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Old 04-06-2015, 08:12 PM   #15
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Hmmm - wonder if a pair of 4x4 hardwood blocks could be machined in similar fashion?

Just noodling....
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:23 PM   #16
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I use Lego blocks just because they don't care if I use them under the wheels, feet, or jack. You can make ramps out of them and will last my forever. They come in a nice carrying bag so you can store them away with clean stuff. And you can usually find some on sale for when you forget one or two somewhere. Jim


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Would just need to find 90 bucks (2x 45 each) - ouch

We are broke for like the next year - after that funds free up significantly

I may for now find a way to fashion a couple of DIY wood ramps to get me onto my Lego blocks- ideas ?

Those Anderson's look like what I will want eventually!
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:35 AM   #18
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:14 AM   #19
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The Anderson's are around $40 per pair.

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Old 04-07-2015, 08:29 AM   #20
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for 40 bucks I believe you get only one leveler and one of the chocks....you kneed two for tandem axles so 80 bucks is the price tag.

Jim Flower - I have legos, but when you need to prop up 3-5 inches on the low side, the legos seem difficult (or impossible?) by themselves to effectively prop both wheels up? as such, one needs some form of ramps to get onto the legos...OR just use the Anderson type...or use a wood crafted wedge type of ramp....

Assuming I am thinking about all this correctly.

I have nothing I want to sale right now (which I am kinda proud of), so Ill figure out how to make due before figuring out what I want to do. I mean I could spend 80 bucks, but I am trying for the next 12 months or so to really stop any unnecessary spending (except for camping reservations )
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Go by any construction site where a house is being built and ask for scrap pieces of 2x6, 2x10, or even 2x12. Cut to the length you need.

I carry a length long enough for both tires to fit on and then a few of shorter length.

They may not last 125,000 years like the Anderson's, but I can replace them easily almost anytime and I'm using something that would have been trashed anyway.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:14 AM   #22
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Pharm - are you stacking the Legos to make a ramp? If you just make a 3" high square block, you'll have a tough time getting on them. Instead, build them up so the first one the tire sees is flat then half way in you hit the next Lego, then half way in to that the next, etc. this requires you to build it like a pyramid so the entire "ramp" supports the weight. I'll look to see if I have pictures of that too...does the description make sense though?
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Stevesuemac...let me clarify:

I have only stacked them straight up without a pyramid last weekend when I used my neighbors ramps they have...which conveniently fit between the two tires as well..pull up a bit, then insert the stacked lego blocks and was able to easily roll onto the stack.

Without the ramps, pulling onto them is I presume near impossible..or at least a bad idea.

I know how to pyramid them, and had done that, but that only lets me do one wheel...and when doing 3-5 high, it is (I think) impossible to make two pyramid stacks...although now that I think about it, I suppose its possible to make like two overlapping pyramids...hmmm....I think I would need like 10 more legos to make that happen, lol?
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Gotta make a ramp otherwise you can just push the whole pile. Jim
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Another vote for the Andersen's. They are easy to use, simpler than building ramps. I also chock the wheels using Rotochock's. I carry Legos that I sometimes use under the stabilizers, but so far have not had to build a ramp with the Andersen's on top.

I started with wood blocks when I first got my first trailer and later replaced them with Legos and last summer started using the Andersen's. All will work and each has its own advantage/disadvantage
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Another vote for the KISS method. I have 8 ( 8x8x3/4) and 4( 8x8x1/2) marine ply and 4( 8x8x2in). They all stack neatly in the bumper storage and I can use varying thicknesses to stack and make ramps. And if I lose or break one, I know where more can be had.


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Old 04-07-2015, 11:23 AM   #27
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if cost is not an issue...nothing seems more simple than the andersons for most leveling situations...Ill use some wood for now, but I want them andersons now...and some variety of the in between wheel chocks...which I have no idea which I will want.
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Bought Airstream, can't afford $80 levelers




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