Bubble level with slider? Where can I find one?

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dfar

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I had, at one time, a bubble level similar to the Hopkins bubble level that had a slider on the level that I could set when my 5th wheel RV was still attached to the truck. The slider would be positioned at the location of the bubble. Once I unhooked the truck, I would level the 5th wheel and ,of course, the bubble would move.
Before I was ready to hitch the truck to the RV, I would first raise or lower the 5th wheel so that the bubble would match the location of the slider.
This made it easier to know what the exact height of the king pin needed to be to attach to the 5th wheel.
I cannot find that type of bubble level.
Does anyone know where I can buy one?
Thanks
Dfar 
 
 

Rene T

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I din't know they even existed. I made my own and mounted it on the side of the pin box. I used a level similar to this one.
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-DESIGNER-COLLECTION-STICK-ON-LEVEL-2-carded-p/14-1797.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxZiNvMfV4AIVwqSaCh0BWwjWEAQYBSABEgLbx_D_BwE&gdffi=d722fab84a06472899ce2a16e4d2ed3f&gdfms=A778727D1A4E4DE3B77FD2B4A06A7936

I just cut it down so that it was a rectangle as close as possible to the bubble. Then I epoxied it to a piece of aluminum flat bar which was 3/4" longer then the level. I then drilled a 1/4" hole through the end of the flat bar. I then drilled a 1/4" hole through the side of the pin box. I installed a bolt with the head inside of the pin box along with a regular nut. Then I installed the flat bar on the 1/4" bolt and using a 1/4'" wing nut used it to tighten the aluminum flat bar with the bubble level. Just loosen the wing nut when you want to make a adjustment.
 

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I had one of those on the last 2 trailers...but damned if i can find the right google foo to find it again.......

-Kyle
 

FunSteak

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Have you considered a LevelMate Pro? 

https://logicbluetech.com/

We have one, and it's my absolute favorite accessory.  Makes leveling a snap, and has saved me LOTS of messing around over trying to do it the old fashioned way.  In trailer mode, there is a function to recall hitch height, exactly as you are trying to do.  It transmits to the app in real time, too, so you can see how level you are as you get into position.  This alone is worth the price of admission, IMO.

$139 on Amazon.  Certainly more than a simple bubble level, but SO much more effective.

https://www.amazon.com/LevelMatePRO-Bluetooth%C2%AE-Vehicle-Leveling-System/dp/B01FGGSWPW
 

dfar

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  I know some RV supply place still has some of the slider bubby levels that I am looking for but to find them will be difficult. It is amazing that I good product is not around anymore.
I don't want to fabricate anything on the RV even though it would work. The higher price items would also work but to pricey.
Joezeppy has the best solution for what I want. ----
  https://www.etrailer.com/Tools/Hopkins/HM05515.html  .
If I cannot find anything Ill probably look at the etrailer.com item.
Thanks
Dfar
 

Rene T

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Joezeppy said:
I always commit the hitching height to memory...and then forget it about a hour later! I just found this - looks like a neat product: https://www.etrailer.com/Tools/Hopkins/HM05515.html


You turn the dial to level when unhitching so then you just bring it back to level when hitching back up.


FYI, I Googled "RV level with memory" and seemed to get good results.
For a fifth wheel, you could mount it right on the side of the pin box.

That's cool. Much easier than trying to make one like I did.
 

Hanr3

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Joezeppy said:
I always commit the hitching height to memory...and then forget it about a hour later! I just found this - looks like a neat product: https://www.etrailer.com/Tools/Hopkins/HM05515.html


You turn the dial to level when unhitching so then you just bring it back to level when hitching back up.


FYI, I Googled "RV level with memory" and seemed to get good results.

I like that too. Simple and inexpensive.
 

Bjwinspect

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There are several free level apps for phone or iPad.  I use one that has a surface bubble level.  Just lay my phone on the floor
 

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Bjwinspect said:
There are several free level apps for phone or iPad.  I use one that has a surface bubble level.  Just lay my phone on the floor

Correct but the OP was looking for a level which could be used to put the trailer back to the original height when it was disconnected from the truck so it would be just a matter of backing into the hitch.
 
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