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rvgrammady

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Posted: 06/18/12 07:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've heard pro's & con's on using the leveling (yellow or orange) blocks under the jacks on 35' RV. some say they break others use them.

Or what is your fix for placing something under the jacks so they don't sink into the ground or some say you need them on asphalt also?

Help.... sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.


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we use the orange (Lynx) ones. They are easy to keep clean and take up very little storage space. Also wood holds moisture, where the levelling blocks are easy to dry off before packing them away. They are lighter also.

I have heard of them fading and cracking, but the warranty and customer service on this particular brand is great. Though I have never had an issue with them yet, I've seen reviews where others have had them easily replaced by the manufacturer at no cost to them.

I have a much smaller and lighter TT than what you have though.


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I have used the lynx supports for five years and never had a problem with them, I have two sets as at times I need to place two, three under the wheels to lever my fiver.


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I often use the yellow plastic (leggo like) blocks under my jacks to either protect the ground or create a firmer surface. I carry two sets.

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We have used our two sets for 6-7 years now with not problems. We use them under the wheels, front landing gear and back jacks. We have also used them when we had to load a low setting car on a car trailer. We placed the ends of the ramps on them so that the bottom of the care would not drag the ground. We have never had any problems with them.


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We use them along with a few larger plywood blocks I made.
The plastic ones will break if the ground is uneven but they are cheap to buy.


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I use 1 1/8" plywood.

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Use pieces of wood I believe were 6x6 with holes drilled for rope to pull out after we bring the jacks up. Have never used the plastic units.


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We use 12" x 12" x 2" homemade wood jack pads. Took 2 1" boards - cross grained them together - glued/screwed, added pull handle (hook awning rod), painted with weather resistent gray. Don't use them all the time, but great when needed - just last night, we were in a cg that had a heavy rain - parked on dirt/gravel - cg required jack pads as the ground was soft.


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