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grashley

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Blocks under Stabilizer
« on: March 24, 2020, 07:23:32 PM »
My FW has a powered rear stabilizer.  It has 24" of travel, but even when perfectly level - which is rare - I need 18" of travel to touch the ground.  About half the time, they are just plain too short, sometimes by a foot.  What do you use?

I can use concrete blocks at home, but I do not want to carry that weight, or toss them  around when camping.  I do not really want to carry a 2 or 3 foot stack of "lego" blocks.  I have seen tongue jack blocks, but the tops are less than ideal.  I could make a wood platform 12" square by 18" tall, but they would not be light, either.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 07:39:37 PM »
Hey Gord i use 10inch square 2x2 blocks stacked 3 high stacked like lego blocks they are light but because of the square footprint works well. Just place 2 2x2s 10 apart then 2 more at 90degree  and 2 more at 90 degrees again like a latice block works great

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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 08:18:40 PM »
A friend of mine gave me a bag of the Lego blocks and I love them. My main pads are 11"x11" made from 4 pieces of 2x6 but I use the plastic when I need height. They don't take up much room.
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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 09:43:46 PM »
It has 24" of travel, but even when perfectly level - which is rare - I need 18" of travel to touch the ground.  About half the time, they are just plain too short, sometimes by a foot.  What do you use?

So Gordon you're saying that there are times when you have 36" of clearance (24" + 12") between the stabilizer foot and the ground.  WOW. That is a very uneven site.
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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 06:38:15 AM »
I like my lego blocks too, nice and lightweight.
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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 07:50:39 PM »
So Gordon you're saying that there are times when you have 36" of clearance (24" + 12") between the stabilizer foot and the ground.  WOW. That is a very uneven site.
I did on one site.  With the front almost on the ground, the FW was level.  Otherwise, a GREAT COE campground at Rend Lake, IL.
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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 09:18:28 PM »
I carry 40 of a the LEGO blocks and 7-8 4 foot 2X6 boards.

We used to camp in some pretty difficult places.  Not so much anymore.
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Re: Blocks under Stabilizer
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 07:02:37 AM »
I carry lumber.. But.. I recall one campground in Las Vegas.. As I passed I spoke to the site holder "Clean Level Sites" with a laugh.. Under one corner of her trailer I forget if it was a stack of 24 or 40 Lynx Leveler blocks.  (The other side was not nearly as well stacked) She laughed as well.
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