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Old 11-11-2014, 03:16 AM   #1
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Do you use stackable leveling blocks or 2x10s under the trailer's jack?

I've seen pics of leveling blocks under the feet of the trailer but what do people use under the front jack? Do you bring the jack down pretty low or do you use multiple blocks or wood rather than crank the jack down?
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:33 AM   #2
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Do you use stackable leveling blocks or 2x10s under the trailer's jack?

I'd rather not extend any of them fully , but use short pieces of wood cut from 2x10x16 pressure treat used under tires (Michelin recommends wood under tires no matter the surface). I also use a device which allows the tongue to be shifted from side to side.

I used to use plastic, but became disappointed in them. The wood, however, has a real weight penalty.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:46 AM   #3
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We use a cast aluminum jack stand under the tongue jack or a flat aluminum diamond plate in the front, whenever we plug into electric. Too many sites have poor grounds. Potential risk of electrocution.
Wood is the cheapest leveling boards for under the wheels for longer stays. Stabilizers do not usually get boards or plastic. Battery powered drill gets them down and up fast, no need for boards.
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I use jack foot unless additional height is needed or there is soft ground. Then I use lego blocks.
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Under the wheels I use 4' 2x12 pressure treated, it's much easier to hit a 12" than 8" or 10". Under the tongue jack I use cut pieces, 6" long of 4"x4" pieces of wolmanized woood. I stack them in twos, then the next row if I need it in the opposite direction and so on. I've had to use as many as four rows, as I don't like to extend the tongue too far.

I know the 2"x12"x4' are heavy, but I figure it's simply part of my workout routine.

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I have been using a rubber stall Matt for horses, made from recycled tires.
It comes in a large sheet 4'X5' and is 3/4" thick, cut up into 8"X10" pcs. 1 sheet made 36 pcs. More than enough for most any leveling. They seem to hold up well although they are heavy, but the cost at about $.50 each and the fact that they are recycled well it's a done deal. I use an old milk crate to store then in the truck, I do not take all of them just about 15 pcs. More or less.
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I use either leveling blocks or wood cut offs as required. Depends on the angle of the pad.
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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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I used to use all wood, but weight of the wood and the space it took up made me change. Now I use a combination of wood, plastic, and aluminum jack stands. I carry a set of plastic leveling blocks, a dozen 2x6 and 2x8 wood blocks. I also have a wedge built out of 2x wood that I use for driving the trailer onto if I need to change a tire. Occasionally I have used that wedge for leveling on a very un-level parking spot in the mountains. (each situation dictates which I use)

I got rid of most of the pressure treated wood and replaced with lighter untreated.
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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.

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Great advice everyone. Thank you!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
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I use cedar boards run through the table saw for a couple of kerfs on one side to stabilize them from warping for leveling and under the jack when needed. They're light and easy to use.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:52 AM   #13
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I have one of these. Much easier than blocks.

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Old 11-11-2014, 10:02 AM   #14
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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?
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