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Old 06-24-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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So for leveling I know the main options are boards (cheap), lego blocks (35-50) and Anderson levelers (70ish). I want the Andersons although i have already spent way more than i budgeted for this year on mods and accessories. So before heading to camp today i am going to stop and grab a few 2x10s or 2x8s, old ones from old camper are too short and i meant to measure the wheels distance this morning but forgot

so quick question.... rather than trying to keep the boards long and trying to get them in the pass through what are your thoughts on cutting the boards into say 1 or 2 foot lengths then stacking them as needed like the lego blocks?

second question, i borrowed the lego blocks from family on a trip last year, didnt care for them but they worked. my only issue which goes for the boards too, putting a chock behind the wheels sitting on legos or wood didnt seem like they would stay in place. I put more attention to the wheels that were on the ground (two chocks). do you guys put a chock on the legos or boards or just the wheels on the ground?
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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I use boards the same length as my wheels + about a foot. I use X-chocks on both sides. I found the longer boards are easier for me to use. I store mine in the truck bed. My friends use smaller boards with no problems, but also use X-chocks.

If you are thinking about andersen levelers and have watched the cool video make sure you measure the distance between your wheels, they would not work with my rig and I wasted $85 because I cut them to fit. Cool idea just doesn't work with all trailers.
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i dont have x chock but i do have home made wooden ones that do the same thing. i also use the plastic wedge chocks.

Thanks for the tip on the andersens, i will check into them more when and if i buy.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:56 AM   #4
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So for leveling I know the main options are boards (cheap), lego blocks (35-50) and Anderson levelers (70ish). I want the Andersons although i have already spent way more than i budgeted for this year on mods and accessories. So before heading to camp today i am going to stop and grab a few 2x10s or 2x8s, old ones from old camper are too short and i meant to measure the wheels distance this morning but forgot

so quick question.... rather than trying to keep the boards long and trying to get them in the pass through what are your thoughts on cutting the boards into say 1 or 2 foot lengths then stacking them as needed like the lego blocks?

second question, i borrowed the lego blocks from family on a trip last year, didnt care for them but they worked. my only issue which goes for the boards too, putting a chock behind the wheels sitting on legos or wood didnt seem like they would stay in place. I put more attention to the wheels that were on the ground (two chocks). do you guys put a chock on the legos or boards or just the wheels on the ground?
We "Level and Chock" at the same time! Don't have LONG boards and Stack Legoos! Youroo!!
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i dont have x chock but i do have home made wooden ones that do the same thing. i also use the plastic wedge chocks.

Thanks for the tip on the andersens, i will check into them more when and if i buy.
I use the Lynx leveling block plus x-chocks. I had to buy 2 sets of levelers, one for each tire. I also had to buy the large x-chocks since my tires are too far apart for the standard ones.
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You are making this all too difficult. Just get the Andersen Levelers and you will never regret it. In two minutes, my wife and I are level and I never have to get out of the trunk. Then level front to back, place x chocks, extend slide and stabilizers. Why would you do anything else with back and forth stacking of blocks or boards?
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I use boards the same length as my wheels + about a foot. I use X-chocks on both sides. I found the longer boards are easier for me to use. I store mine in the truck bed. My friends use smaller boards with no problems, but also use X-chocks.
X 2 Cheap and easy way to level.
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X 2 Cheap and easy way to level.
Might be cheaper, but using the Andersons mean only one trip from the truck to put them down and one trip back to the truck to stow them when leaving. I want the easiest, less walking during setup and tear down as possible.
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Caution, A rare thing happened to me using boards. When pulling off the board, the second axel tire tipped the board up enough that it caught the stab jack and mangled it. Had I asked the DW to watch, I would not have had to spend two hours rebuilding it.

Lesson learned.
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You are making this all too difficult. Just get the Andersen Levelers and you will never regret it. In two minutes, my wife and I are level and I never have to get out of the trunk. Then level front to back, place x chocks, extend slide and stabilizers. Why would you do anything else with back and forth stacking of blocks or boards?
Andersen levelers don't fit all trailers.
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