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Old 05-25-2021, 04:03 PM   #1
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What do you use for blocks under stabilizers?

Ok so upon switching to a 5th wheel I discovered that my pieces of 2x12 were not good enough to use under the stabilizers. Every one of them has cracked down the middle. I have snap pads that I didnít install yet because of conflicting reviews. My rear stabilizers are 8Ē above the ground when retracted so they wonít be a problem. So my big question is: what do all of you use under the feet to block it up?
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Pressure treated 2 x 6s about one foot long. They last for years.
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I made my pads with 2 x 8s and 3/4 inch plywood. The pads are about 15 inches square. I cut two pieces of 3/4 inch plywood into 15 inch squares and then sandwiched two 15 inch long 2 x 8s between the plywood using construction adhesive and screws.
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:28 PM   #5
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I carry four 4"x6"x16" blocks.
I have 2 orange Linx stacks.
I also carry four pcs of 3/4" plywood thats the same size as the Linx. Problem with the Linx is when you're on softer ground the Linx don't maintain pressure since the bottoms are like honeycomb. Thats what the plywoods for.
The blocks mostly stay in the truck unless the spot is really off level and I need to build up some height.
I've broke a few Linx over time, but the blocks are still there.
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:45 PM   #6
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Ours has a four jack auto level system. I've tried most everything and have hit upon the Anderson Jack Blocks. I was tired of stacking 2Xs and my original thought was they were way to spendy. But after using them I realized they were worth the money. When one cracked and I emailed Anderson about it, I found out they 100% stand behind their product. They sent a new one under their lifetime warranty without any cost or shipping to me. Great company and a quality product. Way easier to deploy and store than any other thing I've tried.
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I did the same thing as Burgmark, except I used 2x4's, and made them 12" square. I carry 6 of them and use them under each stabilizer. Best thing I have ever built. I also use the snap pads and love them.
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I carry 2 small cutting boards and 2 6"x6" blocks

I use the blocks under front landing gear so inner leg doesn't have to be extended very far and the cutting boards under rear stabilizers

OR blocks under stabilizers and cutting boards under landing gear legs

Just depends on which end of site is lower
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2 x's sandwiched between plywood. RV weighs 33K, not going to trust it to some plastic crap blocks
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An assortment of 4x4's, 6x6's, and 2x10's. Also throw some 2x4's, depending on the situation. The 2x10's occasionally crack, but not much. I don't use them individually, which helps prevent them cracking. Usually stack 2-3, depending on the site. I like the flexibility the assorted wood gives me.
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With my old trailer I had some thick left over laminate ends and a variety of 1x and 2x materials. With that trailer the drop legs had pre set pined height so to be level I needed to block under it.

With the current toy hauler I do not use anything other than snap pads on all 6 of the hydraulic legs. We mostly boondock and spend almost 1/3 of the year in ours.

What are you trying to achieve by blocking?

What conflicts have you seen with snap pads? We love ours. We frequently stay at an area in the wet spring. With my old unit it was not uncommon to completely sink a 1' long 4x4 block or similar. With snap pads, never a problem. They are nice and firm on paved surfaces with no need for extra "protection".
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We've got a bunch of 4"x4"x16" pressure treated blocks as well as 4 6"x6"x16" blocks. Beware that some places will ask for plastic or other non-organic blocking when insect invasions (ants mostly) are a problem. Happened to us in California.
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2x6s sandwiched between plywood--wont crack or split.....use treated wood if you like..
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We have Lynx Levelers. Guaranteed for 10 years, rated for 40k lbs, made in the USA, and only $40. Can't beat that combination.
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