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Old 06-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #21
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I've been looking at leveling blocks and was wondering what others think of them? I see them at Camping World and Walmart and have just tried to guess how many would be needed for a leveling ops.
We have two bags and use them everytime we go out. They're great for leveling (we mostly boondock) and to keep from extending the stabilizers so far that they flex. As for sinking into the ground...we live in Arizona...not much is going to sink into this ground
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #22
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Do you use your lynx levelers for the stabs ? If so do you use toppers ?

my tires are so big and spaced I use one bag for the tires alone .
we use them with the stabs and we don't use toppers. Haven't had an issue yet.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #23
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They are lighter than wood, because they are hollow, therefore they sink if not sitting on wood. Spend your money on some 2x6 boards, and carry those. You should never need more than three on one side in any campground. Besides, almost impossible to get the trailer on three, unless you step them, (make a ramp).
that's the idea.....you build them up like legos. We've used three-high several times and used every one of them we had. We bought another set, so now we have 3, so we're pretty much set for any situation (hopefully!) Excuse my crude computer drawing capabilities, but you get the idea, I think. Keep in mind that you may have a double axle you have to deal with, as in our case. That is why we used all 20 of them at one time!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #25
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We have a couple of bags of the lego blocks. They've worked fine so far but mind you, our trailer is on the light side compared to the bigger units. Have a couple of 2x8's on standby just in case for soft ground. For the levelling jacks, I use some short pieces of treated 4x4 & 4x6 left over from some home projects.

The plastic blocks also have multiple uses... We've used them for levelling the grill and picnic tables.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #26
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Exactly!!! At least you have a photo to share.....
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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I use the lynx levelers for my TT but I only have 1 set and haven't needed even all those but I do not build a long platform for the set of wheels I have enough space between the wheels and enough torque on the truck to build to little platforms for each wheel. As far as sinking, I have never used anything for it, if the blocks sink the tires on the other side must also. We have a big 5th wheel type level that I mounted on the front and calibrated it to be fairly exact (engineer sorry). We have checked it when leaving and the TT is still level and the blocks have visibly sunk. The nice thing about the level is that for every mark its 1 block needed, also you can read it in the truck while backing up, you would be amazed how level, or close to, you can get a TT by just pulling forward or backward on uneven ground.

for the levelers that's another story I'm Lazy so I carry 5-4x6 and 1-4x4 all 10" long I use these for the levelers and the jack stand (so I don't have to turn the handle so much). For chocks I use the "X" chocks they clamp between the wheels its incredible how well they work with just a little bit of force, the nice thing is if you have the space to not close them up, then just about 3 turns of the wrench and they are on or off.

If my older son is in a helpful mood then I can be in, disconnected, leveled, chocked, and stabilized in about 10 min, if not then 15 min, if my DW helps 20 min. Sorry no offence here its just the way shes wired give her a class of 15 autistic kids or 34 screaming 6yr olds she is awesome.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #28
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I use Lynx levelers as well. I cut some flat diamond plating into squares one inch larger than the footprint of the Lynx Levelers and use them for soft ground. Works great!
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