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Old 08-15-2013, 01:01 PM   #11
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I only have two bags but I need three. Its not that we got to sites that are not made for trailers. The problem I have is the wife (who guides me in) looks at every possilbe issue (trees, mud puddles, rocks near the steps, facing the sun, view, fire, how our TT will look from sitting at the fire) except where the pad is level! Took us a half an hour to park on a pull through just so we could face the perfect direction. Have to admit though it is nice once we land. She does do a good job.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #12
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Leveling is a task with my PUP due to its ground clearance. I first look at what I need to do to level side to side and use 2X6X 4ílong P/T boards. Tip I disco my wire hookup from the TV so the breaks will not engage when backing on to my need blocks. Once I have this I chalk the wheels and unhook from the TV. Once TV is out of the way using the front jack to level front to back and put out my homemade space saver stabilizer platforms (picture) and screw stabilizes down just snug. DONE and itís set up time. I do make the slide outside about 1 inch higher as I find my door works without a hitch like this. Another tip I put a heavy coatof paint mixed with play sand on my blocks to help them stick together to help when backing on them.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #13
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Sorry the picture of my blocks
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:37 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the quick replies! I ran out and got some of these Camco RV Leveling Blocks : Cabela's, just not orange.

Will get some 2x6 or 8s tonight and cut the angle on them. I don't have the trailer here, it's in storage, but surely 4' would be long enough right?
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #15
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Oh 4' should be
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #16
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We have 2 - 2x8s, 2 stacks of 10" long 2x10s (each stack is about 6 pieces screwed together), 1 - 6x6x12 and a few smaller pieces. All the wood is pressure treated. We also have 1 bag of Lynx levelers (legos) with caps.

The 1st 2x8 is cut so that its long enough to sit both wheels on plus chocks on the outside, and the 2nd 2x8 is cut about 1' longer to act as a ramp in case we need to use both. I didn't cut them on a 45 degree angle but I like that idea. I don't use dowels since its never been a problem for me stacked 2 high, but if I had to go 3 boards high that would be a great idea.

The 2x10 stacks are used under the stabilizers on sites where there is a steeper slope (front to back) so the stabilizers don't have to be cranked as far down. I built the stacks for the slope in my driveway so I just put them in the back of the truck when camping.

The Lynx levelers, 6x6 and smaller pieces are usually used for the stabilizers and the tongue jack.

We've had some sites this year, generally in Provincial Parks, were I wished I had more of the 2x10x10s so I'll be be making some up soon. They're a lot cheaper than the plastic legos but they do take up more space.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #17
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What's wrong with these? And a foot long 2X12?

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #18
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Good purchase. I use the lynx blocks but still car a few boards just because you never know, and my dad always did
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #19
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If you have torsion axles I would not do this, but on mine if I need more than the 1.5 inches from a 2x, I have 5' long 2x6 and some various 2x4 4x4 4x6 and make a ramp a couple inches higher than you think you will need then back the camper slowly up the ramp till level. Put out my chocks unhook then level front to back. I wont go any more slope than the 4x6 on the 6" high side which gives me about 7" of height. Any more than that and I am not really prepared. Usually a 4x4 is more than enough, and I put some blocks in the middle of the ramp too.
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Lynx levelers (or similar) are the way to go. We have 3 sets and an extra smaller serif the yellow ones for our tongue jack. They store easily, they're light and they dry easily when it rains. Wood gets wet and messy. I wouldn't want to put those soggy and dirty things in my storage.compartments or my truck.
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