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Posted: 01/11/19 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You are not building a house that has to be plumb and square, you just need for your frig to work right.

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Posted: 01/11/19 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been using one variation or another of my DIY Lynx/Wood leveling system for years with a number of different trailers and can fine tune side-to-side level within 3/4". I have 2 folding bases, one with a base layer of Lynx mounted to the base and a second base with no Lynx mounted to it. Should I level and find I'd still like to lift the trailer's low side a bit more but less than a full Lynx I can place the high side non-Lynx base under the Lynx base. Works like charm, level is just about perfect every time. [emoticon]

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The Lynx cap blocks will gain you a little from the tire not pushing into the block tops.
Sometimes you have to accept tolerances. Perfect is the enemy of good enough.
The cap blocks are also great when you only want a single layer and can link it together to stop them from sliding apart.


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SoundGuy wrote:



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Where did you find the Lynx half width blocks? What is their proper name for a search?

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To those saying it doesn't matter, and within a block is good enough, you just don't get it. [emoticon]

I'm one of those level-sensitive types. I need to be very close, or I'm discombobulated all day long. I also get carsick easy, and get motion sick in movie theaters, it's probably all related...

Anyway, I used 2x10's on my old trailer, to get a 3/4" lift I'd put one under only one of the tandem wheels on one side.

That obviously doesn't work for you (as you're single axle), and it doesn't work for me anymore with the motorhome. So I now pack a few pieces of 3/4" plywood for the fine tuning.

I'm just wood on wood and have not had issues with slippage. Maybe to use plywood with your blocks you could add rubber to one side of the wood, then put the leveler legos on top of that?


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Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.

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Some great tips -- thanks! And yes, I should add that DW is very sensitive to un-level conditions. This is not about the fridge -- it is about her comfort, which (as you might imagine) is pretty important to me. [emoticon]


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Posted: 01/11/19 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

prichardson wrote:

If you have tandem axles putting a block under just one will achieve a 1/2 block adjustment.


How has everyone missed this? This is the answer.


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ependydad wrote:

prichardson wrote:

If you have tandem axles putting a block under just one will achieve a 1/2 block adjustment.


How has everyone missed this? This is the answer.


So are you suggesting the OP add another axle to his trailer? [emoticon]

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Boomerweps wrote:

Where did you find the Lynx half width blocks? What is their proper name for a search?


Lynx manufacturer doesn't offer half Lynx so I made my own, cutting them on my table saw.

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