motorhomes and RVs come with an automatic leveling system, there will be times when even these sophisticated built-in levels aren’t enough to straighten everything perfectly. Here again, leveling blocks can help.

Before investing in a set of leveling blocks, you’ll need to factor in the size of your RV or motorhome, along with its weight and the type of terrain you typically encounter when camping. You’ll also want to think about how much storage space you have for leveling blocks, and how much you want to invest. Looking For Car Accessories? Match your car to your style with varied car accessories like seat covers, floor mats and more. Get competitive pricing from top brands here. Advertisement THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT EDITORIAL CONTENT. Please note that we do receive compensation for any products you buy or sign up to via this advertisement, and that compensation impacts the ranking and placement of any offers listed herein. We do not present information about every offer available. The information and savings numbers depicted above are for demonstration purposes only, and your results may vary. Explore Options On Amazon

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Suitable for class B/C RVs, travel trailers, campers and vans, these blocks snap together like LEGO pieces. The slanted ramps make it easier to drive on and off the blocks, and they also protect the edges of the blocks from damage. Designed to be used with single wheels, double wheels, tandem wheels, tongue jacks, 5th wheel jacks, hydraulic jacks and stabilizer jacks, the solid bottom piece helps prevent the block assembly from sinking into softer ground.

Like LEGO blocks, Homeon’s RV Leveling Blocks stack one on top of the other until you reach the height you need in order to level your RV or motorhome. In addition to the individual blocks, the kit also includes a wheel chock and blocks shaped like a ramp, which work together to make it easier to drive up to the required level without driving down the other side. These blocks are suitable for use with a single wheel, double wheels, tandem wheels, tongue jacks, 5th wheel jacks, hydraulic jacks and stabilizer jacks. A carrying bag with a handle is included, making storage a bit easier.

Camco FasTen RV Leveling Blocks

Available with either 8 1/2-inches x 8 1/2-inches blocks (for single wheels) or 8 1/2-inches x 17-inch blocks (for dual wheels), these leveling kits contain 10 blocks per kit. The blocks can be stacked vertically for maximum height, or in a pyramid fashion, which makes it easier for a tire to climb to the top.

Designed for single wheels, double wheels, hydraulic jacks, tongue jacks, stabilizer jacks, 5th wheel jacks and tandem axles, these blocks don’t come with a carrying case. Instead, a clever carrying handle easily twists all the pieces together for storage. All the blocks come with a coating that protects them from UV light, which means they should stand the test of time.

BESTOOL Light Trailer RV Tire Leveler

Designed to handle a maximum of 3,000 lbs., the BESTOOL Light Trailer RV Tire Leveler works with most 13-, 14- and 15-inch wheels, and tires with a diameter as large as 28 inches. This leveler is for single axle trailers only, and is designed to raise an axle a maximum of eight inches. A handy wrench is included, but you’ll need some serious elbow grease to go from zero to maximum height. Some people prefer this design over leveling blocks because they can install the leveler in place, without having to drive their trailer backwards and forwards onto a pyramid of blocks.

Andersen Hitches Ultimate Trailer Gear Set

If price is of no concern, then the Anderson Hitches Ultimate Trailer Gear Set is a nice luxury to have. Not only will it allow you to level your motorhome or RV, but it does double duty as a “rapid jack” if you ever need to change a tire. The kit comes with two levelers and two chocks. Just drive up the levelers until your motorhome or RV is level, and then insert the chocks. The “rapid jack” is a bit taller than the levelers, and can be place on its side to act as a jack wheel holder, a jack post block or a pad block. All the pieces fit into a duffel bag (included) for easy storage.

We considered price, availability, expert opinions and user reviews when choosing the best leveling blocks in each category. At first glance, many leveling blocks look alike, but once you drill down into the details, and once you consider the feedback and reviews from multiple users, it’s clear that not all solutions are equal. We rated all the RV leveling blocks on these weighted metrics:

Yes they are. Even if you have an auto-leveling system, and even if you park mostly on paved surfaces, you may at times still find it necessary to use leveling blocks in order to get your motorhome or RV level enough to make everyone comfortable, for all your appliances to work properly and for all your slide-outs to be extended fully without risk of damage.

Individual manufacturers will have recommendations for their products, but most RV pros say you should not stack higher than four and a half inches.

You’ll see more than a few RVs in campsites with planks of wood jury-rigged into homemade leveling blocks. What that approach lacks is adjustability, easy storage and easy cleaning. RVers who tried that and then switched to blocks or ramps say they’ll never go back.

Automatic leveling systems are available for a wide variety of motorhomes and RVs. However, some find that the costs are prohibitive, with each system selling for a few thousand dollars, plus the cost of installation. In comparison, leveling blocks are very affordable.

Many older refrigerators need to be almost perfectly level. Today, some manufacturers say their fridges can operate a couple of degrees off-level, but level is always optimal.

A car-crazy California kid, I’ve been writing and talking about vehicles for 25 years on TV and radio, in print and online, including AAA magazines in Arizona, Oklahoma, Northwest Ohio, South Dakota and the Mountain West, as well as BBC Autos. I serve as vice president of the Western Automotive Journalists, a professional group for automotive writers based in San Francisco, and have no relation to McKeel Hagerty of Hagerty Classic Insurance, who is younger, better looking and wealthier.

Best RV Leveling Blocks – Forbes Home

Tow Jack Jim Travers is a lifelong gearhead, and a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. A classic car enthusiast, collector, and a regular judge on the car show circuit, Jim is the author of the Smithsonian Institute’s Extreme Cars. He has also written for Automobile, Autoblog, BBC Autos, Car and Driver, Consumer Reports, Hagerty, US News, and others. He lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a town known for both its beach and its dump. On weekends, Jim is a regular at both.