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Old 04-06-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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Leveling Challenge

Need help with a leveling challenge. When parking at our storage facility, I need to raise the right rear duals on my 06 Fleetwood Discovery 10-12" in order to successfully level with my jacks without raising the rear wheels completely off the ground. I have a similar problem when parking on the street in front of my home. I have attempted to make do with 2x10's but that is a back-breaker due to the number required and the weight. I am considering Ramble or Lynx blocks, but am concerned that the height may be too much for them to be used safely. This is my first RV, so am searching for the best solution short of finding a new storage facility and moving to a flat street. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-06-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Bob, we have a similar problem at home, we went with the 2x10 solution. Our total height is only 6" though, and only on one front wheel. We use about 7" of 2x10's cut in square pieces under the leveler that goes with the wheel we raise. Maybe making the 2X10 solution so you can take it apart using dowels or something like that will help with the weight.

We, like your post also suggests, do not completely level with the 2x10's, the levelers take care of the last 2-3".

We have used Lynx blocks in a campground to raise the back end, but only to about 7", I would not trust them any higher. With 7" I needed to use two sets under each wheel, IIRC.
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The 2x10's get the job done, but they are such a bear to work with. I am thinking some kind ramp might be an option, but haven't found anything yet that was affordable.
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bzumwalt.......Can't you leave the wood ramps in place at the storage facility? I would make a 6' long wooden ramp sloping to 12" high and leave it at the facility. You may want to make one at home (6' long) and put a set of wheels on the end at drag it around.
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Could you park it the other way round? On a sloping site, I'd be very leery of unloading the wheels that have the parking brake.
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At the storage place why do you need it level?
Just don't run the refrigerator when parked there.
Nothing else needs to be level for storage.
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Is there any down side to not storing level, other than the fridge?
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The only potential problem is frame twist if you have side on an axle of the coach much lower than the other three. We have this problem in our driveway where we store the coach and it twists the frame enough to where the door scrapes the top of the door frame. That's a big reason why we use the 2x10's.
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Look around home construction sites. Glue lams, an end piece cut on a 45 makes a great 6" ift and the coach walks right up on them. And if your lucky its free. This is a great place for nice clean firewood too for the camp.

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Thanks to all. I think sticking with the 2x10's are my best bet for now. Although I did find some really nice aluminum bus service ramps that would easily raise her up 12 inches. Only problem was the price tag ----- $3500!

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Using the 2X10's and tacking them together to form the ramp may be the simple solution. you need 4 of them when stacked to add up to 6" Cut the bottom 2x10 with a 60 degree cut on one end. Make that board 3ft long. cut the next one 4" shorter with the same angle cut and stack it on top and do the same for the next 2 each being 4" shorter. Screw them together and you have a strong ramp that will do the job. Every board you add will increase the height by 1 1/2" and you may need to add length.
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Add a piece of half inch plywood to the bottom to prevent the 2's from splitting
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