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Old 07-21-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
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Light Weight Stabilizer Blocks

We have been carrying cinder blocks (long story) and using those under our scissor jack stabilizers. One of them broke the other week and I used a stack of linx blocks instead. They worked great, and were significantly easier to move around. Is there a plastic "block" the height of a cinder block to put under the jacks rather than buying a ton of linx blocks?

Just curious... we want it the height of the cinder blocks because we need something that tall for our local campground. We don't want to use wood.
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Wood....sorry
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Ditto on the wood blocks. They work great and won't break
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I don't use them but how about plastic milk crates?
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Brownish red pressure treated wood. Looks ok, lasts in the weather. There are also composite lumber options available in many styles, sizes, and colors.
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I use cut pieces of 4x6 treated pine. A bit heavy but never had one break or give either
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I use cut pieces of 4x6 treated pine. A bit heavy but never had one break or give either
Times 2,

paint them to add to looks.. mine are NOT painted


I attach rope to wood blocks.. to help in R&R...
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The biggest issue with wood is that we need at least a foot and a half of support in the back at our normal camping place. That's a lot of stacked wood, which becomes heavy as well.
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The biggest issue with wood is that we need at least a foot and a half of support in the back at our normal camping place. That's a lot of stacked wood, which becomes heavy as well.
Gotcha. If you find something please share. I was not comfortable using lynk blocks to build that kind of height which is why we use wood.
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That's a lot of stacked wood, which becomes heavy as well.
Yes, it is. I would also be interested in what you find that will have the strength or better than wood, but be lighter and steady stacked that high.

Still, it's lighter than cinder blocks, isn't it?
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plastic milk crates are definitely NOT strong enough. I have made 2 boxes out of 3/4 exterior plywood 16 inches square, with 2X6 treated on edge in a X shape, screwed and glued together with water proof glue, to use as a base when I need the extra height, they are lighter than a stack of 2X the same height (about 8 inches) and easier to handle, I have cut hand holds in all 4 sides of the top piece and even my wife has no trouble using them. They also give a very stable base to stack more on top of if needed. Mine are 10 years old and still going strong.
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Find a different place to camp,,, LOL.
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Here is what I made for stabilizer blocks. I made the blocks from 2 x 6 pine. The base block is 2 x 2 pine and the post is 1" schedule 40 PVC. The small plywood ring is to space the blocks apart so they can dry after a rain. A 1" PVC cap keeps the rain out of the post. I actually now use 4 heavy duty tie-wraps. Never had one break.

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