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Old 06-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #43
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I use 12x12 3/4 inch plywood. the bottom is made up of 2 together. Then 1 took 2 - 2x4 's with a notch cut out. They can be laid flat or on the side in an X. I then can place another section of plywood on top. Now I have reduce the amount of wood I carry, put have ways of various levels.
As for the wheels I have now gone to the building blocks (yellow) purchase 3 set from CW for a special price of $17. This covers: all 4 back tires, or 23 front tires or 1 side of the RV (40ft Diesel)

Found that this gives me the best option and has reduce the weight to carry. So far working great.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:40 AM   #44
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This was the only way I could get the RV level in my driveway. 6x6 with 3/4 inch plywood on top. So between the ramps and air leveling I can get my coach level. I have smaller ramps made up to use at Campgrounds. 4x4 with 3/4 inch plywood on top. I have not used them yet. But it allows me to level about 10 inches from front to back.
The main difference between your solution to the splitting problem is that I am using 3/8 inch plywood on the top and the bottom of my 2x8 blocks. The sandwich is 2 1/4 inches high. I also taper the ends like you do to keep them from being pushed by the wheels.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:10 PM   #45
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The only reason I get down on the ground and put blocks out is that if I need to jack higher then the jacks reach. AKA the parking lot here at the Hospital. Most all camp sites are almost level to start with.
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Hi Gascap,
Was thinking blocks cut from Stall Mats seemed like a good idea and Tractor Supply here in the US has them at $40.00. Only downside is a 4' x 6' Stall Mat weighs 100 lbs and I'd want that amount of surface area. I'm already too heavy. Can't find the weight of Tri-Lynx RV Levelers but they've got to be a lot less than that. WallyWorld has the Tri-Lynx RV Levelers @ $31.96 x 4 = $127.84. So... guess I'll go spend the big bucks. But thanks for an otherwise good idea.


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As to the weight of them then you can split one with a friend as it does cut up into lots of pieces. The thing cost us less than $50 since we got it at a deal. Besides Thom can lay several of them down to put under the coach to work on it too. Some also hold down the outdoor carpet so it does not fly up, rocks I trip on but these I don't. There are any number of things we can and do use them for.
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Because I'm a newbie to automatic levelers, I will only add 1 thing. Make sure you have a step to augment the gap between your bottom step and the ground. This past weekend I used the Lynx levelers as a stop-gap measure but will be purchasing a folding step before our next trip.
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Gascap is the cat for one thing but that's ok.
I knew that. I just figured Gascap was in charge of the leveling blocks since they're down at his level. <grin> BTW... we don't have any pets at the moment but we're looking to get one or two cats to live aboard with us. Trying to figure out a litter box location.


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As to the weight of them when you can split one with a friend as it does cut up into lots of pieces.
Yup... turns out the weight penalty for Stall Mat blocks isn't too bad, if you cut them down to 8" squares. DW bought two Tri-Lynx Leveler packs that contain 10 each. They are 1" thick but only 8" X 8" and weigh .625lb each.
If you cut a 100lb Stall Mat that is 4ft X 6ft into 8" squares that gives you 64 blocks and they weigh .54lb each. But they're only .75" thick so you need to stack more of them to get a given height.
A 40" stack (53) of Stall Mat blocks would weigh: 28.62lb
A 40" stack (40) of Tri-Lynx blocks would weigh: 25lb

So... the Stall Mat blocks are a very economical alternative to the commercial Tri-Lynx blocks with a very small weight penalty.
Thanks for the great idea.


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