Keeping your RV level when you park for the night is very important, not just for comfort, but also for your RV to function properly. While there are several commercial solutions, including expensive hydraulic systems, making your own RV leveling ramps is a snap.
Things You'll Need:
- A shop knife
One 3/4-inch barn stall mat
A ruler or tape measure
A corner square
4 inch nails
A can of bright colored spray paint
- A shop knife
- A hacksaw
- One 3/4-inch barn stall mat
- A ruler or tape measure
- Marking chalk
- A corner square
- 4 inch nails
- A hammer
- A can of bright colored spray paint
Purchase a barn stall mat, available at any large farm supply or feed store.
Saw your barn mat into six-inch strips, long ways. This will leave you with 12 six-inch by six-foot strips of rubber.
Take each strip of rubber and mark it into foot-long sections. Cut these using the shop knife. It is easier to do this if you cut with a section hanging off the edge of a surface, so gravity is working in your favor.
Assemble your strips into nine stacks of four foot-long strips. These will be your basic block parts.
Nail each of the block together in each of the four corners and in the center. Now, flip the mat over and make sure to hammer down any nail points that have come through.
Mark the sides of the blocks with paint, that have the nail heads in them to indicate which side should face up. Since you flattened the nail points, you should be fine, but better to be safe than have a flat tire.
Use your blocks in singles or in pairs to form leveling ramps for your RV. For a tall ramp, use two blocks as a base and place another block on top of them. The RV tires will "bite" into the rubber, so you don't have to make the edges of the blocks slope for ease of use.
Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.