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Old 10-31-2020, 08:55 PM   #29
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I carry a set of these ramps. !6,000 pound rating, and weigh 17 pounds. They will lift up to 6 1/2 inches.

https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ps/A-p8607582e
Those look great, except there's no flat spot in the middle, so you'd have to go part way up the ramp and then chock it, if you only need 2 or 3 inches of lift. A neighbor has similar ramps, he always uses them when he's working on his lower profile vehicles. Makes it easier to get under them.
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Those look great, except there's no flat spot in the middle, so you'd have to go part way up the ramp and then chock it, if you only need 2 or 3 inches of lift. A neighbor has similar ramps, he always uses them when he's working on his lower profile vehicles. Makes it easier to get under them.
You are right about no step. I just usually go a little past where I want, then apply the park brake. It will roll back a bit, but with practice, you figure out how much.
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I cut landscape nails for pins (cheap). Stacked one set boards and drilled through all 3 boards at same time so all 4 holes would line up when stacked so pins would go in easy. I labeled the sets A, B, C, D so I wouldnt have problems with pins holes lining up to put pines in. Cut down 2 sets of landscape nails, 1 set cut for 3 boards in height the other set cut shorter for just 2 boards. Since landscape nails have a head on them I drilled a counter sink on top a boards so nail heads would set flush. I also put a peace of angle aluminum as a stop on the top board just for little precaution.
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:53 PM   #32
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Just to wrap up... I added chest pulls, like I have on the sides, to the backs. Also decided since I can't stack the Lego/Lynx blocks to the same height as these platforms, if I need to level the motorhome side to side I'll put both of these on the rear duals, and use the Lego blocks for the front tire(s). I have two packs of those, so I should be able to level up just about anywhere.
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Old 11-05-2020, 06:05 PM   #33
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Very similar to what I had for my 34' Thor class A.
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levelling ramps

nice design, but all that wood adds ### weight.
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nice design, but all that wood adds ### weight.
27 pounds each, I usually travel alone so that will be like a 54 lb passenger😁
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I use horse mats and cut them into 12" squares and leave 2 at 12" by 36"
This makes them very versatile, you can add, subtract as you need and they do not slide or break. We boondock most of the time and these mats can be used to get out of soft sand as well.
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I use horse mats and cut them into 12" squares and leave 2 at 12" by 36"
This makes them very versatile, you can add, subtract as you need and they do not slide or break. We boondock most of the time and these mats can be used to get out of soft sand as well.
Great idea,how thick is a Matt?
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I think they are 3/4".....maybe 1" but you can stack them as high as you need with no slip. If I have to go high, I start with two and the next would be 4 and then 6 and so on........very versatile....
I've used them to raise the back of the truck to raise the front of the fox and on the fox's wheels as well....any combination can be done
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I have exactly the same levelling blocks for our Class A, made them the same way using 2 x12s. Have had them for about 6+ years now, all I did different was I added a 3/4 piece of scrap plywood to the bottom. Im sure 1/2 would do the same job. Screwed and glued the crap outta them during construction and they are still going strong. If anything, the plywood on the bottom would stop any splitting, if they were prone to.
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A long time ago, I used wood blocks. But, I never fastened them together. I don't usually need very much leveling. However, I have, a few times had to block up under my leveling jacks when the jacks were extended to their full extent. Usually, I am lucky enough to get a fairly level site, but not always.
I think the home made ramps are nice to have handy and they look good.
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Leveling blocks

I use PVC trim boards, 1x10, cut into ~14 pieces. Theyre very light weight, last forever, impervious to weather, and will flex enough to conform to the ground if needed.

I find the 3/4 dimension more useful, more often, than 2x4 lumber. I still carry some 2x10 blocks just in case I need some real heighth.
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I have exactly the same levelling blocks for our Class A, made them the same way using 2 x12s. Have had them for about 6+ years now, all I did different was I added a 3/4 piece of scrap plywood to the bottom. Im sure 1/2 would do the same job. Screwed and glued the crap outta them during construction and they are still going strong. If anything, the plywood on the bottom would stop any splitting, if they were prone to.
Good to hear. I don't know if you read down further in the thread but I did add half inch plywood to the bottoms, and I glued and screwed the heck out of them too. Even if the bottom one does crack, I think it'll all hold together.
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