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Level Phoenix Cruiser
« on: June 27, 2016, 09:47:04 pm »
I took this picture in Camp Richardson at Lake Tahoe.

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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 12:40:20 am »
Our PC is level at the moment too.   :)
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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 07:04:03 am »
Ron, your baby is always level and warm.  We should all spoil our PC's like you can.
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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 07:06:55 am »
Apology in advance for a slight hijack of the thread but, speaking of leveling, I learned a neat i-phone trick recently.  Probably works on other smart phones, too.  Mine came with a compass app already on it.  When I open that up, then slide the screen left, my phone is turned into a level!

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TomHanlon

Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 10:41:14 am »
Thanks Carol that will be handy.
 2o2  2o2

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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 10:53:34 am »
Just be sure your phone lies flat on the PC floor when using it as a level, for the PC floor is the proper reference point.

Some phone cases don't allow the phone to lie flat.  Something to consider for people like me.
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Gail Staton

Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 06:17:53 pm »
Eight years ago Lake Tahoe was one of the stops on one of our many trips.  Thanks for bringing back memories of our stay there.

Hal has installed  levels on the dash and at the refrigerator.  We can check front to back and side to side.  This system has worked for us for 16 years and about 125,000 miles.

Thanks for the info Carol and Ron.   Never know when we might need a level for other purposes and our phones do lay flat.

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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 06:30:11 pm »
You know, I have just never obsessed about being absolutely, perfectly level.  Yes, I have levels stuck on the outside for both directions and, yes, I level until comfortable and within a degree or two.  I also carry a little 12" carpenter's level. I prefer to be off a little, leaning side to side at a slight angle to assure the shower draining properly.  Now, I don't mean four or five degrees, but I have never found harm in a degree or two.  I have witnessed folks working for an hour to get a rig level. 

Twenty years ago the refrigs were much more sensitive to leveling than they are now.  In fact, it was common thirty years ago or so that if a fridge had operated much off plumb it could cause the gas to bubble up and not operate much at all.  Same thing back then if the refrig was not operated for long periods of time.  The solution was "burping" the refrigerator.  Take it out, turn it upside down and shake it a bit.  Leave it inverted over night and reinstall.  Those, my friends, were the "good ole days".  Like nylon tires and butterfly valves in the carbs, I think I will take "modern" most of the time.  By the way, refrigs were much simpler back then and smaller, too.  Still, burping was a bear.

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TomHanlon

Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 06:26:17 am »
I remember as far back as having an ice box in my pickup camper. You just put a block of ice that you got at the gas station into the box on the top self. in two days you replaced it.  :lol

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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2016, 07:41:51 am »
Someone once posted here that they used the cabinet doors as indicators. If the doors stayed open when opened, and stayed closed when shut without latching, level enough had been achieved. We've used that method as well as setting a water bottle on the kitchen counter. We have a little level somewhere but keep losing it. We don't want to stick one on up permanently. Don't know why, just don't. When our cat was on board, we knew we needed to level better if her water bowl overflowed on one side or her play ball rolled past us on it's own. I don't like sleeping with head below my feet so we try to level enough to avoid that. I also like the cook top to be mostly level so food doesn't slop out of the pans. Other than that, not too picky. We were crooked enough side to side once that I kept pitching out of bed so it's good to avoid that if possible. It's difficult to sleep and hold the edge of the mattress at the same time (we couldn't use jacks there).

All that said, my impression of the original post was the owner being pleased with their jacks and how easy it is level with them on a crooked site, not necessarily a comment on leveling perfection.
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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2016, 12:25:45 pm »
All that said, my impression of the original post was the owner being pleased with their jacks and how easy it is level with them on a crooked site, not necessarily a comment on leveling perfection.
Exactly.
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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2016, 12:51:21 pm »
All that said, my impression of the original post was the owner being pleased with their jacks and how easy it is level with them on a crooked site, not necessarily a comment on leveling perfection.
Exactly.
I did wonder what your point was.  I can be a little slow at times.  Sorry about that.
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Re: Level Phoenix Cruiser
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2016, 02:15:40 pm »
Yes, my comments can be a little murky at times. :-D
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