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Old 08-22-2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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Bubble level

thinking of adding a bubble level to my E21 visible from my truck mirror.

My E21 has the front window with the lid, so I'm thinking I can drill the lid and bolt this level to it using fender washers...



are there better levels for this application, and any reason not to bolt it to my lid, assuming I get it level first
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:12 PM   #2
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While a visible level would probably be more accurate, I've found that it doesn't take much practice before you can get it level looking at the belly band in the mirror. I can live with one hop out and check the Escape supplied level on the back of the trailer...
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:15 PM   #3
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While a visible level would probably be more accurate, I've found that it doesn't take much practice before you can get it level looking at the belly band in the mirror. I can live with one hop out and check the Escape supplied level on the back of the trailer...
not so easy if my truck is also on a slope
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:51 PM   #4
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Drilling into the front window lid? I like it--may do that.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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look at the level mate pro. I use it and am very happy. easy to use and no bubble levels
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:59 PM   #6
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How about using VHB tape to avoid drilling.

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Old 08-22-2019, 07:05 PM   #7
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look at the level mate pro. I use it and am very happy. easy to use and no bubble levels
this one uses a ball bearing rather than a bubble. and its over $100 cheaper. and no batteries

I tried using RV Level Remote, which uses two android devices, one in the trailer, and the other in the cab, and talks wirelessly, but my truck is so long, and so much steel, that the signal was sketchy.
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How about using VHB tape to avoid drilling.
on this particular unit there's not much surface area on the back, just the metal tabs on each side.
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Before drilling holes, I'd probably try command hooks to see if I like it and if it works as expected. Take it down obviously during travel.
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John, you may be able to drill one small hole for each side in the metal frame around the window cover. That would give you a more secure mounting.
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