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Old 04-12-2019, 12:49 PM   #31
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Levelling option

When I first got my van I installed airbags front and rear, thinking I would cleverly use them for leveling the van. Tried it once and it was too much hassle (I donít have auto onboard air and had to use my portable compressor).
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #32
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I'm a big fan of the "rocks" leveling technique. For me it's part of the fun of setting up camp.

But, it only works well if you have 4x4 low-range, for crawling up your rock towers without pushing them or overshooting. I've tried it with other vehicles, even a 4x4 Sprinter van (no low range), and it doesn't work out so well.



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Old 04-13-2019, 09:37 AM   #33
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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.

DITTO Scott. A shovel, dirt, on rocks or log work fine! I do have a couple -3 2x4's because I use them for my snow chain install so they stay on board and fit anywhere!The pic above this post is fine but if you have a shovel build a base to stabilize the rocks. The pic looks like moving around in the van can cause it to slide off because of the way the upper rock is tilted. I've had it happen!
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:56 AM   #34
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Just wanted to shoutout to Eric thanks again for making his rocks so readily available for us all to use. These are the ones weíve used for the last 6 camp trips.

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Old 09-19-2020, 10:42 AM   #35
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Shenrie I think its so funny you mentioned this again. Since Eric introduced his post on this thread, any rocks we use at a camp site we automatically announce our appreciation (as if he were standing there)...a phenomenal campaign he's started!
Kinda like a show tune you cant get out of your mind - doesn't matter how much time lapses, you always remember the words.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:58 AM   #36
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Yep, it’s standard camp lingo now. When we pull up to a new spot we get out and usually say something like “see if you can find some of Eric’s rocks so we can get leveled out” but with finding this new spot we stumbled onto I just ask the wife to jump out and ask her to guide me back up onto Eric’s rocks since no one else seems to be using this new spot and the rocks are always right where we left them the weekend prior.
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