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Old 04-12-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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What are you doing to level your camper ? I'm talking side to side. I have some 2 x 10 that I thought about cutting the length of the wheels and cutting a 45 on each end to be able to easily pull ip on them.

Then I thought about using a dowl that I could take out if I needed to stack them up. Thought I would see what every one else was doing. Right now I have a hodge podge of wood and I would like to clean up how I do it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:23 AM   #2
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I have four pieces of pressure treated 2"x6"x6', and 6 pieces 2"x6"x12". It seems to work well so far, but I may upgrade to something a little more "professional" down the road.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:25 AM   #3
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I have2 X 10's in a length that will fit under both tires at once, then three that will fit under one tire.

They all store nicely in the side well of the basement storage of the 30SK.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
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I took an treated 8' 2X6 and cut it in half. I have been using these for 5 years now with no issues. I see all kinds of fancy leveling blocks but I figure if it ain't broke why try and fix it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:56 AM   #5
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I use treated 2x8's, two have a 45 degree cut on them. Sizes are such that I can get a full 3 inch lift for both tires and the 45's will be staggered by about 5 inches so that the tires are not going up the full incline at once. Some years ago I tried using door hinges so that a long board could be folded in half for easier storage, but it didn't take too long for the screws in the hinges to pull out, so I think that anything fancier than just loose boards is a waste of time. Some people use a few 3/4 inch thick boards, but I never worry about getting the unit that level. Besides, slightly off level in the right direction helps the tub drain better.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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We use plastic leveling blocks. They have successfully leveled the RV on the three or four times we needed their use. They store in convenient zippered carry bags.

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Old 04-12-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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Sounds like I might be on the right track, I have about 6of the 2 x 10 cut in about 12' length's that I was thinking about screwing together too place under the jacks in the back, I would then be able to just add too if I needed more. I'm just tired of all the different pieces I have. What a mess it is under there.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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This is what I use. Quick set up, small to stow away. Easy to clean up. I've used 2x10s in the past cut to size but they are large, heavy, bulky, take time to dry out if wet and inconvenient to use.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:14 PM   #9
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I also use the Lynx levers, I seem to get splinters in the hands when using wood. The lynx take up far less room and weigh a lot less

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:27 PM   #10
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I have the lynx also work good easy to store.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:29 PM   #11
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I was using the wood at first, I found some deals on CW branded Lynx style levelers so I have been using them with great sucess. As mentioned they are lighter and stack up nicely in their carrying case.

If you can't find a good deal on the Lynx or knock-off Lynx then the composite decking works nicely, it doesn't absorb water, mold or rot. I used some from a contractor's dump, LOL.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:40 PM   #12
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I bought 2 sets of Lynx Levelers last spring to replace my collection of pressure treated lumber levelers. I love them. They are lightweight, easy to store andtake up less space. I even run thevehicles up on them whento change oil (I still put a jack stands under it-you can't be too safe). Just my 2 cents.

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:15 AM   #13
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I have 3 4 foot lengths of 2"X6" thatI use under the tires for side to side leveling.

For under the rear jack standsI cut a 4" wide block off a 4"X6" and then screwed a piece of3/8ths inch plywood on both sides. This keeps them from splitting over time. I added a rope handle on the side for easy carry. Ihave 4 of these so I can stack 'em when needed.

For under the front landing legs I used 4"X 8" blocks but cut to a wedge shape at about 30 degrees. They have about a 6"flat surface above the wedge. These serve multiple purpose. Usually they are under the front legs. But, I can use them under the tires if I need more leveling, the wedge helps to serve as a ramp. I have also used them as ramps when I have had to back up over a curb. These alsohave the 3/8ths plywood to prevent splitting.

I made all of the blocks about 8 years or more ago for my previous trailer and they are all holding up quite well. All the wood is pressure treat and was on hand so the only$$$ spent was on the bag of wood screws. Edited by: shoetravel

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:02 AM   #14
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I am in there with Chuck. I used wood for the first year then CW had special and got two packs. Nice and easy to store and when you need to wash them off it is easy. However, both are very acceptable.

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:43 AM   #15
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As others have stated, 2x6's cut at a 45. I also screwed some cheap handles on the sides. They all get stored in an old milk crate.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:30 AM   #16
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I also got tired of packing around various blocks of wood. Bought a set of Lynx Levelers (adult leggo blocks) in a Walmart in Vegas last year for $30.00 compared to $80 at local Canadian Tire or RV stores here. Last fall I fabricated somejack pads from some scrap 2x4 and 5/4 1x6pressure treated lumber. They are a little bulky butstore away alot better thanthe mix match of 2x6's and 2x4's I had previous and a lot more stable.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:01 AM   #17
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We use the blocks from Camping World.They are similar to the Lynx.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:03 AM   #18
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ditto on the lynx (or equal) levelers, have been using for 9 years.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:37 AM   #19
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I use the lynx, but sometimes they are not enough even though I have two sets. I have been considering a 2x10 or 2x8 that would be long enough to go under both wheels.

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Old 04-13-2010, 08:08 AM   #20
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I use the Camping World Legos and wood. Depending on what needs to get done. Sometimes the CW blocks go under the rear jacks and other times under the tires. I try not to extend the rear jacks more than 50% otherwise it I feel more bounce. As a whole is 2x6 cut at 45's under the tires.

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