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Ok, newbie question. Since I am a newbie, it only seems right.

2x6 or 2x8? 3 or 4?

I had a little time tonight so I did the setup for loading and driveway camping test run. I had 2x4's so she is leveled with those. I think 2x8s would give me a bit more room, and take up a bit more room in storage and I am pretty sure I can hit the 2x6's. Looked at the Lego blocks, and 45+- bucks for them offends my Scottish side and I dont see a compelling reason to spend the cash beyond weight.


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I use 2x8s to make it easier to get the entire tire on the block.


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Here’s what I did. They work great. I cut them so they would fit in a milk crate for easy storage.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6c2nFUeD6nA


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Posted: 06/07/19 03:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blocks should be at least as wide as the tire tread when used under the tires. Stabilizers should be set on blocks wide enough that they don't sink into soft ground. You should have several blocks for the tongue jack. I carry about 16 wooden blocks and a set of legos and have used all of them on some uneven PA campgrounds.





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An 8' 2x8 from the local building supply cut into 8" squares will give you a nice supply of blocks.

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sh4717 wrote:

Here’s what I did. They work great. I cut them so they would fit in a milk crate for easy storage.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6c2nFUeD6nA

Great idea but heavy. About 100 pounds! I've been using Lynx Levelers for the landing gear and rear jacks and Andersen Levelers for under the tires. No issues over the last 5 years and maybe 20 pounds total weight.


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2x6s work fine but they split after they are driven on for awhile.
Bevel the edges.
I like the plastic blocks and mostly use those.

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Rob is right ~ they are heavy~~

Prichardson ~` a stack of 8" blocks is great. BUT how to you get your tires up on them???

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To each his own, but the lego blocks we use have lasted us almost 15 years now with no signs of deterioration. We love them.

Good luck in your decision.


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Andersen type levelers (home made), 6 pcs. of 1/2”x 12”x12” marine plywood, a 6x6x16, and a couple of 2x6x8”, and 3 sets of lego blocks have served us well for years. All the wood fits in a milk crate and the blocks hardly take any room in the pass through.
We do spend most of our time in state and national campgrounds where the sites are not terribly unlevel.


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