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Old 05-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Stabilizers

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I'm a newbie TT owner. I was wondering, other than wood blocks or cinder blocks, what other methods and material do others put under their TT stabilizers and front post when parked in a campground?
The trailer sits so far from the ground, I seem to have to use several blocks stacked up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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On our last TT the frame was 22" off the ground which made extending the stab jacks almost all the way out. Unfortunately there's not an easy solution. We just carried some 4"x6"x16" with us. I probably had 8-10 of them. We tend to camp on dirt or gravel sites that aren't level and sometimes we've had the wood blocks stacked 3 high in the front. It was a pain but it's just the way was. We also carried one set of Lynx levelers. Used them here and there as needed. If I had to do it over again I would by 2-3 sets of Lynx levelers as they are lighter and pack smaller. We've moved on to a 5th wheel now and just have 2 sets of the Lynx. Only have 4 jacks instead of 5.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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I use wood 2"x6"x16" pieces as well as 4"x"4s (have to put 2 of them together) if I need them. I carry the wood in a milk crate, it has always been enough, and I have been in some very uneven camp sites. I do carry a 6"x12" square block of wood to put under the tongue jack.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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The pads under the stabs spread the load out so on softer ground they won't sink and become loose. Though we've had the back end past the gravel and had to build up, I carry a bunch for that. I use the Lynx legos under the tires to level, we have three sets. We camp a lot at forestry sites.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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I have three sets of Lynx Levelers that I got at Wallyworld that I use for the stabilizers and the front lift. Same concept as wood but much lighter to haul and move. I do use 2*6's at the house for the trailer so I don't have to drag out the Lynx Levelers. When we leave, I leave the wood at home.
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