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Post by IanH Tue 1 Jun 2021 - 17:15

I was tongue in cheek re you parked next! Look at him closely, he has levelling ramps to make his level, therefore its a sloping pitch, ours was dead level. 
Most pitches are slightly sloping for drainage so those with nose low vans, (most of the Seval PCV's as far as I can see) can take advantage of that for free levelling.
BTW do you have the "Camper Leveller" App in your phone, it's really good. up! up!
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Post by Dbvwt Tue 1 Jun 2021 - 17:23

I know you meant it tongue in cheek smile!
App downloaded thanks, will try it out at the weekend up!
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Post by IanH Tue 1 Jun 2021 - 17:35

Great. You need to calibrate it on a level surface first, the app tells you how
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Post by Dbvwt Tue 1 Jun 2021 - 17:40

For a change I’m at a family bash and actually on a flat pitch at Weston Super Mare rugby club so the perfect opportunity to try it.
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Post by IanH Tue 1 Jun 2021 - 19:22

I think by "level" I meant a kitchen worktop!!!!
Doesn't matter it can be reclaibrated anytime
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Post by Millie The Moocher Thu 3 Jun 2021 - 17:06

Interesting debate re ramps...I have to say we use them a lot, a good 75% of the time I reckon. I think a lot of it depends on your tolerance for not being pretty flat. I know I get annoyed if cupboard doors swing open/the egg slides to one side of the pan - yet others are pretty happy as long as the tea doesn’t come out of the top of the mug!

I’ve just got a set of Milenco Quattro ramps, I gave the last pair away when we got shot of the last van...should have kept them! I can recommend the Quattro ramps for anyone who likes to be level, the dealer did include some ramps with the van but frankly they are next to useless as they don’t have much lift.

Re not being flat on the drive - this is a good think IMHO as it does at least mean water will drain off the roof and not pool ....maybe less of a problem in a PVC but something to avoid in A Class...I got very wet once when reversing with the driver window open!
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Post by Tinwheeler Thu 3 Jun 2021 - 17:51

I'm not tolerant of those things either, Millie, which is why I have a good look at the ground before pitching. I find it's nearly always possible to find a flat enough bit, even with pitching to the peg rules. Milenco Stacka Levels - Page 2 1f600
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Post by Caraman Mon 7 Jun 2021 - 22:32

rogerblack wrote:Which wheels you use the ramps on will usually depend on which way the slope runs in relation to where you pitch, unless you have the option to orient the van in any way. However I have never known the need to ramp three wheels, only one or two.

As a general rule, if it's the front that needs raising, we usually drive on forwards; if the rear, then we reverse, particularly on soft grass, sand or gravel pitches. The logic for this, based on practical experience, is that you can drive off the ramps either in forward or reverse gear as appropriate and keep going without stopping until on firm ground so as to avoid getting bogged down. This obviously also requires orientation on the pitch to be able to drive off an open side.

Everyone has their own favourite type. Having tried a few different ones with varying success, we have settled on a combination of Fiamma Level Up ramps and Monster Mats

https://www.vancomfort.co.uk/monstermat.htm

If the levelling ramps are not required, we still use the mats under the front (driving) wheels to prevent sinking in, unless we are on hard-standing.  However,  if levelling is required on hard-standing we do use the mats as they grip the ramps and prevent them shooting out if you are a tad unsmooth with the accelerator.

Surely the reason for driving forward onto front ramps and reversing back onto rear ramps is so that the van is moving with the slope as it ascends the ramps.  It also means the wheels are less inclined to roll off the ramps when the hand brake is applied.  

Reverse being a lower gear helps ascend the rear ramps and when both ramps are on the same side of the van.

I've recently got the monster mats as I found the yellow Fiamma mats next to useless.  My resolution is to park the front drive wheels on them and place the front ramps on them whenever we use grass pitches. 

I have learnt it helps to use hill start assist when ascending ramps and only use the hand brake when the operation is complete.
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