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Old 07-04-2021, 06:50 PM   #1
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Favorite leveling blocks?

There must be a thousand different leveling block options out there. What are your favorites? I do a fair amount of boondocks camping and like all van campers, space is a premium. I'm thinking a set of 2x6 blocks might be best even though they're heavy. What are others using?

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Old 07-04-2021, 07:48 PM   #2
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We use Eric’s rocks

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Old 07-04-2021, 09:20 PM   #3
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I carry a couple big wood blocks who's main purpose is to assist with the jack if I have to lower the fuel tank to change the fuel pump (again) Since they are really buried in the rear box, I don't normally take them out, instead I use what ever rocks are handy, but occasionally i do use them if it's less work than hunting down appropriate rocks.
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Old 07-04-2021, 11:08 PM   #4
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We use Eric’s rocks
We also have been granted permission to utilize Eric's well distributed rock collection, in the absence of these we carry 6 RV Stabilizer Pads (basically indestructible). They are larger (12x14x2) than the normal RV leveling blocks so work better with larger tires, and easily handle the weight of heavier builds. At 11,500lbs, I had been crushing some of the plastic Camco style leveling options (which are much smaller at 8.5x8.5).
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Old 07-04-2021, 11:15 PM   #5
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I've been out checking my rocks this past week. I have a sh*t ton of em in Colorado. Took some pics of some, noticed lots of people using them without permission but it's all good. I have plenty. You guys enjoy. The collection is too vast for me to keep up with.


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Old 07-05-2021, 07:46 AM   #6
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Thanks. I have found that rocks work a point.
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:05 AM   #7
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I started out with Douglas fir 2x6s and cracked them all in short order. I now use horse stall matting. This stuff comes in 4'x6' matts and is 3/4" thick. Cut them up in whatever size works for you (I think mine are around 8"x18"?) and stack them up to whatever hight is needed. I think I carry about 10 total and they are almost indestructible. And since we're already on topic... I downloaded "Bubble Level for iPhone" and just choose "Surface Level" then put the phone on the floor board next to me to instantly see which corners need the blocks.
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We use:Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers ...they are like legos and we can fit five in-between our goucho bed wall/frame and the water tank, house batteries...have only used a few times because we (also) have Firestone "airbags" that do a good deal of leveling if needed...back to levelers, maybe $30 for an 8 pack? Hard plastic like a milk em'
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:01 PM   #9
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we haven't used these as levelers or extractors, but they're in the van!
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:16 PM   #10
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We tried to use the rock method on a recent trip to Maine and could only find one that worked (needed two). Three of us spent 15 minutes looking for a second that would work, to no avail. The dumb thing is that I had Lynx Levelers in the van but I was too lazy to dig them out.

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