RVing is incredibly fun and a great way to travel around the country, but there are some difficulties. If you’re new to RVing, there are probably a few things you haven’t considered. One of the biggest issues for any RVer is leveling the RV. When you pull up to a campsite, you need to park, but first you have to make sure your RV is level, since campgrounds aren’t always completely even.

Why Does an RV Need to Be Level?

An RV needs to be level for two different reasons—firstly, for your own comfort. If the RV is tilted in some direction, it will be disorienting and difficult to navigate. Things inside your RV will roll and slide around, which will become annoying very quickly. Secondly, your refrigerator needs to be level in order to work properly. There are certain components in a refrigerator that won’t work if they’re tilted.

How to Level Your RV

There are a few simple ways to manually level your RV. You should invest in a couple of levels, but if you don’t have these tools, you’ll have to improvise. Looking at water in the toilet bowl is a great way to test the level of your RV. With a level, you can just place one on each end of the RV. Then, using a jack, you can add 2x4s or 2x6s until it’s even. Some people who don’t have levels like to use clear water bottles set on the bumpers of the RV. They add wooden boards until the water is no longer slanted.

Keeping your RV level is very important for your own comfort, and it’s also important for making sure your refrigerator works properly. With a couple of levels and 2x6s, you can keep your vehicle level.