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Old 07-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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I just got some of them yellow leveling blocks, When putting them under the rear wheels, Do you put them under both rear wheels? I also see that i need a board to put them on. Stone beat the crap out of the plactic ribs so bad that i can not stack them together.
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Yes, you need to put them under both dual tires. If you only put them under one tire on a dual set, it may be possible to overload the tire that is on the blocks and cause premature failure sometime in the future. Also be careful to make sure the blocks support the entire tire, if some of the tire is hanging off the blocks it can cause damage to the steel belts.
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And, I read one tire manufacturer report to not use the leveling blocks that have the hexagonal ribs, as that also does not support the whole tire.

So yes, both duals, fully supporting the footprint of the tire.

I use the hexagonal to ramp up to a 2x8 with 5/8" plywood on top. Gives me about 3 inches per board, plus the plastic underneath if needed.

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I gave up on those yellow blocks when we had our previous MH. I made my own using 2 x 8's and they worked so much better! According to the width of the tire you may need to use 2x10's or 2x12's.
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I say no, and only block one.

Your tire and wheel does not have the stresses put on them that on road travel produces and one tire blocked properly is sufficient, IMHO.

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So yes, both duals, fully supporting the footprint of the tire.


Good luck.
Agree, it's easier on the tire (s).
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I use the orange "Lynx levelers", they sell a "Lynx Cap" (a smooth piece that fits on top of the leveler). I would never park my tires on the hexagonal surface. They work fine for me. Yes support both tires, I am parked now with both right rear tires on them.
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I gave up on those yellow blocks when we had our previous MH. I made my own using 2 x 8's and they worked so much better! According to the width of the tire you may need to use 2x10's or 2x12's.
I use 2 X 12's doubled and glued/screwed at 90 to each other. One under each tire as per the Michelin RV Tire Guide.
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I say no, and only block one.

Your tire and wheel does not have the stresses put on them that on road travel produces and one tire blocked properly is sufficient, IMHO.

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No wonder people have tire trouble, then blame the tire manufacturer. You better go read the tire manufacturers guides, what you're saying is totally against what they say and show.
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When in doubt!

Michelin Site Click on Tire Guide when you get there. Look in sidebar index for RV Leveling.
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