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Old 05-07-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Wheel risers

Hello folks:

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any makeshift alternatives to these wheel risers? I'd love a set of (level) ramps for the front and back that I can drive the coach on for easy service, ride height adjustments, etc. I can't see paying that much for blocks of wood though!! Lunacy.

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Old 05-07-2011, 01:59 AM   #2
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Look at Tri Lynx 00015 (10) Lynx Leveler: Automotive as an alternative.....
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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If I wanted those, I'd just take some measurements on my trailer, go get some wood and make them myself. If you're not handy enough to do it, I'm sure you could fine someone to make those for a heck of a lot less than a grand.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #4
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Why 102" long??? Do you have a tag axle to accommodate?

How about buying some 4x4 or 4x6 and gluing or screwing together?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:00 PM   #5
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As others stated, just make them yourself. Some years ago I had a tandem axle trailer and I needed to raise one side in its parking space. I measured the length needed and fabricated a unit very similar to that illustrated. My unit was tapered on each end, with approximately four feet of flat and only wide enough for one tire.
I am sure you could fabricate something very similar for much less money. Just take measurements of what you need, draw it up, and then go to Home Depot or Lowes and price all materials needed. You can easily cut tapers on the 2x members with a hand held circular saw, and then all you have to do is place the members together, drill completely thru them and install the all thread and bolts each end, and your ready to use.
Not hard at all. Go for it!
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:19 AM   #6
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Thanks, guys - I'll give it a shot, what's the worst that could happen?

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Have table saw and chop saw and that's a weekend project. Just get some good glue to use inbetween boards. You could even make it out of regular doug fir boards if you weren't going to leave it outside all year round.
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Go to GMC-BUSNUTS Yahoo group, look in the files section and you will find plans for those same run ups. They are lighter than solid wood ones, easier to move around.

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