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Old 05-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #11
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Do realize pressure treated, glued, painted or any other type of wood will have toxic fumes and when I scrap lumber dive. I ignore that kind of wood. If DW and I want to cook over wood we will buy it at the campground we are at or bring some hard wood from home.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #12
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What's sad is that some parks will only let you burn the pressed manufactured logs aka Duraflame. I'd never cook anything over those.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #13
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If you can find/get them- Wood Brick Fuel is only wood and safe for cooking:
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Roo5008 View Post
Just set up my 23ss in the driveway after returning from a camping trip to Delaware. I used a solid 8 inch block then a hollow 4 inch concrete block under the jack and removed the TV. Little while later, bam, the hollow concrete block just exploded and trailer in 4 inches lower than it was. I use wood block while camping but usually use the concrete blocks at the house.
Thanks for the post. Our TT is currently on concrete blocks (on their sides) in the driveway; will be changed tomorrow. We also use wood when camping.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
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The stabilizers on my camper have reached the ground everywhere that I have camped-so far. But they are extended almost all the way most of the times. The stabilizers are almost straight up and down when I do this. I also have made "footings" from construction site 2 x 6's and they are made so as to stack on top of each other and not slide around. I put one-inch (1") wooden buttons (bought at Lowes & Home Depot) on one side of these boards and used Forstner bits to make shallow holes on the other side. Sort of like "Lego's". When I use these the stabilizers do not have to be extended too far and the camper is not sitting up on four "thin legs". Maybe one day I will change out the stabilizers for good scissor jacks which I believe are better.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #16
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I had the legs off my stab jacks last week and came to the conclusion that (IMO) the legs are better if they are as close to vertical as possible. They are very weak (just over 0.019" over 1/16" thick (0.082") at anything 45 or less I reinforced mine with a 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" x 1/8" C channel skip welded to the bottom side. Also add (2) 2" x 2" x 1/8" angle 63" long to the slide channel the jacks slide in. Nothing flexes now when a load is applied.

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