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Old 02-06-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Leveling Blocks/Ramps > 4"

The last 2 times we have been out we have been stuck with seriously unlevel campsites that required up to 6" of correction. I had never needed that much before and didn't have enough blocks and the ramps I have only go 3". When I went shopping for more blocks I noticed that all brands had warnings to not use over 3 inches high.

How do y'all manage situations like this? Are the block manufacturers just covering their southern extremity and trying to limit liability? Or can going 4" to 6" actually be dangerous?

Are there any other leveling products out there that can safely go that high?

Any other ideas?

All help appreciated!
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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2X10s, 4X4s, and if you can find them 8X8s cut 6in high. Careful stacking and using different directions can get you quite a bit of height. You can also use the front jacks to raise the front wheels, then block under them.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:07 AM   #3
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By the brochure, I see the leveling jacks were an option for your coach. Does it have them? As "ThePowells" said, you can block under the wheels and jacks to gain some altitude.

We have three sets of Lynx Levelers (at 10 blocks each), plus four caps and two chocks. I believe the Lynx Levelers can be stacked up to five inches high; I could not find the instruction sheet to confirm that. I have stacked them that high, though, and tend to "follow the instructions," so I suspect that five inches is the manufacturer's guidance.

I also put jack pads under the blocks when on soft ground. That gets me another inch in height.

Depending on the rear overhang of your coach, and the campground rules, sometimes it is possible to remove a few inches from under the high-end tires and solve some of the un-level issue that way.

If things are too far out of level, I'll usually request a different site.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:37 AM   #4
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I'm with ThePowells. In our old Suncruiser, I always carried an assortment of 2x6 pieces and a couple of 4x4s. Cheap, versatile, burnable if you need emergency firewood. The tallest stack I remember doing was 5 pieces on the right front tire in Kodachrome basin SP in UT.
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