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Old 05-15-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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Leveling block recommendations

The time has come to purchase leveling blocks. Any recommendations on brand, shape, size, quantity?
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Leveling block recommendations

I really like these Linx Levelers:


I have two sets, but I'm 4x4 and my tires are 34" with a lot of travel. I think you'd be good with a single set.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: Leveling block recommendations

I have a set of the Camco ones. No complaints, but I've only used them twice.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-44505-Level ... ing+blocks
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: Leveling block recommendations

I have used the Lynx for many years but just recently bought these Anderson Camp Levelers.

Makes it real easy the first time to get it right. No backing up and adding another level to get it perfect.

Here is a quick video

https://www.andersenhitches.com/Product ... veler.aspx

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Re: Leveling block recommendations

I have a set of the lynx levelers and they work fine. I have issues with getting the front tires onto the levelers though. When I try to back up onto them, the rear wheels go up onto them fine, but the front ones just get pushed by the tires. Are there any tips or tricks to get them to drive onto them easier?
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Re: Leveling block recommendations

I have one set of the Lynx levelers and have been very pleased. No issues. Thought of buying a second set but I have only needed more than what I have only once. I haven't experienced the front levelers moving.

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I have a set of the lynx levelers and they work fine. I have issues with getting the front tires onto the levelers though. When I try to back up onto them, the rear wheels go up onto them fine, but the front ones just get pushed by the tires. Are there any tips or tricks to get them to drive onto them easier?
Put it in 4lo

But yeah, even with the bigger tires they'll skitter instead of being driven up on without being in 4x4.
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I have a set of the lynx levelers and they work fine. I have issues with getting the front tires onto the levelers though. When I try to back up onto them, the rear wheels go up onto them fine, but the front ones just get pushed by the tires. Are there any tips or tricks to get them to drive onto them easier?
Put it in 4lo

But yeah, even with the bigger tires they'll skitter instead of being driven up on without being in 4x4.
Thats what I was afraid of. Those of us without 4x4 will just have to deal with it I guess.
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I have a set of the lynx levelers and they work fine. I have issues with getting the front tires onto the levelers though. When I try to back up onto them, the rear wheels go up onto them fine, but the front ones just get pushed by the tires. Are there any tips or tricks to get them to drive onto them easier?
I had the same issue with the Camco's on pavement. They just slid no matter how slow I went. They work great on dirt and grass. Damn two wheel drive.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:40 AM   #10
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Re: Leveling block recommendations

I use the Lynx levelers too. They can be found at Wal-Mart if you want to pick up a set locally (if Wal-Mart can be considered local...).

The one time I don't like the Lynx as much is once you start needing a higher stack. You only really get "half a block" on each subsequent level and it takes more and more since they go up in a pyramid.

A friend has a pair of plastic ramps that are nice, but they are much bulkier to store and not as versatile as the Lynx blocks (you can only use them on two wheels, unless you get more than two and that would just be a silly amount of storage space). I haven't had any trouble getting the front wheels up onto the Lynx blocks even with 2WD. Maybe because I grew up driving on snow - developed that feather touch

Side bonus, one or two Lynx blocks make a handy "set down" for a trailer tongue wheel, and keep it from rolling around too (there is a divot in the center). I've heard of people using them to make a "path" to get out from being stuck but have never tried it, so not sure how well it might work (not that most of you need that anyway, what with the 4WD and all )

I'll have to check out the "MOMA looking" red scythe shaped ones - interesting.
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