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Old 05-09-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Leveling boards

Any suggestions on buying or making leveling boards and what size?
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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We've used this type with great success: RV Leveling Blocks, 10 pack - Rook Industries D10-246 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
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I have used all kinds but now using homemade boards and love them. I have a Minnie Winnie. Basic design:

The base board (all boards 2x10) about 33 inches long. The next layer is about 22 inches and the top layer (3 layers all together) is about 11 inches long. Then you can raise, 1.5 inches, 3 inches or 4.5 inches. I made 4 of them and that has been plenty so far. The duals in the back take two each and if I have to raise both sides in the back I use all 4 (not done that yet) but generally don't use more than one or so. If you google it I suspect you will find some excellent designs. I have also used the little waffle type blocks but like the boards better.
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We made our own when we had a TT (still have & use them). You can get 4) 24" long & 8) 12" pieces out of 2x12's. HD cut them to length free for us & DH beveled the ends on the longer ones to make it easy to run the tires up on them. We use the 12" pieces for the jacks when needed. A short piece of rope, looped & stapled to one end of the 12" allows us to pull them out from under with our awning rod.

When they eventually split (& they will) you can either use them for campfire wood or glue them back together for another go-round.

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I made these from 2x4 construction lumber, they measure 14x14x3. Using 10' length gives the least amount of waste. I place them under the jacks, for leveling you could use 2x10x12" lumber. Use the 2x10 as pad or as ramp to drive onto the 14x14 pads.
You could buy the fancy "lego" style blocks at RV Accessory stores or the Andersen levelers. 3604 - Camper Leveler.
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I bought a 4 x 6 stall mat and cut it into 24 one foot square sections. It comes out to about $2 per square. I also made some pads for the jacks using 2 x 12 pressure treated wood and then screwed some cutting board material to each side. If the wood cracks it doesn't matter as the cutting boards hold it together.
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After having wood I bought lynx blocks. Way nicer over half the weight of wood they clean up great I personal would never use wood blocks again.
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After having wood I bought lynx blocks. Way nicer over half the weight of wood they clean up great I personal would never use wood blocks again.
+1 They last forever too. I've had the same set with three RVs. Our coach has auto levels so we don't use them as much anymore except if we are staying more than a couple of days in a bad spot where the wheels come off the ground.
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Any suggestions on buying or making leveling boards and what size?
I carry two 2"x8"x6' boards and Lynx blocks, they both work. I think the boards work better when you are in the dirt, which we are most of the time.
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After trying blocks and boards over the years in various combinations with varying success I now use horse stall mats cut in strips. They are heavy but they do a better jot and they are much easier to get up on since they do not slip.
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Get the Camper Leveler from Anderson Hitches. There are available on Amazon. This is from another thread with pictures and a demo video. I just bought two sets but haven't tried them yet.

Camper Leveler from Anderson

You get incremental lift up to 4" and the leveler is rated to 30,000 pounds. When you are ready to go just roll off. With blocks you have to set then reset if you didn't guess correctly. Buy these and turn your wood blocks into a nice campfire.
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I use 5/4" x 6" Pressure treated DECK BOARDS. Just wide enough for a tire, PT means holds up well against ground contact. As others have suggested cut into lengths to allow for single, double use with varying lengths to create a ramp up/down.
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