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Old 12-17-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Have leveling blocks?

I need some dimensions from Camco Leveling blocks. If you own a set could you PM me so I can make specific request of the dimensions I need.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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For the cost of plastic leveling blocks that have big warts on them I don't want my tires resting on, you could buy many board feet of Western Red Cedar. It's a light weight wood but very durable. It also smells good. Cut each piece with one end at a 45 angle to make it a ramp.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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For the cost of plastic leveling blocks that have big warts on them I don't want my tires resting on, you could buy many board feet of Western Red Cedar. It's a light weight wood but very durable. It also smells good. Cut each piece with one end at a 45 angle to make it a ramp.
There is some level of irony in the fact that the OP was a tire engineer. I do think the cedar sounds like a good idea though. But I'm no engineer.....
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I had some scrap, pressure treated 2x8 that I cut to size. Costs nothing and I have enough to level my rig on any site. I even cut the ends at 60 degrees so they have a little ramp to them. LOL
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Yes it may seem strange that a tire engineer is asking the question BUT
I am asking as I want to know the actual dimensions. From pictures I have seen these plastic blocks do not seem to properly support a tire. I didn't want to add a post to my blog without facts.

Personally I use pressure treated 2x8 that are long enough to fully support my tires. You can see examples on my post on "Winterizing" and Long Term Parking
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Tireman and Bflinn, Being new to this RV'ing....is it ok to just support one of the back tires or should I be putting blocks under both? I'm using Marine plywood but if I have to go more than a couple of inches I start running out of boards.
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Dual tires should have both supported, or it puts too much pressure on the lifted one.
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Dual tires should have both supported, or it puts too much pressure on the lifted one.
I agree.
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I agree with using wood blocks, however some plastic legos have a smooth cap available that should be used.
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Yes it may seem strange that a tire engineer is asking the question BUT
I am asking as I want to know the actual dimensions. From pictures I have seen these plastic blocks do not seem to properly support a tire. I didn't want to add a post to my blog without facts.

Personally I use pressure treated 2x8 that are long enough to fully support my tires. You can see examples on my post on "Winterizing" and Long Term Parking
Here are some with dimentions from CW.

RV Leveling Blocks, Set of 4 - Four Corners D11-132 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World

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Old 12-23-2014, 04:04 AM   #11
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Buy a set of anderson levelers and save yourself time.. Just place them under the tires pull or back up and put the wedge in when its level..No more back and forth to get it right.they aren't free but it cuts leveling time down tremendously.
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They are 9"x9".

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To be clear. The blocks are 9x9 but the small squares on top support 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 based on the advertised dimensions.
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