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Old 07-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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What size and length of wood for wheels (leveling)?

Wondering what size and length of wood to use for leveling our RV? Also I've noticed other RV'ers cut theirs at about a 45 degree angle. We have duel axles on our 2012 Coachman Catalina 28BHS. Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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2x6 cut at angle covers the entire wheel base.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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X2 on the 2x6, also have enough that you can place under both rear duals when using. Never put under just one tire.

I made mine stepped, 3' on the bottom, 2' in the middle and a 1' on top. All screwed together and the straight ends even. All front edges at 45 deg.

That way I can drive on up as far as I need. If I can't get level then, I just go somewhere else.

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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A 2x6 ain't bad. A 2x8 give a little more room for error.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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Use a set of these and 2 2x6 small boards.

Amazon.com: BAL RV Deluxe Leveling Scissor Jack Pair 24002D
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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It sounds like you're asking about what to put under tires. This is one of those questions that if you ask 100 different people, you'll get 100 different answers.

I live and camp in Florida where the ground in some CG's can be pretty soft. I've learned the hard way that a good base works great. Then I can add more blocks on top of the base without sinking. The attached photo shows my base. I have another plank about 12" shorter to put on top of this one if I really need a lot. The shorter plank creates a step for the tires to climb up on. I have other stuff to add on top of my base if I only need a little.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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Minimum you want to do is a bit larger than the contact patch of the tire on the ground. After that it is all for ease of use versus weight.
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We have two 2x8 5' long boards and one 1x8 5' long board. That's always been enough to find a combination that gets it pretty near perfect.

We stagger the boards a few inches if we use more than one so the wheels don't have to climb two stacked boards at once.

To really go for perfection, you might want a selection of small boards for under the landing jacks so both feet touch the ground at the same time. We find that if we have boards under one set of wheels a lot of times the landing jacks don't hit the ground simultaneously, and as we raise the rig it starts to list a little to one side or the other, depending on which foot hit the ground first...

However, that said, we don't usually push for perfection... nothing inside the trailer is perfectly square or level anyways!!!
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This was the worst we've had to put up with. Now all the boards are 4X6.


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The coach was perfectly level before dropping stabilizers. Had to wait to get into a better park. Topeka Ks. last year.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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wow that last pic looks like it was a chore to get level.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #11
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Wow!
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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We use Lynks(sp) Levelers,three bags full. Used them all last trip. I have pads for the stabs and front.
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x2 on the 2 by 8's.
We have ones 18 inches and ones 12 inches and also some 1by 4's.
Had and still have the Lego type but for whatever reason it seems we crush them.
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Thank you all, looks like I'll be off to Home Depot or Lowes soon!
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