Originally Posted by WDW
What type / size of wood or blocking do you carry. We have levelers, but I was wondering if I should carry some type of wood for under those pads or the tires in the event of soft ground.
Do you carry plywood strips for when parking on asphalt pavement?
What has experience taught you?
You will find there's lots of types and styles of "lumber" folks (guys) carry or, do not carry on these coaches. Some guys do not bother and level their coach with whatever the earth provides. But, there's many on here, including myself that carry small lumber yards to augment leveling practices. Leveling is always an argument on here and other forums. But, the main point is, to get your coach as level as possible for multiple reasons.
I have for years, carried quite a few blocks and ramps to help get my coach level, without taxing the jacks too much. It's my preference. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, is fairly heavy so, I carry (4) 4x10x24" with a ramped edge. Those are primarily for the rear. I carry (4) fabricated blocks, each made from two, "4x6"x 11" pieces, capped top and bottom with 3/4" ACX plywood. All is glued and screwed together and a coat of urethane is applied to at least try and extend their service life.
I also carry a batch of those yellow, plastic "Leggo" things from Camping World. The times and needs of any of those wooden blocks are determined by each camping situation. Some will require no additional help other than the jacks hitting the ground and, lifting a bit after the bags are emptied.
And some, will require not only the use of the big ramps but, also some digging on opposite sides. I've done it all. I'm not one of those "It's good enough" types. I'm the one that has to fix a damaged fridge etc. if the coach is not level and the fridge self destruct's 'cause I was lazy.
So, based on experience, you'll eventually determine just what you WANT to carry and, what your compartments WILL allow you to carry. Below are some pics of the blocks I built goofing around one day.