How to Level a Mobile Home


Learning to level your own mobile home will save you time and money. Leveling should be a routine part of your mobile home maintenance. Set aside a full day to perform the procedure so you don't feel rushed during the process.

Things You'll Need

  • Level
  • Work gloves
  • Wood shims
  • Scrap lumber
  • Flashlight
  • Check the level of your mobile home before you begin. Use a highly accurate level and make note of high and low spots.

  • Loosen all of the tie-down straps so you have room to add or remove shims and adjust floor jacks.

  • Start in the center of your mobile home and achieve a level balance by adjusting the jack, or using shims to raise or lower the mobile home until it's level.

  • Work from the center to one end of the mobile home, lowering or raising the jacks or adding shims or cement cinder blocks to achieve a level surface. Stop frequently to check and recheck, as leveling one area often throws another area out of level.

  • Return to the center of the mobile home and work out in the other direction. Follow the same procedure, adding or removing shims or adjusting the floor jacks.

  • Return to the center and recheck the level of the entire mobile home, room by room. Make any necessary adjustments until the entire structure is level.

  • Secure the tie-down straps once you determine the entire mobile home is level.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure the jacks and cinder blocks that hold your mobile home are seated on a sturdy surface, like a concrete pad or a wooden base, rather than resting on the ground.

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