LevelMatePRO High Tech RV Leveling Aid Review

When I got an email from a company called Command Electronics asking for a product review of their LevelMatePRO wireless vehicle leveling system I was intrigued. It looked to be a very slick and quick solution for RV leveling.

The hardware installation seemed to be dead simple and the software comes in the form of an app downloaded to your smartphone or tablet device. Pretty cool!

Note: I received a free promotional sample of this product to be used in the review.

Installing the LevelMatePRO Hardware

The LevelMatePRO – Bluetooth® Vehicle Leveling System installation has two parts to it. One is hardware and one is software. Inside the packaging, you’ll find an owner’s manual with detailed installation and software setup notes, a small plastic box containing the leveling circuitry, mounting screws, and a watch style battery.
LevelMatePro Package

The box opens by removing 4 small Philips headed screws. Inside you’ll find a battery holder for a standard CR2032 coin cell battery. Expected battery life is up to 2 years. The box can be mounted on any vertical surface in the RV and has a transmission range of approximately 50 feet.

LevelMatePro inside look

Since I want to use it in my tow vehicle I decided to install mine in the fifth wheels front bedroom for best signal strength to the truck’s cab. Using the supplied screws I mounted the box to an inside wall that I knew didn’t have any plumbing or electrical wires running behind it.

Mounted LevelMatePro box

Installing and Using the LevelMatePRO Software

The software comes in the form of an app that and lives on your Android or IOS smartphone or tablet and uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly communicate with the leveling hardware box mounted inside the RV. Installation is as easy as any other app simply locate the free LevelMatePRO app on iTunes or the Google Play store.

Setting up the software is super simple as well. First, enter in the orientation of the LevelMatePRO box as it is mounted in the RV. Mine is mounted facing the front so I chose that option. Then make sure your RV is perfectly level using your old method of leveling. I usually go by how the doors swing in the RV and a bubble level inside the fridge to find the best level point.

LevelMatePro app screens

Next, pick inches or centimeters for a unit of measurement. After that, I needed to make two measurements outside the fifth wheel and enter the values into the app. The width of my trailer side to side and the distance from the center of the rear wheel to the landing jacks. After figures are saved into the app it can then display how far off level the RV is when pulling into a campsite.

If your RV is a trailer like ours the LevelMatePro can also be used to remember your hitching/unhitching height making it easy to return to the perfect height each time.

LevelMatePro App on IOS

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LevelMatePRO’s Features

Uses Bluetooth®LE

Bluetooth®LE doesn’t require pairing like traditional Bluetooth®. Bluetooth®LE also allows for the connection of multiple devices to your phone or tablet simultaneously. So a user won’t have to disconnect from their in-vehicle hands-free system or any other Bluetooth® device to connect to the LevelMatePRO.

Temperature Compensated Accuracy

Quote from Command Electronics:

Accelerometers are used in all digital level products for measurement of angles and even an expensive chip is affected by temperature. In addition, accelerometers vary from chip to chip and board to board due to the soldering process used in board manufacturing. Our product has an onboard digital temperature sensor that we use to correct the accelerometer data and the resulting angle and height calculations that are displayed to the user. Each unit is taken through a range of temperatures to build an individual temperature correct table for the unit. This is the only way possible to yield 0.1 degree accuracy that other systems claim to achieve. Digital levels and even cell phones will measure angles differently from level to level and phone to phone because they are not individually corrected at the time of manufacture. Without temperature correction, the absolute best result that can be achieved is 0.3-0.4 degrees. To give you some idea of what this means in actual use for an RV, on the side-to-side leveling 0.4 degrees is .67″ in height which is a noticeable amount when using the RV. In contrast, 0.1 degrees of error on the side-to-side leveling would be only .17″ in height and wouldn’t be noticeable or affect the performance of the RV systems.

Made in the USA

The unit is 100 percent made in the United States, even the circuit boards.

Useful Even in Low Light

Since it utilizes the smartphone or tablet for display purposes it makes leveling in low light or at night much easier.

LevelMatePRO Install and Review Video

Conclusion – Ray’s Thoughts on the LevelMatePRO

I found a few minor glitches in the software such as misaligned text on my Android tablet and on the Apple iTouch it took a little while to report the right battery life, but I’m sure that can be corrected with an app update.

Overall I give the LevelMatePRO a Love Your RV! thumbs up. It’s a very simple to install and use wireless RV leveling aid and would be extremely handy to have especially for new RVers.

For veteran RVers like me who have leveled a trailer hundreds of times, I’d be skeptical whether it’s worth the $139.99, except for one killer feature. Being wireless it can be used while in the truck cab and it updates the level of the trailer in real time. It will be awesome for boondocking or finding the optimum setup location in an uneven campsite or parking lot.
Boondocking at Anza-Borrego photo
Many times I’ll stop in a potential location thinking its level only to get out and find we are actually way off. It’s amazing how the land can look really flat but isn’t. The LevelMatePro will save me time allowing me to easily locate the levelest piece of ground to camp on.

I could also see it being used with those crescent shaped ramps like for instance the Anderson Camper Leveler for quick side to side leveling right from the driver’s seat.

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*Update*

Since my initial review, the LevelMatePRO app has been updated with extra screens to aid with motorhome leveling. The device will tell motorhome users how many inches each tire needs to be off the ground to level the rig. Know how many leveling blocks are required on the first try.

There was no extra charge to add this new feature. I simply clicked update on the smartphone app. Cool!

LevelMatePRO motorhome level screens

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  • Judy Maurer

    I was wondering if you know if this device can be used in Australia eg. the driver’s side be changed to the right??? Or if there is a similar product on the market for right hand driving? Thanks.

    • I don’t see why not. I used it for my fifth wheel trailer.

  • Scott Nations

    How would you compare this device to the Revoleveler which you reviewed previously?

    • I think they do a similar function but this one is definitely easier to setup and use. Also, they can easily update the app with new features.
      It’s amazing how fast the technology is evolving.

  • Mark Chandler

    This looks wonderful and should allow cutting time and guesswork out of the process. Do you have any experience with temp extremes that this maintains accuracy? Your article captures the temp compensation but not the usable temp range. At what temp does its accuracy possibly go out of spec?

    • Hey Mark, I contacted Chuck at Command Electronics here is his reply.

      “We subject each unit to extreme temperatures to achieve accuracy. We take each unit through temps from 0 degrees C (32 degrees F) to 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) so we are confident that the product is accurate in this range. However, although we have not tested the units outside of this range, our engineer has told me that the correction is fairly linear and that accuracy should extend above and below this range. It is on our list to do this testing, but we felt that for most folks above or below that range might be the time to avoid camping!”

      • Mark Chandler

        Thank you tons, Ray. That does help. I am going to live in the RV year round and cut the cord on tethered existence. When it gets cold I can drive south, but I want to do some snow camping in the winter…. Hence the question. My operational range will be exterior -10 F to +110 F. I doubt that I will get caught in colder or hotter climes. There is no data on the type of sensor used but I presume they are solid state and hence should be ok in that range even with a slight degradation in accuracy at the extremes. I think folks like me are one of the faster growing segment of RV’ers so they might want to push the envelope of their testing to address the emerging need. Boon Dock Baby! PS: Your Blog and videos rock.

        • Awesome! I’m sure the company appreciates the feedback. Cheers.