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Old 06-18-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
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How much blocking do you carry for leveling your rigs.

We had 20- 3/4 x 12 x 12" but some sites we need more.
I just found a 6 x 6 that I cut into 4- 12" pieces.

Also have one 2 x 10 long enough to go under the tires.

I'm thinking in most sites it's overkill, but we have had some slopping sites where we didn't have enough
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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How much blocking do you carry for leveling your rigs.

We had 20- 3/4 x 12 x 12" but some sites we need more.
I just found a 6 x 6 that I cut into 4- 12" pieces.

Also have one 2 x 10 long enough to go under the tires.

I'm thinking in most sites it's overkill, but we have had some slopping sites where we didn't have enough
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:48 PM   #3
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I carry two peices for each wheel on one side of the TT. I used 2x10x12-14" times two and one 2x10x50. Thus,I can raise one side 3 or so inches as needed or raise both sides if muddy or too low. I also carry anextra wooden step 5hx12dx24w for entry as needed.

Also carry other odd pieces for whatever use.

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Old 06-19-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
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I use the lego style plastic squares for leveling my fiver. They take up much less space and are so much lighter weight than wood. I have used them to raise one side up as much as 3 inches.
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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Some folks have posted that using one board long enough to support both wheels can cause major damage if the board tips up when first contacted by a wheel. A search will discover many threads about leveling blocks do's and don'ts. I carry about 8 2"X10"X14" pine boards(the untreated are much lighter). Proper placement has sufficed for many years this way.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:03 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by baddwalk:
I use the lego style plastic squares for leveling my fiver. They take up much less space and are so much lighter weight than wood. I have used them to raise one side up as much as 3 inches. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here. They are great and are easy to store.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:53 PM   #7
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Lynx levers for under the necessary tires.

I bought a couple 8' 4x6 wolmnized timbers. Cut them into 12" lengths. Glues and screwed them together on the narrow side. Provides me with a bunch of 6x7x12 blocks. I stack them under the landing jacks to minimize the length they are extended (the shorter they are, the mor sable they are). They fit under my 5er hitch when not in use.
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:33 AM   #8
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I carry 2 2x12x7ft for my triple axel and avoid campgrounds that dont have level sites. I would think messin with boards and blocks to level your rig is inviting disaster. I also carry 2 12x12 pads for the front jacks. These I made from 2x4's in 2 layers. Bottom - east to west and top north to south and crewed together. I put a canvas strap on each to make it easier to pick them up and handle them.
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I bought 4, 2x10x8' cut one to 6' and one to 7' to put under the wheels on the low side. Then cut the rest up into 1 foot sections that I put under the landing gear and stabalizers. I store the cut up pieces in a milk crate or 2.
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Another postive vote for the lego type blocks from us. We have used them for 7 years now, never had any problem at all.
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I use 2 2x8 PT for leveling and also cut them the length I need to use a bed seperators in my bed liner cut outs. This helps with storing stuff in the truck and keeping the sticks out of the way. It works well for tandem axle TT but I don't think triples would fit the width of the bed.
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I use 2x8's the top one about 12" longer than the centerline distance between axles. The bottom one, about 16" longer. If I need more than 1 1/2 inches, I stack them. Then to prevent them from flipping up, I used a radial arm saw and beveled the end at a 45 degree angle. The bevel acts like a ramp, and the boards can't flip up.
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I use a inflatable bag,Here check out this page. Look for leveling hybrid

http://community.webshots.com/user/waltmcg
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We use the LevelAir bags.
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