When we first built our campervan, we made the mistake of going away without any campervan levelling ramps – big mistake! We’d figured that we’d just find a nice flat pitch and that would be it. Nope, it didn’t work out that way! And after half an hour of inching forward, then backwards, then turning left a bit, right a bit – we gave in.
The bubble in the spirit level stubbornly refused to stay in the middle, and things were still rolling off the surfaces. After a strange night’s sleep, feeling we were about to slide out of bed at any minute, we knew we couldn’t carry on like that.
Needless to say, we corrected our rookie mistake, and got ourselves a pair of caravan levelling ramps pretty sharpish. They are a vital bit of campervan equipment, and I tell you something, we wouldn’t be without them. They are worth their weight in gold.
So that you don’t have to suffer what we went through, and to make choosing the right ramps easier, we’ve done the legwork for you. We’ve tracked down these very popular Fiamma campervan levelling ramps, which are available on Amazon.
These levelling ramps from Fiamma will help keep your campervan perfectly level, which is vital for appliances like your fridge to work correctly, as well as to stop you feeling like you’re on board a ship! The Fiamma ramps are strong and lightweight and won’t corrode as they are made of UV-resistant polyethylene. These Fiamma campervan levelling ramps have ridged surfaces to grip the vehicle’s tyres and are easy to clean. Best of all the Fiamma ramps come with a storage bag, so you don’t need to worry about getting mud in your campervan when storing the ramps inside.
Fiamma is a well-known manufacturer of campervan accessories. They are known for their quality and good value for money products. The Fiamma Level Up Kit can be paired with the Fiamma level chocks which lock into the ramps to stop your campervan from rolling backwards. Anti-slip plates are also a recommended add-on to the Level Up Kit. These help to stop the wheels from spinning in wet conditions when driving onto the ramps. Both items come in matching grey.
See the video below, to see the levelling ramps in use.
Why you need Campervan Levelling Ramps
- They’ll give you peace of mind. When arriving at your campsite for the night, you won’t have to obsess over how flat your pitch is. If you have your ramps stored away in their bag, then you are always prepared! Believe me, not many places are perfectly level. Having levelling ramps means you can pick a pitch with a bit of a slope and not have to worry.
- It is just a lot more comfortable actually being level! No more funny walks as you head to put the kettle on. Things won’t keep rolling to one side or the other – including you. It is quite disconcerting to get into bed and find that you are sloping. Having your feet higher than your head doesn’t exactly make for the most restful night’s sleep.
- It is also pretty vital for your appliances to be level in order to work correctly. Fridges in particular – in fact, some fridges will actually stop working if they are not level! It is also easier to cook when you’re on a flat plane, especially when using oil or hot water. And, if you’re not level, then water won’t be able to drain properly and you’ll be left with a puddle in your sink!
How to use Campervan Levelling Ramps
So, how do you use campervan levelling ramps? Well, I was just about to launch into a long-winded explanation, when I came across this video which actually shows the Fiamma level up kit in use.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
The stepped increments make it easy and gentle to mount the levelling ramps. The top ‘stop’ is another great feature as it will prevent you from driving off the end of the ramps – a big fear of mine! One more nice touch is that the storage bag for the ramps is also big enough for the chocks and anti-slip plates if you decide to buy them. I’d personally consider buying them both for what they cost, especially the chocks – as once you’ve clicked them in place, there’ll be no chance of the campervan rolling backwards!