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Old 11-18-2014, 12:43 PM   #29
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We use wood. We put a 4x4 on its side under the jack, plus enough 2x lumber to level if the front is on the low side of the site.

We have several lengths of 2x lumber on hand for leveling the low side of the wheels. Once, we put a 2x8 (2x6?) across the top of two rocks and parked the wheels on the "bridge" to level the trailer on a fairly steep side hill.

We keep four 3/8 plywood pads for each stabilizer. Our '71 has small feet on the bottom of the stabilizers and the wood helps on soft asphalt or damp ground.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #30
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I have been parked where there was a huge slope and the shim capability was good.

The plastic I have come to detest as they will allow things to 'slide'... which can be a good feature... but, not when you want stability... important on the tongue jack...

So, a rule of thumb... I put a 3/4 plywood 'base' to spread the 'load' and keep rocks from damaging the underside of the plastic legos... It is amazing how much easier the Airstream tires seem to 'climb' the wooden blocks... without 'skidding' the plastic blocks which can be a nuisance when trying to set multiple under our 3 axle dainty AS.

If you get some 'sliding' of the wood sheets, a couple of flat head sheet metal screws, one on each corner, will keep things from sliding. Also, you can cut a 45 degree on the leading edge of the board and line them up for a 'ramp'..

Also, the 'stabilizers' tend to move a bit on the plastic legos...so the camper rocks more on them than on a wood base.

Sometimes 'wood' is the best solution for the problem..... depends on your use of your AS.... enjoy.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:47 PM   #31
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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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I have just read that this is a bad practice. I googled "grounding trailers from lightening". Don't do what I do. I wonder how many other things I do that don't work? Now I've got me nervous. Jim


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I have just read that this is a bad practice. I googled "grounding trailers from lightening". Don't do what I do. I wonder how many other things I do that don't work? Now I've got me nervous. Jim


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I am referring to the metal ground, not the Legos. Jim


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Old 11-21-2014, 03:11 PM   #33
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I have aluminum jack stand posted by TBRich that I pur. in 1976 I only use 2/ lumber painted blue so when muddy or need cleaning simple hose off nice & clean, long for tandem wheels to level under ea. stabilizer & if have to get jack stand higher stack 2/ under stand, only had 1 leveling board slip since 1962
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