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Old 03-22-2008, 09:23 PM   #11
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Lynx levelers. I like them because they are very light weight and a breeze to use. I rarely have to do a great deal of leveling. Most of the spots we camp at are pretty level to start.

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #12
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Side to side first since you have to use the tow vehicle to back/drive onto the low side block/plank/ramp. Then use your jack to give you level back to front. your stabilizing jacks lose their stability if extended too far so blocks are a good thing there, and some folks use those nylon cutting boards (from Dollar stores) under their jacks to keep them from digging in. They wash off well and store very nice too. I don't know if long planks to catch both tandem wheels is necessary for weekend camping.... two short blocks do the same and are easier to stow. For longer term camping or seasonal though, I place boards/planks under both sides with thicker for the low side.

Remember that if you have a slide out (full double anyway) you need your slide-side about an inch high when you set up... it will level out when the slide is extended.

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Old 04-13-2008, 10:22 PM   #13
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Lynx Leveler blocks. They are light weight, easy to store and clean. I have one pack of ten, but plan on getting another set. we like the mountains and some places aren't real level, but not that bad, two packs would be nice though. They work real well.
I level side to side first when I have to, then put the stab jacks down. I have large sand pads on them and only put Lynx block or wood under them when I have to. That's another reason I would like another set of the Lynx blocks, some times I don't need many for side to side, but some times the stab jacks aren't long enough. Like I said though, we enjoy the mountains. At the beach we usually don't need the Lynx blocks.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:25 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by symbasden View Post
I use air bags that I made based on the level-airs since they are out of production...

Interesting. How, and out of what? Some details please.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:27 PM   #15
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First----Level side to side by adding long 1 x 8 x 60 that fit below both tires on the low side.

Second--- level front to back by tongue jack and then drop four corner stabilizers for support.

I use 1 x 8 x 60 in long for wheels for side to side levelling

2 x 8 x 12 in long qty 4 for stabilizers. We tried some of the plastic blocks but they give/depress too much, the wood was more stable.

we add a rectangular slip on support to the bottom of our tongue jack and support on a couple 2 x 8s
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #16
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For 9-years I used home-made wooden pieces of different thicknesses to which I would build platforms of required height to pull the trailer wheels onto. I had plastic levels attached to the front and side of the trailer which yellowed over time.

With the purchase of my new travel trailer I purchased a new leveling system to which both the wife and I find a lot better. I use a Hoppy Hitch Level which permanently mounts to trailer tongue for both side-to-side and front-to-back leveling. Comes with a cover as well. I back in or pull into the RV spot. The wife takes a look at the level and turns the dial until it becomes level and a pointer indicates number of inches required for adjustment on the appropriate side. We than add the required number of leveling blocks from the convenient storage bag. We purchased our leveling blocks at Wal-Mart which we found to be the least expensive at that time. Could possibly be the Lynx brand but I can not remember. (I have two bags of these and use some under my tongue jack and under my stabilizer jacks when required)
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:20 PM   #17
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May I ask where you puchased Happy Hitch level and approx cost?
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:35 PM   #18
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May I ask where you purchased Happy Hitch level and approx cost?
I purchased mine at the RV dealer where I purchased my RV. Nolan's RV & marine in Denver, CO. I purchased one for a friend at a local RV supply store. Both costing around $10.00
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:37 AM   #19
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Lynx Level blocks ... Light weight yet strong.


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Old 02-12-2009, 11:56 PM   #20
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All you guys just keep talking and stressing out about the same thing. Camping World has this handy electronic gadget that has lights that flash to aid you get your RV leveled. Mind you, I have a 35' class A, but that doesn't matter. Check it out and quite stressing out.

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