RV Leveling Is Simple with LevelMatePro

This photo shows the levelmate pro app on a phone screen with RV in review mirror
Pull into a campsite and LevelMatePro allows you to see exactly how far off level you are before you even get out of the dirver's seat.
Photos by Bob Dawson

The LevelMatePro Bluetooth unit and mobile app make quick work of finding the best spot to set up camp

The LevelMatePro, pictured ready for install, includes a battery, a three-axis digital accelerometer that does the calculations and a Bluetooth transmitter that sends the data.
The LevelMatePro unit contains a battery, a three-axis digital accelerometer that does the calculations and a Bluetooth transmitter that sends the data.

RVers, for the most part, like to keep things simple. When a product comes along that streamlines a tedious task and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, we take notice.

Such is the case with the LevelMatePro Wireless Vehicle Leveling System. After a super-simple install, followed by a free app download and a few calibration steps, the LevelMatePro eliminates the need to duck into and out of the trailer several times to check the bubble level and make adjustments after pulling onto a new campsite.

Possibly the best feature, the LevelMatePro displays, in inches or centimeters, exactly how far off level the trailer is, so you can determine if and how many leveling blocks or ramps will be needed, or if the onboard leveling jacks (if so equipped) will extend far enough to reach the proper attitude. If you’re new at trailering and the whole leveling process is not yet an easy second-nature job, and you don’t have automatic leveling, then this technology will be a game-changer for you.

Mounting the Levelmate Pro is easy with just a screwdriver and two screws.
Mounting the unit requires just two screws. It’s best to position it on an interior wall toward the front of the RV, according to the instructions. The unit should be close enough to the cab of the tow vehicle so it can pair with the app when used by the driver or passenger. Per the instructions, the unit does not need to be mounted in a perfectly level position. Eyeballing it will be sufficient, and the system will compensate during calibration.

Once the unit is mounted on a wall inside the RV and the app is loaded on a smartphone or tablet, there’s a calibration process that starts with leveling the trailer the traditional way — with a bubble level. The user’s manual walks you through several setup screens where you indicate to the software how the unit is installed and provide information about your rig, such as length and width. This process is fairly intuitive, but be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

After calibrating, the LevelMatePro stores this position in its memory and provides information to match it each time you pull onto a campsite. A little real-world testing revealed this to be true. We pulled our travel trailer to several sites with varying degrees of side-to-side and front-to-back pitch and found in every case that the LevelMatePro gave us the info we needed to hit level first time, every time.

LevelMatePro info graphic that shows a cost of only $139For More Information
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Available at Camping World, the LevelMatePro is a jump in technology that will make setting up your RV simpler and getting to the enjoyment of camping a lot quicker.

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Headshot of Trailer Life Production Director Bob Dawson.Trailer Life Production Director Bob Dawson is a second-generation RVer as well as a fitness, photography, video, tech and outdoor enthusiast. Bob was a photojournalist in a previous life, and his photos and articles have appeared in Trailer Life publications for more than 20 years. You can see some of his video work on our TrailerLifeDIYTV YouTube Channel.


2 COMMENTS

  1. The LevelMatePro Bluetooth seems like a great idea. I’ve looked a several of these devices but have been reluctant to purchase one. My trailer is a JayFlight SLX with rear living. This means no windows in the front of the trailer. Being an electrical engineer, I have concerns that the solid metal between the sending unit and my cell phone will block the signal. Bluetooth devices come in three types. Type 1 will go 333 feet, Type 2 will go 33 feet, and Type 3 is less than 33 feet under ideal conditions. If the LevelMate does not have a Type 3 Bluetooth, I doubt it will work from the cab of my truck even if I hold the phone out the window, and that is not an idea situation when trying to steer the trailer into position. Can you tell me what type of Bluetooth transmitter the unit has, or have you any experience with the unit under the conditions I have described?

  2. Hi, Dave,

    I’ve had the LevelMate installed for a few months now, and have used it a number of times. We have a Starcraft TravelStar. It’s a hybrid with a solid wall/bed in the front. Per instructions noted in the article, I have the LevelMate mounted in a cabinet toward the front of the trailer and have had no problems connecting to the app from anywhere around the outside of the trailer or even from inside the cab of our truck. To be fair, my trailer walls are fiberglass, so not sure if that’s a critical factor in your case.

    And while I’m revisiting, one thing I was a little concerned about but didn’t have time to fully test before press time was battery life, but I can report now I’ve been very pleasantly surprised. The battery I started with is still installed and showing a full charge in the app. I’ve even inadvertently left the sending unit turned on a couple times with no apparent adverse effect on battery life.

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