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Old 08-28-2013, 02:04 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, 02:29 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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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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Old 08-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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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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Btw I bought two bags thinking it'd be enough......
Get one more.


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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.
Its summer OC

But, I agree - take precautions in the case of camping in freezing temperatures.

And, I've never broken mine. Don't think that's common.
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Its summer OC...
As I sit here looking at the thermometer showing 100 in the shade, I am sure glad you told me that it's summer, otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue.
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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. As Herk said, gravel will definitely break the legos, have experienced that also.
Both of these things have happened to me.
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I popped for the 6pt level-up system on our Cedar Creek. (then made 3X12X12 blocks for all the pads, Varnished and everything so they would look nice. duh)
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Freezing yes, breaking on gravel no. I am thinking maybe those who break them on gravel have much heavier trailers than mine ?
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:55 AM   #16
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I carry a set of 'legos' but rarely use them. I have several 2X10 cut at 12 inches and several 5/4X6 cut at 12 inches (with strps at each side to make them 9" wide). These are generall plenty. If I were to need more, I look for a different spot.
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You guys must camp in some uneven places to need two bags. I've used my one bag since 2004 and have only used at most 4 blocks to level a side. I've (broken) only one block because I stupidly used it under my tounge jack without the foot pad and it only put a dent in the center. The block is still usable.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #18
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I carry 2 2x8 in 4 foot length. Never tried the legos.
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You guys must camp in some uneven places to need two bags. I've used my one bag since 2004 and have only used at most 4 blocks to level a side. I've (broken) only one block because I stupidly used it under my tounge jack without the foot pad and it only put a dent in the center. The block is still usable.
I have 3 bags of lego type blocks (and 8 caps) and after my most recent campout I will be getting 2 more bags cause I ran out and this was even on asphault. 3 high under the wheels and several under each stablizer. Also used some 2X6 wood I carry and had to round up some more wood blocks from neighbors. I have a 3 step at the entry door and had to use a 2 step portable ladder at the bottom of the trailer steps to get to the ground - so glad I was as prepared as I was.
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We have four bags and we have been in all kinds of bad lots and in bad weather and never have needed to add anything under them.
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