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Old 07-07-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone use those yellow leveling blocks on their Airstreams or is just buying a 2 x 10 and cutting it up work just as well? Drawbacks? Thanks in advance.
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Does anyone use those yellow leveling blocks on their Airstreams or is just buying a 2 x 10 and cutting it up work just as well? Drawbacks? Thanks in advance.
I just bought a kit at Wallmart, and they works great!

Takes less space to carry than wood blocks

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Old 07-07-2016, 02:50 PM   #3
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I use 2/8 blocks of varying lengths painted w/ust oleum blue that matches AS blue trim. The reason for painting is when get dirty or muddy just hose off, only draw back is they some times split, but def. less money than ugly yellow plastic blocks, also if mud is wet slide in grass or wipe with wet rag to remove most mud and don't have to put away nasty as yellow blocks not that easy to clean at campsite.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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I have used the Lynx levellers for years & like them.

Light weight, easily cleaned with a hose, and interlock nicely to make a solid pyramid when needed to raise one wheel on a dual axle trailer when you need to remove the adjacent wheel

Not very often I have been on a site where I need to use them to level the trailer side to side, but they do work fine for that too.

If I don't need them for other purposes I often use the under the stabilisers.

I believe mine are ten to the set and I carry two sets in the trailer.

They are usually available at Walmart for quite a bit less than RV dealers - esp. Camping World!

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I just bought a kit at Wallmart, and they works great!

Takes less space to carry than wood blocks

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I have to mention that I have 2 sets of LYNX Levelers in my trailer.
A must to have under the whells in boondoking.

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I usually use wood blocks, but also carry the lynx. I use them as extras when needed and on the rare occasions that the ground is too slippery for the wood not to slide when driving up on it.
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We use Lynx blocks (we have 3 bags, do we win a prize?) instead of wood because they are lighter and pack away easily.

We also have the yellow Trailer Aid ramp in case of a bad tire.

We also have the Andersen levelers: https://www.andersenhitches.com/Prod...r-leveler.aspx

I guess we're boy scouts or something.
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We switched to the Anderson levelers as well. They are a lot faster and infinitely adjustable (up to 4"). (I suppose if they are limited to 4" they could not be infinite.) :-)

I use the camco blocks to even out the differences in the stabilization jacks.
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The key with leveling blocks of any type is to make sure that the tire tread is fully supported by the block. Any situation where any of the tread is unsupported or where the tread is half on and half off a block puts stress on the belts that could lead to belt damage.

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I just bought a kit at Wallmart, and they works great!

Takes less space to carry than wood blocks

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Aren't those jacks for stabilizing only and not lifting to level?
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I use the Lynx blocks too. They work well with the big spirit level; each line on the level means one block on the low side.

After you are level, then you use your stabilizing jacks to firm up your connection with the ground.

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