Levelling blocks

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  1. Mags52

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    Pretty mundane I know but ... we have ordinary yellow levelling blocks we got for our caravan. They are not the really big ones and they dont have a dent in the top to keep a wheel steady. Just simple cheese wedge type things. Will these do the job for our motorhome or do we need something different?
     
  2. Janine

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    I've been using this type for the last few years with no problems and they are small to stow.

    My only worry was that I might overshoot the top so I've invested in some stepped ones.
     
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    Hi Mags, I recently bought some of the yellow ones and have used them on three different occasions now... I find them fine as long there is someone to shout STOP and you put your brake and hand brake on quickly:BigGrin:

    I like them because I am getting short on storage in my van and they fit snugly behind my passenger seat.
     
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    We have a set of four heavy duty Fiamma yellow levelling blocks for our 7ton RV, no problem :thumb:
     
  5. Jim

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    They might do the job. There are so many makes of these and some are really flimsy. Recently at shows. large heavy duty levelers, in a black honeycomb pattern have been selling well, they are light but they look like they need their own locker they are so big.

    You could always opt for a few bits of wood:BigGrin:

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    What fool parked his car in front of that????
     
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    Yup, those are the ones I bought from the Bring & Buy.

    Had to rearrange the whole van to get them in :Blush:
     
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    Heath Robinson ??? :Rofl1:
     
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    to get that van balancing on those unstable bit of wood i would imagine a trolly jack had to be used, those bits of wood would of shot out in all directions when trying to drive up it
     
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    Get the wife on hands and knees to hold them steady :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Oh paleeeze!
    Have you lot got more money than sense or what?
    Stop fannying about with bits of overpriced, designer plastic..

    One railway sleeper, cut diagonally in half, cover in wire mesh. Sorted.
    Not suggesting you carry six concrete blocks around but be creative.
    :Smile:
    Lash 'em to the bike rack or stow inside when travelling.
    These are the only type of ramp I've never had nicked!





     

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    Never had levelling blocks and never needed them, (I'm a good sailor) :Wink:

    I watch some peeps using them and I can never understand why. Now its gonna be just my luck too fall foul of a ski slope pitch. :Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    We have a rear lounge and I can't bear it when I stand up and walk to the bathroom and find I'm running by the time I get there, or vice versa. We sleep crosswise, and can do OK head up a bit and feet down a bit, but not much and defo not vice versa.

    Until we bought this vehicle, I had absolutely no idea how completely uneven 'flat looking' tarmac could possibly be.

    Levelling blocks are fab!
     
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    :Rofl1: But it's cheaper than having to keep getting drunk, Sedge.:BigGrin:
     
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    I carry four heavy duty Fiamma ramps PLUS chocks

    I have four of the large Fiamma blocks - take up a lot of room, but are very strong and hold my 5.5 tons Winnebago Aspect B class up without any problems. But I also have a pair of Selly 10 ton heavy duty rubber chocks that I block the wheels not on the ramps with to stop the RV settling back. The reason is an automatic will settle back as you apply the gear into park (automatic transmission) plus as we all know the American hand brake (operated by foot) are not that great. So I play safe and use the chocks.

    This weekend I needed to crawl under the RV and being a bit of the larger size and a low skirt I put one ramp under the front wheels and on the outside of the rears and drove up getting 3" more clearance and then got the boss to put the Selly chocks behind the wheels at the front before the transmission was set to park and the brake applied... worked a treat. So the bigger the better in my book, but you do have to find a home for them. Me I have then on the trailer. Would take up to much of my locker space if I had to stow them on the RV. Mine are not stepped and I manage to climb them without going over the top... not like someone called the Boss that manages to drive up and over them when asked to level the RV. Oh for the hydraulic level jacks... mind you I did see an European van still having to use wood under the jacks the other week to make good use of them. We have had to use a ramp to lift one side when we are emptying the black tank at times as well to make sure it all rolls down hill so to speak.:Sad:
     
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    Thats the best reason for having them that Ive heard yet.
    Jim
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    My antique fridge won't work if it's not level :Sad:
     
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    My antique wife doesn't work level or not :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Me Neither.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It is called thinking outside the box

    Jim you have to think outside the box sometimes... it is amazing what you can do with a ramp or ramps:Wink: How about putting two back to back and putting a hydraulic jack on them and supporting the Reece towbar (applicable to American motorhome in case you have not seen it done) when parked up to steady the back end - add the airlift adjustable suspension and you have a very steady RV to move about in. No rock and roll. Add mini American wind up step jacks (two under the electric steps) and we have a very level and steady motorhome with ramps and chocks.:thumb:
     
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