View Poll Results: What kind of levelers do you use?
lumber scraps 57 36.08%
plastic lego-like leveling blocks 99 62.66%
other - please explain 9 5.70%
none - I'm ok with a little lean 3 1.90%
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #15
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I have both but prefer the wood. The plastic lego things scoot a lot for me.
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I got 2 set's of the orange legos. With tandem axles I figgered that I'd wish that I had 2 sets but one set is still like new. Ditto on not using them under the tongue jack. I had been placing a board between the jack and legos. With new axles I decided on a tongue jack extension tube. I just made a riser for the stool in front of the step too. New axles raised our coach near 3". That don't sound like much but with Lynn and I suffering with arthritic knees it's a lot. I have a 'reacher' to pick up and place the legos.....and a lot of other stuff. Gotta keep going/Streaming.....or you die.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:11 PM   #17
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I got 2 set's of the orange legos. With tandem axles I figgered that I'd wish that I had 2 sets but one set is still like new. Ditto on not using them under the tongue jack. I had been placing a board between the jack and legos. With new axles I decided on a tongue jack extension tube. I just made a riser for the stool in front of the step too. New axles raised our coach near 3". That don't sound like much but with Lynn and I suffering with arthritic knees it's a lot. I have a 'reacher' to pick up and place the legos.....and a lot of other stuff. Gotta keep going/Streaming.....or you die.
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Having two sets is handy if you want to get one side of the trailer high enough to pull wheels & repack bearings. I don't know that you could do it with one set.

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Old 07-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #18
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I use old 2x6's to level mine and to act as a base for my stab jacks. The cresent shaped contraption you mentioned is for changing tires on a twin axle trailer. It eliminates the need to jack your trailer up to change the tire.
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We have used both. Most of the time the legos get used—they fit in the utility compartment and are light. One already has a crack in it, so they aren't made very well.

If the site is very bad (more than 2" out of level), there's an assortment of wood scraps in the pickup bed. They are heavy, hard to get as they migrate to the front of the bed behind all the other stuff that accumulates there, and have splinters. But if I have to remove a wheel for any reason, a couple of pieces of 2 x 10 are the best to raise the other axle. And I did bevel the ends of the 2 x.

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I have 2 4x6 treated timbers cut into wedges. I can drive the wheels up them and if I need higher I can use the lego blocks. never have had too.
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We use both. The plastics are for quick stops and the only issue we have is in low temps they have exploded!

dirt and gravel do tend to crack them also
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Interesting thread. As usual, lots of good ideas.

I use 5/4 pressure treated deck boards, beveled ends, just long enough to support both tires on one side ... lifting one axle might be enough, but seems to me doing that puts a lot of unneeded strain on the axle carrying the load. If the boards ever die (haven't so far), I'll probably replace them with Trex recycled plastic deck boards. So far (knock on wood) two of those plus a little judicious digging have proved adequate for my purposes.
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We use two sets of Legos. We have changed numerous flats on the trialer with them. We have also used them to adjust Lucy's brakes. We also use them to make a ramp to change the oil in Olivia and Daisy.

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Hi, I don't have anything to level out my trailer; Sometimes you can pull farther foreward or back up a bit in the space to find a more level spot. I like the idea of having something use while changing a flat tire, but I haven't had that privilege yet either. [lucky so far]
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We use the RV Pillo...yeah, it's a bit more $ than some left over lumber scraps and 'lego type' interlocking blocks...

But, it's really easy to get our AS level when we pull into a site...

1. back into or stop at desired final trailer position.
2. lay the RV Pillo next to the wheels on the 'low' side.
3. pull trailer ahead enough so that you can slide the RV Pillo inboard, into position.
4. back trailer wheels, back onto the RV Pillo.
5. lay the wedge, 'brake' block between the wheels - this block wedges the wheels when the Pillo is inflated, acting like a parking brake.
6. inflate with portable compressor.
7. adjust for and aft 'level' with the tongue jack.
8. get a beer out of the ice chest and relax...

We've used this rig about 10 times now, and it's been easy to set up each time, without any problems...it made of several plys of HD flexable material, and can be folded to store away - we put it in a plastic bin with our air compressor - the last item loaded so we can easily get to it when we stop...

Here's a picture from RV Pillo's web site, showing the installed position...
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I use three 2x8's. The first one is just slightly longer than the dual axles. It has a 45 degree angle cut on the ends to make pulling on easier. The second one is the slightly longer and the next slightly longer. This allows me to get up to 4.5" of lift on one side if needed. Often, if the site is level I will put one under each wheel. I find this very convenient and they go right in the back of truck. For changing a flat(never had to, but have changed rubber on many a recovery for clients) I just pull out the floor jack and lift the whole trailer. I always carry a chunk of 6x6 for the jack. It saves on cranking too much.
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We use both. The plastics are for quick stops and the only issue we have is in low temps they have exploded!
Makes me wonder if the orange legos have a useful service life. The orange wheel chocks we use are stamped with a service date. The photo on the right reads "REPLACE AFTER 2011".

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