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Old 07-01-2014, 12:43 PM   #121
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I trimmed one of mine yesterday with a band saw. It went better than I expected, I had to take about 3" off. Going to try them out for the first time this weekend!
I had to do the same with mine. Took off a good 3" and tried them out. Worked well on the asphalt, I'll be using them tomorrow for our maiden voyage.

Edit: I have a pair and only trimmed 1 of the levelers. Seemed to work well.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #122
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I trimmed the back edge on both so it doesn't make any difference which one goes where.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:56 PM   #123
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This sounds like a stupid question, but did you trim the fat end or the tapered end? I cut about 1 1/2" off my tapered end and it still won't go under my tire because my new tapered end is too thick. So now I'm going to have to sand it down or cut it even shorter. I even cut the 45 degree corner off the thick end as Old Coot had suggested.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #124
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This sounds like a stupid question, but did you trim the fat end or the tapered end? I cut about 1 1/2" off my tapered end and it still won't go under my tire because my new tapered end is too thick. So now I'm going to have to sand it down or cut it even shorter. I even cut the 45 degree corner off the thick end as Old Coot had suggested.
I cut the tapered end about 3". YMMV.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:22 PM   #125
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Hold them up like in the picture and then mark them with a Marks A Lot and then trim. I used the band saw first and then decided to take another 1/4" off on the table saw. I now have 1/4" of material from the 45 cut to the big round hole. Works a lot better. As I said before, I cut both.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:22 PM   #126
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Hold them up like in the picture and then mark them with a Marks A Lot and then trim. I used the band saw first and then decided to take another 1/4" off on the table saw. I now have 1/4" of material from the 45 cut to the big round hole. Works a lot better. As I said before, I cut both.
Hadn't thought much about cutting both until OldCoot stated he did both. As I thought about it if I put the modified one under the front wheel and the unmodified one under the back one I worry that the front tire/axle will raise sooner than the back creating the tires to be uneven. Since the front one is no longer the 1/2 inch rise to start with. So I think I am going to go ahead and trim my second one as well today.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:17 PM   #127
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Hadn't thought much about cutting both until OldCoot stated he did both. As I thought about it if I put the modified one under the front wheel and the unmodified one under the back one I worry that the front tire/axle will raise sooner than the back creating the tires to be uneven. Since the front one is no longer the 1/2 inch rise to start with. So I think I am going to go ahead and trim my second one as well today.
To clarify, I cut the 45 on both ramps, I did NOT cut anything off the front of either ramp, JUST the back corner of both ramps like the picture shows. I just went back and increased the 45 cuts to where there is 1/4" of material between the large hole and the 45 cut.
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Trimmed Front one

Here is our setup with one of the levelers trimmed. I haven't decided if I need/want to trim the second one. I'd rather not if it's not necessary. I have to say they are awesome though!
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Finally got around to drilling a 1/2" hole the rest of the way thru the levelers and made a rope handle for them. Should be much easier to carry.
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Finally got around to drilling a 1/2" hole the rest of the way thru the levelers and made a rope handle for them. Should be much easier to carry.

Very good idea!


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