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 11-17-2011, 07:59 PM   #43
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I used lumber for a while but found 2 sets of yellow blocks at a garage sale for $3.00. I like them better and they take up less room, lighter also. If it is muddy, I put down a grocery sack or something to keep them clean.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:39 PM   #44
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Orange Leggo Style

I have been using the orange leggo style, and a 12" concrete block for the tongue. I carry two sets, with interlocking chocks for our tandem axled 1997 25' Safari. One camp site did have 1" diameter volcanic rock that really chewed up the bottoms of the plastic blocks, with several jambed into the holes in the blocks (easily knocked back out).
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:02 PM   #45
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When we bought our first lego style blocks 4 years ago, 10 came in a package. That was ideal because to raise tandem wheels fully requires 5 per wheel (3 on the bottom row and 2 on top).

Some of the blocks started cracking last year and we have looked at getting new ones. The new packages contain only 8 blocks and the price seems to be about the same. You can stack 2 on 2, but the climb for the wheel would make it likely to be pushed forward. So you either try to get buy with 8 or buy 2 packages and the manufacturer gets more profit.

Since we have a bunch uncracked ones, this is not as big a deal as it is for someone starting a block collection.

Update: CW has the 8 pack for $30, Amazon has a Camco 10 pack for $30.33.

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #46
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I used up until two months ago a four-six foot section of 4x4 treated lumber, until it kicked up into the rear rocker. I needed to have the nice 4" hole scabbed for a price that I could of bought three sets of "legos". We have been doing this for years, but it does eventually happen to you, is my lesson learned.

I now own those legos. Good luck and be careful.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #47
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Although I suppose it could happen, if you cut a bevel at each end of the wood, it would be less likely to kick upward. I do have some 2 x10 pieces of wood beveled at each end, but wife prefers the lego style blocks.

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:12 PM   #48
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camping is a simple game for me. leggos. only decision is one or 2 high
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:31 PM   #49
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I love our lego's but they DO have a limited life span...the older ones have gotten very brittle...they exploded the last time we used them!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #50
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With a 34 footer, three axle I carry 2 2x8 just long enough to catch all three wheels. They fit snugly in the short bed truck. They are admittedly a little heavy, but I don't mind too bad. I've never had a problem with this all natural ingredient. Some times I need none, some time one, and some time two but they are solid. I love my Airstream and I love streaming so I'll do whatever it takes.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:22 PM   #51
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Those yellow lego blocks. If you need more than one to level do you make a piramid so the tire can roll over the? Like two on the ground under the wheel and one on top of the two?

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Three on the ground and two on top for each wheel gives some space on top for the tire.

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:41 PM   #53
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Those blocks would also come in handy for the BAL jacks. Would the world stop if I put some bigger feet on my BAL jacks so I don't need a platform to put them on? I found that in the Florida sand you need something under the jack. When I was in Florida last week at my folks house I parked on an incline and it was a pain to get the thing level. I used a bunch of wood to get her level. I probably have 50lbs of wood in the under bed storage locker.

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:53 PM   #54
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I bought a set of the orange Lynx levelers on sale at Walmart, and later bought a set of the yellow Rumble on sale at Camping World mostly because of the interlocking wheel chock. I like to level up but don't spend a lot of time to get it perfect. I don't mind sleeping downhill a little but I hate to feel like I am standing on my head, I did enough of that in the Navy.

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Well there is the fridge to think about. How level is level enough?

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Those blocks would also come in handy for the BAL jacks. Would the world stop if I put some bigger feet on my BAL jacks so I don't need a platform to put them on? I found that in the Florida sand you need something under the jack. When I was in Florida last week at my folks house I parked on an incline and it was a pain to get the thing level. I used a bunch of wood to get her level. I probably have 50lbs of wood in the under bed storage locker.

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Yep...they do help under the stab's.

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