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Old 08-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #11
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I even put handles on my wooden blocks because I am lazy and my hands are small. Note two thicknesses just in case.
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So, you're one of the monkeys that won't climb the stairs. Or, are you one of the monkeys doing the beating for no good reason?
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #12
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I even put handles on my wooden blocks because I am lazy and my hands are small. Note two thicknesses just in case.
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You sure have come a long way.
Great idea for the handles and pics.
I guess you just nailed three 2" x 6" or are they 2" x 4" ?
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:38 PM   #13
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I climb the stairs, water or no water. Because I am fearless, or really want a banana. Either that or I am as dumb as a bag full of hammers.

They are 2 x 6's glued and screwed.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #14
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We use wooden blocks under our jacks so they don't have to travel so far. It also gives a larger footprint. I was also lazy and have chords on mine so I can just pull them out when were done. Our Georgetown sits somewhat lower in the front so I have to use a block to level it sometimes. when that happens, the front jacks have to extend further. So I add an extra block so it doesn't have to extend so far.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #15
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Just like I figures

It is very interesting how many people have looked at this question.
Some simple things like adding wood under each leg is a common accurance but many people may not know why.

This really is the reason I asked the question in the first place.
Great Job!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:29 PM   #16
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It's all about stability on the terrain you are on. Also the shorter your legs are the less flex will be in them.


Sounds like most have stated all this already so I'll leave it at that.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:03 AM   #17
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I made my wood blocks out of 4x6 air dried oak. Painted them fluorescent orange and have fun with them trying to build squares, bridges and houses if I don't use them all while camping. Maybe I like to monkey around a little bit.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:23 AM   #18
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Well thanks Iggy for asking the question. It is something I never would have thought about! I use blocks under the rear stabilizers almost all the time, because even with an electric switch, it takes forever to get those buggers to the ground. I never thought of it being an additional stabilizing feature. But in accordance with Mr. Black up there, it sure makes sense! Dang, now I'm gonna start doing it to the front landing jacks also! For the second time today...who wouldda thunk!??!
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Well thanks Iggy for asking the question. It is something I never would have thought about! I use blocks under the rear stabilizers almost all the time, because even with an electric switch, it takes forever to get those buggers to the ground. I never thought of it being an additional stabilizing feature. But in accordance with Mr. Black up there, it sure makes sense! Dang, now I'm gonna start doing it to the front landing jacks also! For the second time today...who wouldda thunk!??!


GREAT. This is why I asked the question so others may know.
I actually knew the answer but was sure the new folks didn't.
This is the purpose of this informational forum.

Knowledge is power.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:06 AM   #20
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Made ours out of 2x8's made into a 12x12 box for the corners and one that is only 4" deep but still 12x12 for the tongue jack. They help keep the trailer stable due to not having to extend the stabilizers as far as has been said before. I'll post a pic when \i get a USB cable.
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