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Old 05-25-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Plastic blocks

I have a number of the stackable plastic blocks that I am carrying with me for a "just in case" scenario. We have been using oak blocks under our level up jacks, when I'm not too lazy. The wood has seen better days and is cracking. Will the blocks sustain the pressure/weight of the jacks as they raise the trailer?
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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They will support the jacks. However they will sink into the ground a little since the backs are somewhat hollow. They will also fill with mud and dirt.
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It's true that they become dirty and sometimes pebbles get caught in between the interlocking bottoms, but for the most part they can withstand the weight of a trailer.

I've been using them for the past seven years, and I still have all of the blocks I originally purchased. A few of them have chips knocked out of their sides when I probably placed their edge on a stone and then put our weight on them.

We use them to level not only the tires from side to side, but also under the stabilizers. In fact, we use them when it becomes necessary to change a trailer tire, by creating a two-sided pyramid, seven-high stack - it works great!
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:25 AM   #4
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8.1al hit the nail on the head. Carry a couple square pieces of 1/4 plywood a little larger than the plastic blocks to use in soft soil, and you'll be covered. Otherwise, they work great, are light weight and take up little room.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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We use them with no real problems.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:07 AM   #6
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We use the Ramble Jack Pads under our plastic blocks to prevent any sinking. I think they would work well with the 6-point system.

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Old 05-25-2013, 06:12 AM   #7
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I took some of the Trex type deck boards and made blocks to go under the landing gear and rear jacks. Attached a handle to them for easy pick up. They are a little heavier than wood blocks, but they don't soak up water from rv park water sprinklers or rain. I just carry them in the bed of the truck when on the road.

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Old 05-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #8
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I use the lego blocks for under the jacks and the tires. Only problem I ever had was when it is really hot and the ground is soft they will deform some. But they eventually go back in to shape it seems cause they will all stack later on down the road.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:52 AM   #9
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We have been using them for years....no real problems.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:40 AM   #10
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We use the stackable Lynx leveler blocks and have had great success. Like others we use them under the tires and jacks. We have multiple sets and one is a little over 25 years old and going strong.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:57 AM   #11
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Only word of widsom--how did I learn this? After an extended 3 month trip to eastern Canada and NE USA, we were heading home and stopped in Louisville, KY. Had a great time BUT--when we removed the stacking blocks to set up--we had picked up some ants some where and they came out. Well it was a good time to clear the basement and rid ourselves of critters. The ants stayed in the blocks since that is the only place there was any dirt. And the basement got cleaned up very nicely--Thank you! So, I will continue to use them--and check the undersides before returning them for the ride down the road.
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When I remove my Lynx leveler blocks from underneath the stabilizers and/or the tires, before putting them away, I pound them on the tread of my truck to remove excess dirt, pebbles, and/or critters. I then take my gloved hand to get rid of the rest of the dirt.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:13 AM   #13
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I guess I'm one of the few who use wooden blocks on my trailer. I just pick up leftover scraps from building projects and cut to right demension. If one cracks I just replace it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:19 AM   #14
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I clean my Lynx levelers as much as I can. I've been known to have to get out a flat bladed screwdriver to scrape out the dirt in the corners or to pry out rocks. I do like their interlocking ability and their unexpected strength. Over the years they have incurred some cosmetic stress damage from the weight of the rig and the levelers on very uneven dirt or gravel, but I hear a phone call to Lynx will get new replacements for free, but I haven't tried this yet. Just remember not to stack them more than 3 high under the wheels

Beside the Lynx levelers I added the Lynx caps which are about half height of the levelers. This creates the flat top many of us desire plus with their 1/2 height I have been able to get very good granularity of height leveling. All these seem lighter than a single block of 2x8 wood blocks. I have two bags of levelers plus a few caps.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:22 AM   #15
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One of our favorite campgrounds, Chester Frost Park, in Chattanooga, TN requires blocks to be used and MUST be wood. I prefer wood anyway, even under my 6 point leveling system. They seem to make unit more stable. CFP usually has free wood pieces available for those who don't have any. On hot days the plastic will sink into the asphalt pad and cause damage.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:47 AM   #16
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I saw an article where the rubber pad used in horse trailers and the back of some pickups was cut into 12 by 12 squares to use under jacks and tires. I never tried it, looked like work, but they would be rugged
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I clean my Lynx levelers as much as I can. I've been known to have to get out a flat bladed screwdriver to scrape out the dirt in the corners or to pry out rocks
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That's exactly why I like my pieces of scrap wood, I don't have that problem
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #18
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I used the plastic stack able blocks. Only problem I had with them is on slops I had the feet move a bit (didn't come off completely, but enough to scare me). Now I used these home made stands, one under each BigFoot pad. The is a lip on them to keep the feet from sliding out.



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Old 05-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #19
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We carry plastic and wood blocks.

One advantage to the wood blocks is you can spray them with bug spray and after a few times or so the blocks have soaked up the spray and kills the bugs before they climb too much further up onto your rig.

We park quite often at the coast where the ground can be wet and over a period of a few years the blocks need replacing.

We primed and painted new blocks with several coats of paint to make them last longer but now we don't have the advantage of the blocks holding onto the bug spray. We carry bug spray and spray when it looks like its a site where we'll need it. We'll also spray a ring around the tires sometimes.

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