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Old 09-21-2021, 09:56 AM   #1
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Leveling using boards under tires

When you use wood under tires to level do you put boards (2x10ís or2x12ís) under one or both tandem axle tire and or the tag tire?
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When you use wood under tires to level do you put boards (2x10ís or2x12ís) under one or both tandem axle tire and or the tag tire?
I would support all tires equally if possible.
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I would support all tires equally if possible.
I agree!
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When ever I have to level the tires I put wood on both rear tandem tires. We use the orange blocks or some 2" x 10" boards I carry when needed. If I level the tires I also add the same amount of wood to the jack on that side.
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I had bad results using 2x10 or 2x12's splitting. Get one uneven surface, or a misplaced rock and pine will not stand up to the load.

I use 3/4 inch outdoor (not necessarily treated) plywood and I glue/screw two pieces together making a 1 1/2" thick x the length long enough to let both tires rest on the board evenly. As long as the dual tires can withstand the weight of the coach, I wouldn't worry about the tag.
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Sounds like to raise the rear on one side one and one half inch I will need 4 boards two for the tandem s one for the tag and one for the jack. If my math is correct to raise both sides in the rear takes 8 boards and if one side of the front is low I would need 2, one for the tire and one for the jack. With that said how many boards and what lengths do you carry?
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I had bad results using 2x10 or 2x12's splitting. Get one uneven surface, or a misplaced rock and pine will not stand up to the load.

I use 3/4 inch outdoor (not necessarily treated) plywood and I glue/screw two pieces together making a 1 1/2" thick x the length long enough to let both tires rest on the board evenly. As long as the dual tires can withstand the weight of the coach, I wouldn't worry about the tag.
I have noticed others doing this, not supporting the tag. I am sure plywood would hold up better than pine boards.
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I do not carry boards. I carry the leggo looking RV level blocks. Lighter, stackable and more compact.
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I do not carry boards. I carry the leggo looking RV level blocks. Lighter, stackable and more compact.
Do you recommend a specific brand
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I am needing to do similar on my TT. I already carry some short boards for tongue and stabilizers, but I need to get some longer boards for the wheels. I never like to put the stabilizers or the tongue jack down on the ground, like something to keep them out of the dirt/above the water if it rains. Is my OCD showing?

Perhaps because my TT is lighter than your MH, I don't see an issue with the boards as opposed to plywood, etc. I tend to think the boards would hold up better than the plywood.
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Buy a 4X8 sheet of 3/4" marine plywood. Grade not critical unless the "look" is important.


Have it cut into pieces and epoxy/screw pieces together. VERY strong.


Varnish with polyurethane to make clean up easier.


This will last the life of the coach.


I am not sure you need to do anything under the tag axle. When parked, the drive axle is plenty up to the task of supporting the static load.


And, as already suggested, you need boards sized to support the whole tire footprint (front) or both tires on a dual application.
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Buy a 4X8 sheet of 3/4" marine plywood. Grade not critical unless the "look" is important.


Have it cut into pieces and epoxy/screw pieces together. VERY strong.


Seal with polyurethane to make clean up easier.


I am not sure you need to do anything under the tag axle. When parked, the drive axle is plenty up to the task of supporting the static load.


And, as already suggested, you need boards sized to support the whole tire footprint (front) or both tires on a dual application.
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I have cut a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" pressure treated plywood into 12" squares that I put under the jacks on the low side of the coach ( I carry 12 of the squares) and have a set of 2' 2" x 12" rough cut boards (purchased from a saw mill and about 3" thick) that I place across the dual wheels or front tire as needed (I carry 4 of the boards). I never use more than 1 of the rough cut boards under a tire since I believe the additional height reduces the effectiveness of my wheel chocks.
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I was able to obtain a used set of four BigFoot outrigger pads at a very low cost. I use them and a half inch rubber pad, if needed. If I need to, I can stack two high with the rubber pad sandwiched in between.
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