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Old 07-31-2019, 12:09 PM   #1
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Stabilizers

Ive always used 6x6 wood blocks under my stabilizers and I dont know why. Im looking to free up some space and make set up/take down easier, quicker. Getting rid of the blocks would free up bumper storage space and obviously eliminate having to get them out.

Is there an advantage or disadvantage to using them? Is a stabilizer more effective if only extended a short distance vs extended farther?
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:48 PM   #2
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There are a few advantages to the blocks:
1. In some cases, the stabilizer alone may not be long enough.
2. You don't have to crank as far.
3. The greater area as compared to the stabilizer foot is less likely to sink in soft ground.
4. I have seen a couple of campgrounds that require blocks under the stabilizers to prevent damage to the paved pads.


That said, I don't carry wood blocks any more, just a sack of the yellow plastic lego blocks. I use them upside down to get more surface area in contact with the ground.


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Old 07-31-2019, 01:18 PM   #3
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we use the stacking plastic blocks. sometime we use 1 or 2 per leg
we also use many under the centre lift post

since they stack, they fit nicely in the outside storage area and can be easily cleaned off
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We also use the plastic interlocking squares. Lighter than wood blocks. More adjustable for different heights and can act as a ramp/jack for tire changing and to level AS side-to-side at off level sites.
Will not splinter, rot, get moldy or attract termites either.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:52 PM   #5
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Another vote here for the plastic blocks. I keep a set in the storage compartment and use them when the stabilizers need help with the "reach". I use a cordless drill (not an impact!) to lower and raise the stabilizers.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:11 PM   #6
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Hi

Don't use any of that stuff and it seems to work ok ..... Less to haul around and fiddle with when you set up.

If indeed I *did* need to do something, I have a pretty good inventory of the lego blocks for leveling out the trailer.

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I also use the plastic blocks, and they are especially handy when the site is short and the back end hangs out over a slope or loose soil/grass. I still hand crank them - it is part of my Airstream "gym," along with the 19 lb "barbell" Equalizer hitch bars.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:48 PM   #8
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I use Lynx blocks and lids. the lids are useful to cover the Leggo like on block tops. I feel that the further the stabs go down, it wobbles more. So less cranking, the stronger the stabs are. Also good to prevent stabs from sinking in ground.
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