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Old 05-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #29
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I use the BAL leveler on the lowest tire when on uneven ground, portable stackable aluminum stablizers under the frame where the tongue is attached, and the trailer's rear stabiizers' wheels chocked when not using the BAL. I also carry stacking leveling pads for use under the stabilizers on uneven/wet ground. I do love my BAL!
So when you use the BAL you don't have to chock the wheels?
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:59 PM   #30
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We bevel both ends of a 2x6 board to drive up on if needed. Also we have a 1x4 piece of treated wood to place under the stabilizers in case we are in sand. Also use a 1x4 under the awning feet. We have a large plastic tub to store dirty (or wet) things in the back of the tow vehicle.
I noticed that a few of the people using wood in this thread are close to the border. From personal experience wood items are coming under scrutiny while crossing the borders - I was told mine were a no no. The plastic ones might be a worthwhile purchase if you travel across borders.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:27 AM   #31
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Our wood blocks have never been questioned. The issue is firewood. Of course our blocks are painted to protect them.

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Old 05-04-2016, 10:08 AM   #32
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Wow...that's a shocker . Never thought about "wood" blocks being an issue. I carry both the plastic AND a couple of small wooden 2x6's. Wonder what these towns do about a Lowe's/Home Depots bringing in their stock from who knows where?? Same difference. If there are small bugs embedded in the wood that do not get cut or planed out, etc? Wonder if they look at Pressure treated the same?

I dunno.... just seems to me paranoia is taking over the world to the point of removing "peace" and "relaxation" from everything!

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I noticed that a few of the people using wood in this thread are close to the border. From personal experience wood items are coming under scrutiny while crossing the borders - I was told mine were a no no. The plastic ones might be a worthwhile purchase if you travel across borders.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:33 AM   #33
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So when you use the BAL you don't have to chock the wheels?
The BAL serves as a chock for the lower wheel. I do however chock the opposite wheel.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:11 PM   #34
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I use the Leggos. I also put them under the front jack so I dont have to crank so far. If you use a folding 4 legg canopy, half a bag of leggos under the canopy feet on the trailer side will let the canopy clear the Scamp door and you can place the canopy close to the trailer.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:49 PM   #35
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Our wood blocks have never been questioned. The issue is firewood. Of course our blocks are painted to protect them.

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LOL as with all things it works well until it doesnt!
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:55 PM   #36
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Wonder what these towns do about a Lowe's/Home Depots bringing in their stock from who knows where?? Same difference. If there are small bugs embedded in the wood that do not get cut or planed out, etc? Wonder if they look at Pressure treated the same?

I can tell you what they do... if they purchase the wood from across the line the wood is transported across the border with a Phytosanitary certificate accompany it.

So nope its not the same difference as you and I picking up wood locally and taking it across with no certification that is bug free.
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Rob, I always chock the wheel opposite the BAL - may be overkill.
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Wow...that's a shocker . Never thought about "wood" blocks being an issue. ...
I dunno.... just seems to me paranoia is taking over the world to the point of removing "peace" and "relaxation" from everything!
I understand the reason many of these "rules" are there. I also understand that they can change from day to day. We've learnt to check the border websites to make sure the contents of the "sealed" bag of dog food does not contain something that may have been temporarily banned.

I forget which bug it was (Emerald Ash Borer or Asian Longhorned Beetle) that is a major concern on both sides of the border. I heard they traced bug zero to skids carrying products that normally would not be inspected for bugs.

Reasonable caution should not be considered Paranoia. If you are turned back at the border, you can't try to return for 24 hours. If you are a Nexus card holder, you are considered a "trusted traveler" and can bypass the long lineups at the border. One transgression and they can pull your card. Neither is a risk we want to take.
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