Originally Posted by LTRVing
We have a 3170DS, and have taken it out once, camping at a level drive through site. We didn't even use the rear jacks. Upcoming we will be at a number of parks, and are wondering about leveling the coach. We only have rear jacks, the salesman said we probably wouldn't even use them??? Certainly we will, but are leveling blocks something we need for the front wheels. Should we also chock the front wheels too? Thanks for the insight.
You may also need blocks for the rear wheels. It's not uncommon to back into a space where the rear is too low. The rear stabilizer jacks are, as a prior commenter stated, only for stabilizing. They are not for leveling. Also they will not help you in side to side leveling, where you may need to block one side's wheel. Once you have done this in an uneven spot once or twice, you will realize how many blocks you need. For example,
If you need 4" on two tires, you will need a minimum of 8 blocks and 12 would be preferable (if using 2x6" size). They will be set 1-2-2-1 (2"-4"-4"-2") so you have a ramp up, a reasonable platform to hit and park on, and also a safety ramp down the back side in case you overrun the platform as can easily happen despite best efforts, and you do NOT want to drive an RV off a 4" cliff!
Check this out, which I had to do on one hard spot once - and the "ramp" blocks had been removed once set up when this photo was taken. Count the blocks for one wheel. The front right also had to be blocked but not as much. Total used probably 15 or so.
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