Andersen Leveling System Review: Best RV Levelers of 2022

Did you ever leave your home without your phone, and you feel a little lost without it throughout the day? Well, I think that is exactly how I would feel if I went camping without my Andersen Camper Levelers. The Andersen Camper Leveling System is one of my “must-have” gear picks for RV travelers. Why do I love them so much? Well, they just work well and are a huge time saver.

I typically set up my RV at the campsite by myself. However, leveling the RV was always a task that I loathed. Using leveling blocks, I could never get the RV level, and it simply took a long time for mediocre results. One of the challenges with leveling blocks is that they adjust in set increments of the thickness of the blocks. The benefit of the Andersen Levelers is that you can make limitless adjustments up to its maximum range.

What is the Andersen Leveling System?

The Andersen Leveling System is a ridiculously simple leveling system that utilizes a curves leveler that you drive/backup on to raise your RV tire. It’s almost like having a personal ramp to increase your height. The system comes with two levelers and two-wheel chocks, which work together to raise and secure your tires.

Unlike leveling blocks, the Andersen Levelers will allow you to raise the RV to any height you need, up to the maximum height of the system. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the levelers are sufficient at providing enough height.

How does the Andersen Leveling System work?

Below are some simple steps to use the Andersen Leveling System.

Step 1: Inspect the campsite

Once you get to your site, as you would with any leveling system, get out of the tow vehicle and look at the site. You’ll want to figure out how far back you need to be to make all of your connections. Next, look at the site and find the levelest area for your tires. Don’t worry so much about the front to back level. Focus more on the side to side level.

Next, back up your RV to the area you just identified, stopping about a foot short of where you want to be. Then, you’ll be backing up a little further onto the Andersen Levels to get to your final position.

Step 2: Place the Andersen Levelers

To use the Andersen Leveling System, you simply place the two levelers behind (or in front of) the tires of the side of the RV that you want to raise. Once set, you simply back up (or pull forward if installed in front) slowly. The tires will roll along the leveler’s smooth, curved base as you do this. As you move across the levelers, your RV will start to rise. The thicker the section of the leveler you’re on, the more rise you’ll get out of it. If you go too far and it’s too high, simply reverse your direction and inch back down. Once you get to the desired height, you simply put your tow vehicle in park, check your level, and install the wheel chocks.

Step 3: Install Wheel Chocks

To install the included wheel chock, you slide each one underneath the thin side of the leveler. This step will create a boat-shaped cradle for the tire to rest on. I like the push it in tightly to create a solid base for the tire. Once it’s secured, install your other (non-Anderson) wheel chocks (as you usually would) on the opposite side of the RV. That’s all there is to it.

I also like to use this time to install the X-Chocks between the tires. This accessory is a separate product that helps to limit the trailer’s bounciness. Check them out here.

Construction of the Andersen Levelers

Andersen makes the levelers from a very hard type of plastic. If I had to compare it to something, I would say it has a similar feel to the plastic used in park benches or picnic tables. They’re hard as a rock and appear to be bomb-proof. I expect them to outlive my camper. They’re also made in the USA, which is a plus.

Combined with the LevelMate Pro

Some things in life seem to go together, like bacon and eggs or peanut butter and jelly. In the camping industry, two of these are the Andersen Levelers and the LevelMate Pro. The LevelMatePRO+ leveling system serves two primary purposes when setting up your campsite. First, it allows you to find the most level parking position for your RV as you back/pull into your site. Next, after locating it, you can fine-tune your level by raising the RV to the exact height. When used with the Andersen Levelers, you can quickly and easily level your RV by yourself, if a few minutes or less.

Limitations of the Andersen Levelers

If there is one downside to the Andersen Leveling System, it’s the limit on the maximum height that it can raise the RV. The levelers can raise the RV from .5 inches up to 4 inches. However, I rarely run into a situation where this isn’t enough for me. At most sites, if you do a little “looking around,” you can usually find a reasonably level spot to start with, and the 4” will be enough. Since owning them, there were only a handful of times when they didn’t provide the necessary lift, and it was only by an inch or two.

I’ve also run into a few people who said that the space between the two wheels wasn’t wide enough. I believe this is a rare exception, but Andersen does address this and provides instructions for curring the levelers shorter to fit this situation.

Cost of the Andersen Levelers

The Andersen Leveling System is more expensive than leveling blocks, but in my opinion, a better investment. A two kit system, which you’ll need for one camper, is about $100. Of course, you can also splurge and get an upgraded kit with a carrying bag and jack blocks/pads. I haven’t used any of these other products because my wooden blocks work fine. However, if you purchase leveling blocks, you will likely need a couple of bundles and spend $50-$80 on them. For a little more money, you’ll get a far superior product.

Conclusion

I honestly have only positive things to say about the Anderson Leveling System. They work well and are easy to use for one person. I highly recommend pairing them with my favorite camper set-up tool, the LevelMate Pro.

4 thoughts on “Andersen Leveling System Review: Best RV Levelers of 2022”

  1. I bought leveling blocks for my husband but they were actually for me so I didn’t have to keep stacking the other leveling blocks! They are EXTREMELY easy to use and we had no problem with them flying in the grass when reversing. They are very sturdy and a great product in every way. We have a 35ft trailer with slides and they hold the weight with no problem.

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