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Old 06-09-2020, 06:50 AM   #1
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Leveling for a rookie.

Hello all. Rookie here , with all kinds of questions. This one is about leveling products.

I have a single axle and want to buy a simple but sturdy under wheel leveling product. I'd also like to avoid lugging excess wood around, for reasons of weight and others.

The "lego pieces" seem like a hassle and a little fiddly. Are the short, tiered drive on ramps a better option?

Also, I assume, perhaps incorrectly, with a single axle there would typically never be a reason to use a leveler under both wheels. Plus it seems potentially dangerous.

I already have chocks and jack stand pads.

Thoughts?
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There are multiple options for leveling, all have pros and cons. I use the lego style blocks and not sure why you tend to think they are more of a hassle over the ramp style. Pick what you like, they all accomplish the same thing. Level L to R, then front to back. Done.
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For my motorhome I use pressure treated 2x12s. They are cut in different lengths, 4', 3', 2' and I can stack them on top of each other. On the end that they would match I drilled 2 holes through all of them, and then used a spade bit to go down about 1/2 on top of each. I have 2 different sized bolts, for if I need 2 stacked, or 3 stacked that go down in the holes through each board. This keeps the boards from sliding off each other when trying to drive on them, usually this is only a major problem on the front wheels, but i use it even for the drive wheels (have to have 2 sets for the back so the dual wheels are both on boards). It works very well and wasn't super expensive. I have seen some even do angled edges so it is easier. Either wood or the plastic blocks would work for you, I can't use plastic blocks, i broke the set i had the first time using them because of the weight, so went back to wood. For you you wouldn't need such big blocks, I would say 2x6 would be plenty, and you wouldn't need near the length either.
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I have these and love them. My son uses Andersen Levelers with his single axle TT.
https://www.beech-lane.com/camper-levelers.
Simply back up on them and you're done.
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I started with 2X10X 24 boards but they all split with age and use.

I bought a sheet of 3/4 plywood, cut to 8"X24". Doubled up 2 peices with screws for a 1 1/2 thick peice.

If I need a bit of lift, I use one, cross ways, in front or behind the duels and drive up. If I need more lift, I place 2 as a base and then one more, like stairs.

I have gone as high as 6 steps high, always using them crossways under both duals.

In the front I go longways.
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There are multiple options for leveling, all have pros and cons. I use the lego style blocks and not sure why you tend to think they are more of a hassle over the ramp style. Pick what you like, they all accomplish the same thing. Level L to R, then front to back. Done.
Hi gosupes,
How much weight are you putting on them, and are they Camco (or similar)?
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I use the lego style blocks. I also carry a small shovel and if the site is to far off level I try to dig a hole on the high side to lower it some and blocks on the other side.
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This is available. It's usually used on light weight campers like popups. I didn't see the weight capacity, so that is something you would need to look at.


https://www.campingworld.com/bal-lev...E&gclsrc=aw.ds




The above link show out of stock, here it is on Amazon


https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28050-Lig...s%2C180&sr=8-3
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This is another of their products that works well with light trailers I'm actually thinking about getting the pair from Amazon. My trailer is only about 3500 pounds.
I have been using blocks forever and I sure am getting tired of having to load them and deal with them.



https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28020-Sin...15DXSN02223Y36
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Here's a good little youtube about it. The guy seems like he explained its use well.


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This guy is using both


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Yup, BAL Leveler is the way to go. Super easy and sturdy.
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