Which levelling blocks are best?

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  1. elizabethh7802

    elizabethh7802 Read Only Funster

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    We gained a pair of Milenco aluminium levellers with our van and used them for the first time at the weekend - a lot of sweat and turning involved to then have to do it again the next morning so we could drive off in van to theme park so we are looking for an easier alternative!
    We have seen the yellow Fiamma levelling blocks but there are several types - any recommendations for which is the best or is there an alternative to the Fiamma?
    Thanks for replies.
    Liz
     
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    the plastic ones will be just as heavy as aluminium ones.



    or do you mean the caravan type which wind up and down ?


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    Fiamma ramps are as good as any.
     
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    just get used to not using them. never used them at all myself .learn which way the sink /shower drains and park acordingly. also if free parking its not parking if things like that are used.
     
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    Not always possible...even many 'level' pitch's/sites arent level.
     
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    i know but still havent used them .like the way the oil pools to one side of the frying pan as well. you can get used to it .
     
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    We bought a pair of Fiamma Magnum ramps when we bought our first van and used them successfully for over 5 years. When we bought the Burstner it came with some orange ramps (make not known) which we used with no problems on a few occasions. However, when we arrived at Stratford the grass/wheels were so wet that the van wouldn't climb the (smoothish) ramps. We solved the immediate problem by turning them upside down (smooth side to the grass).

    As a result then bought a pair of Milenco Quattro. We chose them over the triples because we had room for them and they gave the extra option. Used them for the first time last weekend and found them effective - and easier to use offset (nearside front wheel on the top level and offside front wheel on the bottom level) to level(ish) both front to back and side to side.

    As regards levelling in general we are happy if it is "near enough" and only use the ramps if not.
     
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    Dont need 'em.....I have four of these.

    turn a key, move a 4 way gimbal stick. :thumb:


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    Yes, but with the length of a Yank you have to allow much more for the curvature of the Earth :Laughing:
     
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    I bought some of the Milenco Quattro levellers a couple of years ago as I could 'feel' my way up them more easily when I was a solo traveller.

    However, I did not like the way that the tyres sat on the pointy-bits (technical term) especially if I wasn't going to be moving the 'van for a few days.

    I've gone back to my Fiamma wedges and got myself a man to guide me up them :Wink:
     
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    How about these wedges when there's no man about ? ...:Wink:

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    I've got used to the Milenco Quattro levellers, having tried the Fiamma varieties. I think it is like everything, you find the type you like and leave the others in the garage at home! (note to self to have a clear out).

    One thing to remember, if you are on levellers and it has rained, when you come off, the water on the roof has to go somewhere.... keep windows closed and anyone outside the van, standing back.
     
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    But if you were using whatever to park level, the should the rain have not run off ? :Blush:
     
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    Modern fridge freezers will not function correctly if the van is not level causing the refrigerant to not circulate round adequately :Sad:
     
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    I agree John...!!!not always possible, and WHY:Doh: Would you....want to park looking into a brick wall. no view..even under trees....No solar, No TV :Eeek::Doh: but my water runs away ........and many other reasons... just so the water runs away.... when you can put a couple of plastic blocks/ramps if and when required:Doh::Wink:..they are not always needed but when required......it is ramps for me, just a simple Task

    I can understand a little more with Alan on a Artic/5er...
    Mel:thumb:
     
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    Just jumping on the back of this thread....I have the Fiama yellow ramps and they now starting to brake up on the bottom corners due to rough stones on the ground we have parked on and the weight....so I am looking at the Milenco Quattro. the rough parts that you park on ...are they a problem for the tyres or not....as one lady funster has mentioned :Doh:

    Mel
     
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    Had the Fiamma ones.. in fact two sets and both folded up after a while
    Now have the big Milenco's and so far ( 2 years of hard use ) they have performed really well

    Would LOVE a set of jacks but on a Euro wobble box the weight and fitting is fairly problematic :Sad:
     
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    No, they are shaped to hold the tyre, and the "sharp" ridges are not going to cut the rubber on the treads, they just give more grip

    They are also designed up to 6000kg capacity
     
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    hi canopus .i would say modern fridges are much better than the old ones .
    but far better to have a compressor fridge . they just work.
    i laugh watching so many play about with wedges and bits of wood .
    cant have adventures with out a bit of a slope . hee hee
    life isnt just straight lines and square. you dont fall off the end ,the world isnt flat . ha ha
     
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