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Old 09-03-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Leveling Aids? STOP STROKE OUT!

Curious if anyone has any creative ideas for front leveling jack aids? With safety and ease-of-use/storage in mind, I was thinking of using a couple of 10" lengths of treated 6x6's (deployed on their ends) with maybe rope handles on the sides? In our recent adventure when we boondocked (or dry camped) in a casino lot, it was pretty un-level. It would have been nice to prop the front jacks a little. Getting up in the night felt like I had been to frat party and had a little too much fun... The uneven floor was...interesting.

We really don't care for the plastic stackable ones, they seem "slick" to us, which would be a very unsafe proposition on an un-level lot. There's so many creative minds here, thought I would see what you might share.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:34 PM   #2
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I just use 2X12's cut into 12 inch long boards. I have not gotten around to adding handles They come in handy when on very uneven ground and you know you will run out of stroke! I just store them in the back of my truck.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:35 PM   #3
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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I use 2 x 10 x 12 pcs I cut from treated lumber. I have 16 of them I keep in the back of the truck. Then I have 4pcs 8 x 6 pcs when needed. I to do not like the plastic ones.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
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I too have a few 2x10 pieces to use under the jacks when needed, generally only need a few inches to overcome the "Out of Stroke" message.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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We carry 6 pieces of 4"x 6" x 8" long treated timbers left over from building deck posts. Leave them in bed of truck.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #7
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We just carry cement blocks. Put a couple under each leg as needed and a couple on the dish to keep it in place.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:09 AM   #8
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"and ease-of-use/storage in mind," missed that part Homeguy!!
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:11 AM   #9
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I know the plastic ones don't do well for full timers because of UV, but our orange stackables have served us well for 5 years as a part timer, and they all fit in a nice zipper bag.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:38 AM   #10
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I have the plastic also, light weight, easily stored & for those times that I'm worried about slipping I've cut several 8" x 8 " pieces of 1/2" stall mat placed on or under the plastic. That was the plus side of the auto level, unload all the lumber/blocks from the truck bed. Cement blocks, No Way!!
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