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Old 09-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #31
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I have 2 bags and rarely ever used them as I carried two 2x10s but last summer I used both bags in a campground on the one side to get level. There are a couple of them that are "broken" but still useable. They do sink into the ground.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:40 AM   #32
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don't motorhomes have hydraulics for leveling? I know I've seen some seriously extended automatic levelers.
All my old timey class 'A' HRC has is two scissor jack stabilizers in the back. As we speak I've got two stacks of lego's two high under the right rear (one stack for each tire) and a stack under both front wheels (two under passenger side and one on the driver's side). And that's in my driveway!
It's a bit of work to figure out what it's going to take to level front to rear then left to right, add it altogether then drive up on it. Especially if you don't have a spotter.
I've definitely got a case of power leveler envy...

I've also broken a few of the blocks on concrete under the MH, but that's from trying to drive up on them and being off center.

@Sportracker - these are much more suitable for your situation. Just search for RV leveling ramps.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #33
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I've also seen people put 6 or 8 of them under each stabalizer jack, while on relativley flat ground. Why don't they just extend there jacks down closer to the ground?
I used to run my stabs down to a single 2 x 8 pad on the ground, but I was still getting a lot of left/right shake and I fried 2 separate stab motors trying to snug things up tight. I figured that by blocking them up higher I was avoiding over extending the motor (thereby frying them) and I was pleasantly surprised to find my left/right shake was gone too. Might be different with the scissor jacks, but it seems with my electric stabilizers that they work better the less they're put down.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:42 AM   #34
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I used to run my stabs down to a single 2 x 8 pad on the ground, but I was still getting a lot of left/right shake and I fried 2 separate stab motors trying to snug things up tight. I figured that by blocking them up higher I was avoiding over extending the motor (thereby frying them) and I was pleasantly surprised to find my left/right shake was gone too. Might be different with the scissor jacks, but it seems with my electric stabilizers that they work better the less they're put down.
That's an interesting point. I can see, geometrically, why there would be more side-to-side stabilization if you don't lower them as far.

Well, I need a second bag anyway . . . . . We have 1 bag/10 blocks; at one Forest Service campground in Arkansas, our site was sloped side to side so badly that I needed 5 blocks on each tandem wheel on the down side. I had to use my bottle jack to get the trailer up on 5 blocks.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:25 PM   #35
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WRVOND: your spot-on with your suggestion. I actually have a set of yellow ramps we originally used with our trailer before we moved to the Motorhome. they are good for 4 inches of lift and they still are my first choice since a lot less "engineering" has to go into setting up camp. Some day when my kid's education quits draining the bank account, I intend to look at an auto leveler system
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"That's an interesting point. I can see, geometrically, why there would be more side-to-side stabilization if you don't lower them as far."

You speakith the unassailable truth. Geometry rules the physical universe.
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