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Old 05-16-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Has anyone built a storage box for the leveling planks? I have a few large 2x8's that i use to level my trailer with and would like to find a way to put them in storage under the trailer while travelling or not in use, instead of having them in my compartment or back of the truck.

Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:21 AM   #2
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why use planks? I use Camco 44505 RV Leveling Blocks - 10 pack : Amazon.com : Automotive

small, lightweight
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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I used to use planks, I had a set of three that were adjustable from 3/4 to 4 1/4 inches. While they worked for me they were heavy and the bottom plank was about 48 inches long. I have since switched to the Lego style from walmart that come in a bag like those mentioned above.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Yep, totting the wood is a waste of "poundage" that can be used for other, more useful stuff. Beer, maybe?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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I put my boards in a milk crate. Haven't convinced myself I need legos yet.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #6
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If I were to do it, I would bolt a light weight frame to the side of the trailer frame incorporating the those angled gussets that support the floor and walls.
Also, a couple pieces of angle stock can be mounted on the bumper with square U bolts.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:02 PM   #7
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Wood becomes wet and dirty and will eventuAlly rot. we have 3 sets of Lego blocks. They're easy to store and easy to clean and will last forever
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The wood isn't going to rot for the 30 more years I'll be alive.. but ok, "eventually" as you said.
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I use to always carry 3 2X10's about 42" long in our old hybrid, since the storage was so small about all I could fit was the poles for the fold down beds and the planks. But when we got our Grey Wolf I decided to try something different, I moved the battery all the way over to one side in the angle iron supports. I put pieces of wood, 2-2X4 2-4X6 and 1 6X6 (the 6X6 goes under the tongue jack) that I cut to length and secure with a bungee cord. The wood is mostly used for under the stabilizers, but if I only need about 1.5" I will use the 2X4's under the tires. Otherwise I bought a couple packs of Lynx Levelers, that I use under the tires most of the time. But after cracking one of the blocks on a rock, I now always place the blocks on a 8"x42" piece of rubber conveyor belting, plus the belting keeps the dirt and rocks out of the blocks.
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The "Legos" are light and work well, mostly. They will crack or break if not totally in contact with the ground. Using 2xanything works, and is ok. Better is "stall mats" from Tractor Supply. They are big enough to get many pieces for leveling, thick enough to provide 3/4" leveling and great for a base to place the "Legos". So a combo of the "Legos" and the stall mats might be the best.
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