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Old 11-20-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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I am sure this question has been asked before but I couldn't find it....So any opinions on what to use to level the camper. Picked up our TT yesterday and during the PDI the gentleman also gave us a sales presentation on all the things we would want....Anyways I mentioned those lego looking levelers he suggested one that is arched that you back up one tire onto he said wood wouldn't work so since I have until next spring before I can use it I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 11-20-2014, 08:13 AM   #2
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The arched one is called an Anderson leveler, Lenox blocks work fine, So does just plain old 2x6 wood. Why he said wood would not work is beyond me. I use wood all the time. Sounds like he was just trying to add on to your bill.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:33 AM   #3
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I wonder why he said wood wouldn't work. A lot of people use wood for levelling.

I personally use a mix of wood and the Lego blocks. The blocks are lightweight, but the wood provides a stable base so I carry both.

Bottom is a 5' long plank. And if one plank isn't high enough then I stack the Legos on top.

For my stabilizers, I use just the Legos if the grounds hard enough, or a short 1.5' plank if it's soft. Again stacking Legos on top if extra height is needed.

My tongue jack only gets the wood. No particular reason, it's just the way I'm used to doing it.






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Old 11-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #4
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We are new to TT life been tent people forever, most likely sees $$$ signs when a newbie does the PDI he really wasn't impressed when I mentioned that most of this stuff can be bought at Amazon....
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:06 AM   #5
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I have used both lego blocks and wood. I just purchased the Anderson wedge and I must say it is a lot easier with the wedge. One time and your done. It also acts as a wheel chock when your done leveling.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
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I am a wedge guy with built in chock. I've been using them for 15yrs and they have always worked.
Last year I installed a very large bubble level that I can see from the divers seat. This helps tremendously; I no longer have to get in and out to see when I'm level.
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I have used both lego blocks and wood. I just purchased the Anderson wedge and I must say it is a lot easier with the wedge. One time and your done. It also acts as a wheel chock when your done leveling.

Call me crazy but I am still skeptical on the wedge for a two axle trailer. If you can only get one wedge in due to the tires being too close then you are effectively *partially* lifting that side of camper up on only one tire, increasing the load on that tire and decreasing it on the other. Would seem to me that it would add to instability at the least and possible tire overloading at the worst.

I will stick to my PT 1X6, each piece goes under both tires, as solid as if on pavement.
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