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Old 08-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Leveling Blocks Question

I purchased 2 packages of the Lynx leveling blocks. However, I want to cut some 2x8's to stick under the the blocks just encase the ground gets saturated with water. With that being said, I have an XLR 27hfs and want to know how long I should cut the pieces of wood? I would rather have them all 1 piece if possible.

Thanks in advance for your information.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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I don't understand why you'd want to use wood to put underneath them. They're plastic and made to stand in water, etc. If the wood gets wet, you have to store the wet, soggy, dirty wood in your truck. The plastic "legos" can be rinsed off and put back in the bag. No fuss, no muss.
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The reason being is I want to distribute the weight across the board.
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Well, we've been camping with our TT since May of 2011 using the lynx levelers and we've endured some pretty harsh rain storms. Our legos have never sunk in or been compromised in any way. And at one campsite, we had to stack them three high to level it out. But if you want to use wood, just measure the length from the outside of one tire to the outside of the other, and add a bit on each end.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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I never put the Legos on anything but wood or concrete. They break on gravel and get frozen or sunk into muddy ground.

I cut a 2x12x8 pressure treated board into 12 inch pieces. The tire tread will fit squarely on one board and I use all 4 I carry to make a platform I can stack the Legos if I need to go higher.
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I'd do at least 4' long for under the tires, and add length as you need to to get higher. I understand wanting to distribute weight under the blocks as well (I presume under your jacks right?) and I'd start at 16" and go up from there. I'd do 2x10 or 2x12s though
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I don't use wood underneath my legos at CGs. I prefer not to carry more than I need and haven't had issues I can't deal with.

Having said that, they WILL sink slightly into soft ground.
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I don't use wood underneath my legos at CGs. I prefer not to carry more than I need and haven't had issues I can't deal with.

Having said that, they WILL sink slightly into soft ground.
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I don't use wood underneath my legos at CGs. I prefer not to carry more than I need and haven't had issues I can't deal with.
Having said that, they WILL sink slightly into soft ground.
And I can tell you from experience, that legos will freeze to the ground when they sink into wet, soft ground when the temperature drops to below freezing. We carry (2) 5' long pcs of plastic decking strapped under the rear bumper to use to stack the lego blocks on after that experience. As Herk said, gravel will definitely break the legos, have experienced that also.
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