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Old 11-11-2014, 09:10 AM   #15
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I have always used boards. Recently, my daughter talked me into buying two sets of the legos.

I have used them under the tires, and under the stabiizer jacks. They work pretty well if not on muddy soil or sand. They do clean up nicely, tho.

I'm sticking with my boards under the front jack. Call me old fashioned, but I don't trust those plastic legos under my jack. Seems like too much pressure on a very small area.

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Old 11-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #16
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We usually use wood but last time out we had a very unlevel grass site and the boards slid. So we used legos because they didn't slide on the grass.

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #17
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If I am on a hard surface, I use nothing under the stabilizer pads and nothing other than the jack foot under the tongue jack. If I am on grass/dirt/sand/gravel, I will put 1 Lynx Leveler square under each of the stabilizers and under the jack foot to distribute the weight more to keep it from sinking and having to do it all over again. As far as leveling side to side I either stack up the Lynx Levelers or planks of 2 x boards under the wheels on the low side until level. Usually you can eyeball it and see if you need 2 boards or 3 boards.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:49 AM   #18
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I use Legos as required for levelling side to side and sometimes front to back but I always maintain a non insulated earth connection on at least one of the contact points. So even at an overnight boon dock spot, like Walmart, I will put the jack down. Jim

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Old 11-11-2014, 12:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by silvery moon View Post
i use legos everywhere: Under the tongue jack, the stabilizers and, as needed for leveling, the wheels. After trying wood first, the weight penalty and messiness was more than i wanted to handle.

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Old 11-11-2014, 02:55 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by moosetags View Post
We use the Orange Lego Blocks for side-to-side leveling of the Airstream. Under the tongue jack we use a piece of treated 2x12 with a metal "tongue twister" that allows side-to-side movement of the hitch for hooking-up.

We like the Legos much better than lumber for leveling. The Legos are much lighter and versatile. On tandem axle trailers, the Legos can easily be made into a ramp to change a tire.We have done this on the road anumber of times. We used our Legos just a couple of days ago to mount our new 16" wheels and tires.

We carry three sets of the orange Legos. They weigh about as much as one or two pieces of treated lumber.We also carry four Lego caps or half height pieces.


How high did you have to go with the Lego blocks before the other tire came off the ground to change it?
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #21
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I have a tong twister I use on the front jack. I have 2 2X4 cut a little longer than the tong twister and use them as needed. If I need more then 2, out come the lego blocks. I recently purchased the Andersen levelers for side to side and am extremely pleased with them. I used to carry 3 sets of legos, but now down to 2 sets. Like others have said, on ground I use at least one lego to spread the load. If a hard surface typically not unless it his a long stretch for the stabilizers. Cordless drill speeds up the stabilizer process.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:44 PM   #22
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Dave, I like the simple operation of the Flip Jack but am wondering if it would fit inside the yoke of our ProPride hitch when up. Anyone tried it?
It extends about 4 inches back from the jack.

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Old 11-11-2014, 04:09 PM   #23
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I finally got tired of replacing cracked chunks of 2X dimensional lumber. A trip to the lumber yard for a 12 FT micro lam (engineered laminated lumber), cut into 1 FT lengths has eliminated all splitting. A combination of lumber and legos satisfies all my leveling issues.
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:25 PM   #24
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I used to use wood, but now I use the plastic interlocking "Lego" blocks all around. I did find a great use for the wood though...firewood kindling.
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:56 PM   #25
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We use a 7" cast aluminum jack it. They are also available in 4" ... made by a family in Indiana. I have ordering info if anyone is interested in them... PM me.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:46 PM   #26
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We use a 7" cast aluminum jack it. They are also available in 4" ... made by a family in Indiana. I have ordering info if anyone is interested in them... PM me.
We use the 4" version of this for our jack stand. Love it!

We also use the Andersen funky levelers for leveling, the Fastway OneStep tandem wheel chock for chocking and our factory installed stabilizers for stabilizing. :-)
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #27
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #28
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+1 tbrich - jack stands can also be purchased at JC.

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