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Old 12-09-2018, 05:59 PM   #1
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Just curious, has anybody ever tried the composite PVC board Home Depot has for leveling pads? It comes 3/4” thick 2’X4’ sheets for about $40. It would make 8 peices. I could use an easy method to connect them together. Not sure if it would be more durable then the plastic leveling pads normally sold.
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Isn't it heavier than wood? Just use dry 2x8s. I used to, but now prefer the plastic blocks that stack and lock together.
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:08 PM   #3
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Just curious, has anybody ever tried the composite PVC board Home Depot has for leveling pads? It comes 3/4” thick 2’X4’ sheets for about $40. It would make 8 peices. I could use an easy method to connect them together. Not sure if it would be more durable then the plastic leveling pads normally sold.
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I put a stall mat under my auxiliary tank and had enough left to make pads for six jacks. I use the snap together plastic pads to
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Just wait for a sale that applies to Lynx Leveling Blocks. Strong, light, easy to use and store. It was great to get rid of all the wood we used to carry.
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I've used the Lynx blocks with the caps, pieces of 2x8's, and cut pieces of horse stall mat. I like the horse stall mats the best. What ever you use, I don't recommend using the Lynx blocks under your tongue pad because they are very slippery. Learned this the hard way.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:10 PM   #7
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Stick with 2x's and paint them if your concerned about longevity.
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What ever you use, I don't recommend using the Lynx blocks under your tongue pad because they are very slippery. Learned this the hard way.
Were your tires chocked properly? I've used them under landing gear a lot and never had any slippage. But then I've never used the caps either.
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Isn't it heavier than wood? Just use dry 2x8s. I used to, but now prefer the plastic blocks that stack and lock together.
The 2’x4’ sheet seems lighter then the same amount of wood. I saw that and was wondering if anybody tried it.

I used to use 2x8’s, and now with my new TT, and TV combination I’m just trying to keep the weight to a minimum. I’ll end up going with the plastic blocks everybody uses.
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Were your tires chocked properly? I've used them under landing gear a lot and never had any slippage. But then I've never used the caps either.
They were chocked on both sides, though not properly like I thought. I was lucky and was standing near the tongue when I noticed the tongue pad start to move very slowly across the top of the block cap. So I guess I learned two lessons that day. Make sure the wheels on both sides are chocked, and use a rubber mallet to set them (4 chocks in all) in both the front and rear of each tire. After leveling, I now use a set of Xchocks to keep the wheels from turning. The caps work ok under the tires and do somewhat protect the blocks from damage. I found that sometimes one layer of blocks was not enough, and two was too much. In that case the blocks combined with horse stall pads do the trick.Most sites we use these days are on concrete pads and are already pretty level.
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