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Posted: 07/29/22 06:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.


And you have to hope the anderson doesn't slide and you have to pull forward and reset or go find the rubber mat.

I usually get it right the first time with boards...so again, it's pretty much a wash.


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Posted: 07/29/22 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.


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spoon059 wrote:

In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.


I place a level on rear bumper. Determine number of blocks needed...drive aboard.

Most importantly. The blocks have never slipped. Which is why the Anderson is somewhere in the back of my storage compartment.

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schlep1967 wrote:

When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
Nope, if you need three inches of lift, 6 blocks is plenty. That's about 2.5 inches, with is fine. It's not rocket science.

Either way works, just whatever you're happier with.


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schlep1967 wrote:

When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
Nope, if you need three inches of lift, 6 blocks is plenty. That's about 2.5 inches, with is fine. It's not rocket science.

Either way works, just whatever you're happier with.

So you just stack 3 straight up? I always put down 3 then 2 then one in a pyramid so it goes up a ramp.

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I have a bubble level app on my phone. I place it on my rear bumper. Every 0.62° off level requires 1" of board under the tires.


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schlep1967 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

schlep1967 wrote:

When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
Nope, if you need three inches of lift, 6 blocks is plenty. That's about 2.5 inches, with is fine. It's not rocket science.

Either way works, just whatever you're happier with.

So you just stack 3 straight up? I always put down 3 then 2 then one in a pyramid so it goes up a ramp.
For me, two blocks equal about 2 1/2 inches, so I only need three for each wheel. If I use 3 blocks it will be too tall by 1/2", so 2 1/2 inches is close enough. One block leading up to the two blocks. Works for me.

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Question, I have been using these levelers for years and I've never had any issue. I guess I should be worried about them slipping but I have no idea how that happens. Could someone explain...

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Seems pretty self-explanatory to me: they slip when you try to back up/pull forward onto them. The complaint seems to be mostly when on smooth concrete or the like. It's like anything else: nothing's perfect.

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