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Old 05-29-2015, 12:28 PM   #15
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I recently switch from wood boards to the Andersen Levelers. They work great in conjunction with the expanding chocks that fit between your wheels. I use two of the Hensley Ultimate Tire Chocks and two of the Andersen Levelers. The combination is very stable and pretty easy to use.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:31 PM   #16
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Seldom ever need them, but have a bag of the Lynx levelers.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:08 PM   #17
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I used the blocks until I discovered the Andersen Levelers. Don't fear progress or change, embrace it.
I just watched a youtube video on the Anderson Levelers and was quite impressed, I may get a couple myself.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:22 PM   #18
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I have held off on getting those Andersen levelers (even though they are way cool) because I have only needed levelers 4-5 times in as many years.


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Old 05-29-2015, 01:47 PM   #19
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Andersons would work fine on very firm ground but the contact area is minimal and they will sink in on softer terrain. I'll stick with my poor boy 2x12 approach and more square feet of contact area. I can also manage the poor boy approach without assistance. Looks like overrunning an Anderson could get exciting.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:27 PM   #20
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How many Lynx blocks do you have to use to raise one of the axles off the ground enough to remove a tire? Never tried it with mine.

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Old 05-29-2015, 02:31 PM   #21
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You are more fortunate than me. I have set Lucy up at hundreds of campsites all over the country, and 90% of the time she needs side-to-side leveling.

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Old 05-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #22
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You are more fortunate than me. I have set Lucy up at hundreds of campsites all over the country, and 90% of the time she needs side-to-side leveling.

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Agree, in 4 years I have only been to 4 or 5 spots where I did not have to level at least some. But then again I go to many different camp grounds and unimproved boondocking sites.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:12 PM   #23
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Wow- I don't remember any sites where I didn't need to level side to side. There probably were some, but overwhelmingly I need to level.

That being said, Andersen's didn't work for my 25' with 16" wheels. There wasn't enough room between the axels to fit the Andersen. They also sank into the soft ground.

I wish they did work for me because I like the idea of them.
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How many Lynx blocks do you have to use to raise one of the axles off the ground enough to remove a tire? Never tried it with mine.

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About 3 or 4 for mine depending on the ground surface and whether there is any slope.
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Wow- I don't remember any sites where I didn't need to level side to side. There probably were some, but overwhelmingly I need to level.

That being said, Andersen's didn't work for my 25' with 16" wheels. There wasn't enough room between the axels to fit the Andersen. They also sank into the soft ground.

I wish they did work for me because I like the idea of them.
I have not seen it direct from Andersen but some have posted here that Andersen says that you can safely cut a coupe of inches off each chock if there are clearance issues. I carry a couple of 4 ft 1X12s to put under the wheels for soft or sandy ground.
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Andersens. So for no problems but have not experienced soft ground with AS yet. Instructions actually mentioned trimming the levels.
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I have used my Lynx Levelers (leggos) to change 4 flat tires over the years. We also used them to mount Lucy's new 16" wheels and tires.

As you can see in the picture, it took a ramp 4 leggos high to change a wheel.

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The problem of soft ground with Lynx levelers for example is real as well

Boondocking last year I had to sorta sacrifice the height of 1.5 levels of the Legos before it settled

You can trim about 4 inches from the Anderson's I believe - see Amazon questions they address that clearly there as I recall

I have 16's on my 30' AS - I have not yet used the Anderson's - I will report back


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