One of the things that we didn’t know was how to stabilize your tow camper on an uneven RV site. Good thing the first few RV sites we visited weren’t too uneven!
At this time, we’ve visited 19 different states and many more RV parks than that. To say that we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of RV sites would be an understatement!
With four kids, a dog, a cat and us walking around and some of the kids bouncing around, we need to be even and we need to be stable.
We’ve also had two different RVs already and have had to get used to leveling out the different sizes of the two campers so we want to pass this information on to you.
What You Need to Know About How to Stabilize Your Tow Camper on an Uneven RV Site
One of the things that we didn’t do when we got started was to get the proper tools to stabilize our RV. We didn’t know what we needed or why we would need it.
We read lots of tips and tricks articles but somehow this didn’t sink in.
As we started looking around at the different RVers, we would see them with stabilizer blocks, chock blocks, concrete blocks and rv wheel stop stabilizers. It didn’t seem like there was a one size fits all set up to stabilize your RV.
One thing that we did learn is that the stabilizer jacks on our RVs were NOT meant to carry a major burden — especially not if you bought an RV with the weak ones!
We were trying to get one of our RV jacks to hold a lot of weight while it was stretched out and it bent and we had to replace it. So bad!
Let’s go over all of your options so you can see what you need for keeping your tow camper stable on an uneven RV site. And then we will talk about how we use some of these tools and why we use them how we use them.
RV Accessories for Stabilizing Your Tow Camper
Yes, there are a lot of different accessories to choose from but we are going to break it down so it is easy to understand.
Wheel chocks to keep the RV from rolling.
Can you imagine unhooking your RV and it rolling away? With or without you in it — no good!
We have these wheel chocks behind our tires where it would roll so it doesn’t get any ideas about heading off to see the neighbors.
These are currently the least expensive wheel chocks I’ve found and they work fine.
If you want wheel chocks with heavy duty in the name or you don’t want yellow ones then these are a good pick. These are considerably tougher than the wheel chocks that we have but we have another piece in place that keeps our RV from rolling as well.
Let’s go ahead and look at that now.
Wheel stabilizer to keep the RV from rocking front to back.
Yes, another yellow accessory. Lol works great at stabilizing our tow camper. There are metal ones that you can get but my husband says the plastic one is better because it isn’t going to rust and ruin so quickly.
If you feel safer with a metal wheel stabilizer then you can always get this one. It’s got great ratings and some of my friends use them on their RV.
You don’t have to feel worried when you use this heavy duty steel but you also have to think about the weight that it adds when you’re storing it. All of the accessories and things that you get add up.
Our Dodge Ram 1500 is maxed out with our current rig so we try not to put too much extra heavy stuff in there. Lol While Speckles (our truck with metal flake paint) could most likely handle a little bit more weight — let’s give her a break.
And the yellow continues.
Another important part of our stabilizing for the tow camper are the leveling blocks.
Only a couple in front because we are on a hill.
More blocks in the back because we are on a hill.
Here’s the front of the RV, including the leveling blocks under the power jack.
These are the leveling blocks we’ve been using for almost 2 years now. We keep buying more because the less you have your stabilizer jacks stretched out, the less your RV shakes.
I remember when we first started and we just stretched those jacks out like crazy. Our whole rig would shake!
These stabilizer blocks are what is going to help you get your RV just right — even when the RV site you’re parked at is uneven.
Let’s say that the back of your RV is low and you can’t lower the front enough to level it off, you may need to pull your tires up on leveling blocks to raise the back up higher. In this case, you would put blocks under both tires.
The number of blocks that you use depends on how much height you need to gain. Depending on the type of block, you’ll need to stair stack them. If you plan on putting your tires on blocks a lot, there are some blocks that make it easier than others.
Here’s a full kit that you can check out if you need the whole set up.
I’m actually considering upgrading my equipment so that I have the automatic leveler. When we get our next bigger RV — it’s happening. Lol
One thing you should know is that you can’t trust yourself to know if you’re level. Sometimes I’m just ready to be done with the leveling process and we’re like… yeah. That’s good enough. Lol
Later we will look and we are so uneven our bathroom door doesn’t want to close. Hahah
You want to get a level that is going to save you from yourself so you know when you’re level for real.
Just set this bad boy down and you’ll be able to see where you’re leveling is lacking.
Leveling & Stabilizing Your RV
Now you know how to stabilize your tow camper on an uneven RV site. Even if you’re in a campsite with rough terrain or if you’re boondocking, you can make sure that you’re level and stable every single time.
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