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Old 09-25-2015, 10:25 AM   #15
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These come to mind to being as close to "self-leveling" as I can think of. Technically, the ONLY "self-leveling" would be the motor homes and/or trailers that have self-leveling features built in.

Anyway, here's my thought of a "manual" self-leveling chock. What do yall think? (I actually like this...just too tight to invest in them )

http://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Mfg-3...s_8522943011_5

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Referring back to the OP, what are "self-leveling" chocks?
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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We recently purchased an Anderson leveler chock for our 16ft Scamp & it works wonderfully! You only need 1 per axle. It will "only" give you max 4in of lift, but I think they have another model for a few more bucks with a couple more inches. Highly recommend it!
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:21 AM   #17
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Dunno how OP's original post turned into looking under the hood...

But BALs wont work for me. I camp at alot of places that have a concrete patio. I love to back my trailer with the wheels nearly touching and not have a gap to step into. So a Bal wouldnt work there.

I use the "LEGO" blocks...the yellow stacking blocks that are kept in a vinyl bag. MOST of the time, it only requires 1 block to level! IF two is required, I simply lay another in front and can use them to "stair-step" so backing or pulling the Scamp upon them is easy. I also will place extras in front and back of the wheel if necessary to have somewhere to lay the "chocks".
FYI --- The BAL wheel leveler takes about 3" from the edge of the tire to the edge of a concrete pad. That's all. It also is the chocking mechanism around. The tire is captured between the plates and can't go anyplace. No backing or pulling forward to drive up on blocks. Easy to fine turn leveling. No slipping off blocks.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:47 PM   #18
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I use the plastic Leggo type leveling blocks. I carry 2 bags of them. Some I use under the tire to level and some I can use under the stabilizer feet or front jack if need be. I usually find myself camping off pavement on uneven ground.

Swing your front jack down and place a measured stack of blocks under neath and you will do a whole lot less cranking.

If you use a pop-up type awning, you can stack some under the awning legs by the trailer and now the awning clears the door.

The blocks are light and easy to store and can be used in other places. It makes them very versatile. They come 10 pieces to the bag.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:57 PM   #19
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Steve, I've only got one bag and have found them to be plenty...but I'm not an "off road" man so more may be required for stacking. I also like to use them under my stabilizer jacks, front jack etc.

FWIW, some use the ones that are "hollow" or you can see through. I would NOT want these as they're much easier to disappear into muddy ground!!

So, here's my opinion:
GO: (these are the ones I use...go lucky got them from a couple for $15)
RV Leveling Blocks, 10 pack - Cp Technologies Company RKCW819010 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World

NO-GO:
Lynxlevelers RV Leveling Kit - Walmart.com



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I use the plastic Leggo type leveling blocks. I carry 2 bags of them. Some I use under the tire to level and some I can use under the stabilizer feet or front jack if need be. I usually find myself camping off pavement on uneven ground.

Swing your front jack down and place a measured stack of blocks under neath and you will do a whole lot less cranking.

If you use a pop-up type awning, you can stack some under the awning legs by the trailer and now the awning clears the door.

The blocks are light and easy to store and can be used in other places. It makes them very versatile. They come 10 pieces to the bag.
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:24 PM   #20
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The Innovation Camper Levels are awesome & easy to use. ...
I agree. Very easy, very compact. -- Anne
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:15 PM   #21
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For what it's worth: "Motor" and "engine" later came to be used interchangeably in casual discourse. However, technically, the two words have different meanings. An engine is a device that burns or otherwise consumes fuel, changing its chemical composition, whereas a motor is a device driven by electricity, air, or hydraulic pressure, which does not change the chemical composition of its energy source.
All of which is sorta irrelevant since I was only referring to a private joke between Lyndon and me in order to get him to respond to the post.
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Are you supposed to post private jokes on a public forum?
Mine was a joke too, but not private.
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For what it's worth: "Motor" and "engine" later came to be used interchangeably in casual discourse. However, technically, the two words have different meanings. An engine is a device that burns or otherwise consumes fuel, changing its chemical composition, whereas a motor is a device driven by electricity, air, or hydraulic pressure, which does not change the chemical composition of its energy source.
I tend to disagree. Simply search "motor definition" and you will find:

"mo∑tor
ˈmōdər
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noun
1.
a machine, especially one powered by electricity or internal combustion, that supplies motive power for a vehicle or for some other device with moving parts."
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[moh-ter]
Spell Syllables
Examples Word Origin
noun
1.
a comparatively small and powerful engine, especially an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
2.
any self-powered vehicle.
I emphasize this last line in bold because it demonstrates the "fluidity" of words in our English language. "Motor" is not only the device which propels the vehicle, it can also be the vehicle itself.

Hubby's dealership in 60's and early 70's was known as "Hanford Motors." They primarily sold Volvo, but also had other automobiles.

"Hanford Engines" would have had a definitely different interpretation for the business.
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I don't think you can 'tend' to disagree since what the Wiki entry said is: "Motor" and "engine" later came to be used interchangeably in casual discourse".
I would think you either agree or disagree, but can't tend to disagree.
In any event, you would be disagreeing with yourself.
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In any event, you would be disagreeing with yourself.
I tend to disagree with this comment.

Which is to say, I prefer not to jump down your throat (at the moment), but my inclination could go in that direction. "Tending" to disagree may simply be a "kinder and gentler" method of entering into the discussion and presenting an opposite view, without hostility.

I could go deeper into the debate and present more research, but it really isn't worth the time or energy, is it?
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Nope.
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Meanwhile, back on topic...... I used scrap wood for the first year to level our Scamp but recently bought a set of the yellow plastic blocks and a couple of wheel chocks as well. I have not used them yet but expect to like them. I should say that our last two trips I used every piece of wood I had to level up. Wood under both rear stabilizers and one wheel took a lot. I will still take all my wood but it will be for backup.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:01 PM   #28
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I made a wooden one that looks like an Anderson leveler and it works pretty good.
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