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Old 04-03-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Levelling option

Hi all,

Based on your experience, what are the best levelling option for Van when you are in the campsite (to avoid sleeping the hard down;-))

I see block option but also like curved option.

Any advices/recommendation in that respect?

Thanks
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:15 PM   #2
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I have a pair of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Leveler-Ander...%2C187&sr=8-16
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:36 PM   #3
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Weight dictated my decision (Van is at 11,500lbs) & have 12.5x35's - found early on that the Camco type plastic blocks are all too small in size for 35's and break easily - I now use 4 of these simply because they hold up without issue and quite frankly are indestructible:

https://www.amazon.com/Buyers-Produc...r=8-1-fkmrnull
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:00 PM   #4
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Consider getting a horse mat (https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...bber-stall-mat) and cutting strips out of it. Mine are approximately 9" wide X 18" long (just stack them up to whatever height you need). These are widely available and very affordable, one mat should give you enough to share with a buddy...
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:19 PM   #5
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do you like it? why better than blocks? thanks
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:38 PM   #6
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I use them primarily. You get more height variability/choice with the shape. Easy to use and no real set up.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:10 PM   #7
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Rocks. Works great. I have a large collection scattered all over the world. Feel free to borrow them as needed.

Also, 2x6/2x8s cut up for leveling can double as campfire kindling when needed. Cheap and simple to replace.

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Old 04-03-2019, 10:12 PM   #8
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I've had pretty good luck using GoTreads, which are primarily designed as a traction aid, but I've only used them for leveling. I'll often use my MaxxTrax if they're handy. Of course, I've have to admit to using a few of 86Scotty's rocks.



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The prettiest camp sites are often on a slope. I carry three 10 packs of these, and am considering adding more:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They hold up OK, but I've seriously dented a couple of them. I'll also use locally sourced logs and rocks.

Our bed is set up so that our heads are in the very back next to each other. Years ago I tried to level both the front and the back of the van. It turns out that that's a waste of time. Given where we sleep, I just need to level the back, and we're fine. That realization saved a ton of work and required fewer blocks.

I keep thinking that there must be some way to put a small jack inside my suspension to make this work, but I have not figured out how.

Edit: I tried using stacks of sections of 2x8, but you really need to screw them together if you want to pull onto a significant pile of them without them flying every which way. At that point the giant lego pieces start to make sense.
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Thanks Scotty for the rocks, I've also used them. Rocks and logs do work well when available, and they are the first choice behind parking as flat as possible.

I've got the Lynx levelers as well, but rarely use them.
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