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Old 03-25-2016, 12:35 PM   #29
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Pressure treated wood is what I use. Wood won't last forever, but the pressure treated stuff will last longer. Light, easy to handle, and an eight foot long board can be cut into four pieces easily.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:55 PM   #30
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Pressure treated wood is what I use. Wood won't last forever, but the pressure treated stuff will last longer. Light, easy to handle, and an eight foot long board can be cut into four pieces easily.
Yes, I currently have pressure treated 2X12's cut 16" long doubled and I laminated the whole works with 3/4" plywood on ether side. I call them suitcases as I put handles on them! They are both heavy and take up a bunch of room. My trailer has very very little outside storage so I mounted an aluminum truck tool box between my gas tanks and front cap. It is a narrow 12" box and I keep my batteries and those suitcase blocks in it. (BTW, great way to lock up those batteries!) The blocks are only a tad over 4-4.5" thick though and I need a lot more to take up the space I raised my jacks. Even without blocks my jacks reach the ground but the less you crank them down the more stable they are. I'm thinking of building some 12" X 16" blocks of 2X4" on edge with 3/4" plywood on them. The 2X4's would be on the perimeter and one across the center so it would have some hollow space in the block to lessen the weight. These could go against the ground and the solid blocks on top. I think it would work. That would give me about 8.5-9" thickness at the 4 corners. My center jacks could remain as is. They jack down to 8"X6"X3" blocks.
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When using X Chocks is one sufficient , or two needed ?
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I bought two, and use them. haven't thought of using just one yet.
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When using X Chocks is one sufficient , or two needed ?
I don't have them yet, but you want to actually chock both sides while camping. Just one will indeed keep the trailer from wandering off on it's own while in storage mode, but in theory the trailer could just pivot around the chocked side. Having both sides chocked really helps with the pivot like movement which comes across as back and forth movement to the occupants. It won't eliminate it, just helps.
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We were having the same problem. Lots of shaking until we realised that when we were putting the slides out, it was relieving the pressure from the stabilizers on the opposite side. When we began tightening them again, the shaking due to movement was very substantially reduced.
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