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Old 11-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #31
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The wheel chock works great.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #32
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So, if remember my lego tech correctly, it looks like with either the "yellow" or "orange" option, we would need 6 for a 2" lift, 12 for 3", 20 for 4" etc. (1 set per axle?) Does thats sound right.

Also, we're thinking of getting a pair of wheel chocks like the X-chocks; either ratchet type or lever type (Deluxe?) Any recomendations
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #33
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Wow...that's a lot of math! What I will say is, I have rarely needed more than 2 per tire. Only a couple of times I needed 3 per tire. If you are still unlevel with that many, you probably need to try and get the trailer more level first. Your goal is to level without the Lynx. Otherwise, get as close as you can. You would not be able to run up on on much more than 3 unless you built up a ramp with them. And again, if your site is that unlevel, you need to try and level it more or find another site.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #34
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I have used the Lynx blocks for 20 years. We bought a popup at the time and the salesman suggested them. Having left the world of tents, we knew no better. The salesman was correct. I used them as singles and built ramps with them and rolled the popup wheel on to them. I,now, own a 233S Roo and have used the levelers each trip. I tend to camp in rustic settings and the uneven pavement of sites can be a problem. I own the 20 year old set and bought a second set, when purchasing the Roo, since it so much larger than the popup. I really have not needed the second set. They are very sturdy, as 20 years of use will attest.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:28 AM   #35
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As a rule, you are correct, but there are a few State Parks here in MI where 3" may be needed. Sometimes you don't have many options. With our current (light wt) travel trailer, we've been able to get a long using our sissor jacks or even trenching a little. Now, with a new 5thWheel on the way...I think I need something that is designed for the job and can handle to (extra) wt.

Also our park pad on the side of our house will need 3". But I wil probably build something semi permanent maybe using treated lumber.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #36
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Ok all thanks for the help. I just ordered 2 sets of Leveler Blocks (the yellow ones) and a pair of X-Chocks from CW...Both on sale w/ 5.75 shipping on entire order. Order other stuff too. Since it will be at least another 3 weeks before our new sabre 5w arrives, we might as well buy stuff!
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:11 PM   #37
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So, if remember my lego tech correctly, it looks like with either the "yellow" or "orange" option, we would need 6 for a 2" lift, 12 for 3", 20 for 4" etc. (1 set per axle?) Does thats sound right.

Also, we're thinking of getting a pair of wheel chocks like the X-chocks; either ratchet type or lever type (Deluxe?) Any recomendations
I don't quite understand why so many are needed.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #38
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I don't quite understand why so many are needed.
One layer of Lynx blocks gives you one inch lift. So if you need an inch lift, you need two to four blocks to properly catch both wheels on one side. It's when you need more than one layer of blocks that you start to go through lots... you "build" interlocking ramps to get to the height that you need, so if you need 3" of lift, and your tires make contact over a 3 block base, you will need 3 blocks on the top layer, 4 on the next, and 5 on the bottom. So you need 12 blocks, which puts you into your second package. If you need 4" of lift, you go through 6 more blocks, etc.

If your tire spread is a 4-block spread, then you go through even more!

They really do work well, much lighter, and easier to clean and store than wood planke, as well. And with the cost of pressure treated lumber these days, they are about the same price!
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We have 2 sets and have used them for years. They work very well. They are rugged as we have never had one to sustain any damage. The lifespan must be tremendous – probably outlast us.
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One layer of Lynx blocks gives you one inch lift. So if you need an inch lift, you need two to four blocks to properly catch both wheels on one side. It's when you need more than one layer of blocks that you start to go through lots... you "build" interlocking ramps to get to the height that you need, so if you need 3" of lift, and your tires make contact over a 3 block base, you will need 3 blocks on the top layer, 4 on the next, and 5 on the bottom. So you need 12 blocks, which puts you into your second package. If you need 4" of lift, you go through 6 more blocks, etc.

If your tire spread is a 4-block spread, then you go through even more!

They really do work well, much lighter, and easier to clean and store than wood planke, as well. And with the cost of pressure treated lumber these days, they are about the same price!
Hmmm, I never thought about how many that can add up to. I "cheat" some with that if parked in dirt or gravel by going back and forth using alternating columns of blocks, but will have to check out the count next time to actually see how many I use. My method does not work well on pavement or concrete, as the levelers tend to slide.
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