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 07-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #29
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here's what I use most of the time-- to raise the tire.
sometimes at unimproved sites (dirt) I will use my entrenching tool to lower the tire. (dig a hole) whatever it takes to keep the fridge sorta level to have cold beer and coleslaw.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #30
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here's what I use most of the time-- to raise the tire.
sometimes at unimproved sites (dirt) I will use my entrenching tool to lower the tire. (dig a hole) whatever it takes to keep the fridge sorta level to have cold beer.

Looks suspiciously like red wine to me...Is this the apporved beer substitute for those times when you just cant seem to get the rig leveled?
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:58 PM   #31
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Thumbs up Great idea d.g.

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #32
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Our bed is on the street side, I have the isle side position .. With my wife I leave the streetside low, with my girlfriend I leave the curbside low. When I'm huntin' with the guys I get PERFECT level with blocks!!! She sees this I'm DOA!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #33
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I forgot to mention, I also carry trenching equipment (very short handled shovels,I have his and hers ) so I can did a hole if I need too. I looked all over for the collapsible shovels that were used by our Soldiers for digin foxholes with no luck, seems their aren't many army surplus stores around anymore.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:23 PM   #34
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:46 PM   #35
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Surplus [or style] entrenching tool. Cheaper than dirt. Sportsmans guide. Campmor. all .com.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #36
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Roger - remind me to show you the one I'm still using, that I got surplus in about 1955, when I was a kid and just started camping. Still works fine, and it's dug a lot of holes! I'm pretty sure it'll outlive me.

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The all-around Camp Tool....have had this one "forever."

Really comes in handy around the campsite.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #38
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Have always used the lumber. You can add as needed.

I just got another trailer (31' 79' Excella) and now I need a new set. I found some old 2x6x6, three of them, not sure if they are pressure treated or not and was thinking of painting the bottoms.

I also found some 2x12 for the tongue jack, screwed the together to eliminate them splitting

What is everyone opinion who use the wood?

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Old 09-17-2011, 03:44 PM   #39
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Since we sometimes find ourselves in seriously unlevel camping spots, we use 2x6 lumber. I cut different lengths so they can be stacked w/o problems. I use 1' square sections of 3/4" ply for the stabilizer jacks since they love to sink in on soft ground. The tongue jack goes onto a chunk of 6x6.

I still need to make some proper chocks for the trailer; I'd like to make them so I can tighten them in place w/ the same 3/4" socket I use with the electric drill on the stabilizers.

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We've been using lumber but just purchased the plastic blocks. It will be interesting to see how the blocks work but I'll be bringing both.
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After two seasons I've been happy with the Lynx blocks. I have two sets and the chocks, which for my tandem-axle rig is about right for most sites intended for trailers. There are a few marginal sites and boondocking locations where they haven't done quite enough.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:28 PM   #42
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I'm installing lift- leveling jacks on my new project. I seem to spend shorter amounts of time in many sites and after a long drive I just want to hit a single button and be leveled and stabilized. With a new chassis this is no big deal so I figure why not. I don't need to be level for the fridge in my current unit but was surprised how odd just a degree off felt
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