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Old 06-18-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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Right now we don't have anything for leveling or stabilizing our 13' Boler. It would be nice to do both. Recommendations, links, etc. would be appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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Leveling from side to side is done with blocks (or boards) under the tire on the low side. Back to front is with the tongue jack. Once it is level, then the jacks underneath are used to stablize it in it's already level position.

Here's a recent discussion on Stabilizing Jacks.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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Some people use a gizmo called a BAL tire leveler instead of the blocks. Other's have tired it and didn't like it. I have no experience with it.

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Old 06-18-2006, 08:17 AM   #4
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I use simple 2x6 boards to which I've added some pieses so that they lock when stacked.
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Some people use a gizmo called a BAL tire leveler instead of the blocks. Other's have tired it and didn't like it. I have no experience with it.

BAL leveler
Wouldn't be without the BAL leveler. I've decided to use it even when parked on level ground as a chock. Once pressure is applied to the wheel, the wheel isn't goining anyplace, dual duty.
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Recommendations, links, etc. would be appreciated.
This is what I use for [b]leveling:
"Lego" Leveling Blocks
"Hoppy" Calibrated Level Set
This is what I use for [b]stabilizing:
"Stacking Jacks"
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:26 PM   #7
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I use linx levelors and the stacking jacks. A bottle jack to raise slightly if needed.

I had to take my stacking jacks to a welder and have them cut down. The smallest ones are too high for my stock axle/frame height most times. He didn't even charge me.. cut cut, burn burn.. done in a minute.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:35 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the great information! Some very good options for both leveling and stabilizing. I'd never seen the lego blocks or the bal leveler before, so fun to hear about these things also.
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Thanks everyone for the great information! Some very good options for both leveling and stabilizing. I'd never seen the lego blocks or the bal leveler before, so fun to hear about these things also.
The "lego" leveling blocks come in very handy for lots of things. The metal feet of the "landing gear" stabilizers sometimes need a larger surface, as does the tongue jack. I ran into a case where the spot sloped is such a manner that I didn't have enough tongue jack range to get it level. I put Lego blocks under one wheel, BAL leveler under the other. Had to put lego blocks under the rear stablizers. All this raised the trailer enough to allow the tongue jack to do it's job.
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The "lego" leveling blocks come in very handy for lots of things.

I ran into a case where the spot sloped is such a manner that I didn't have enough tongue jack range to get it level...
That reminded me of our set-up at Cambria. Check out the "Lego" blocks under the stabilizer jacks. We also used some under the tongue jack wheel. We have 2 sets of ten; it took all 20 blocks to get level.
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I used almost all of mine at Cambria too.

The "Lego" blocks are actually called

Linx Levelers

and are available in almost any RV store. I got mine at Wally World. Don't recall the price.. mid $20 range.
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After cracking the sides off several of the yellow type, we purchased the bright orange Lynx Levelers. We'll see how they work this weekend. http://www.lynxlevelers.com/
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I wanted something to prevent backing right over the stack of interlocking levelling blocks, and found the Lynx Stop 'N Chock™, which interlocks right onto the Lynx blocks, with a one-block step built into the base. Since only one side needs to be raised for leveling, I only got one of these chocks. I think it works well.

Around here, that 10-block Lynx set is at least CDN$60, and the matching chock is about CDN$20.

A local RV dealership's parts guy told me that Lynx also have a thin top cap block in prototype ("available soon"), to provide a better surface for the tire to rest on.
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I'll have to get one of those chocks. I back onto my levelers and have to guess at the center. The chock would sort of make it REAL hard to overshoot, eh?

Its also a snowballs chance in Arizona in August that the trailer will roll off the levelers once set up, but it would give me the warm fuzzies to have one in front AND the back.
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