Leveling Blocks

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We have a pair of Fiamma leveling blocks - one started to split last month in Scotland, now the other one is showing signs of splitting.
Only used the blocks a 6-8 times, so not too happy. Fiamma say they shouldn't be used on stones / gravel - which is a bit of a cop out, as it rules out a fair percentage of sites !

Has anyone else had problems with Fiamma blocks, and / or can anyone recommend a decent sturdy set ?
 

gasman2008

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have had a set of Fiammas for 4 years now, used them with our Bongo and with the Auto sleeper Transit. The Bongo is under 2.5 tons and the Transit is under 3.5 tons. Been OK but starting to split now, have bought some Towsure Milenco imitations look great but as yet we have not used them. The Fiamma blocks are lower so take up less room when not being used, and work fine unless the site is very sloping. I think I will replace the fiamma block when they give up. Not sure if this is any help, what does your m/home weigh?
 
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have had a set of Fiammas for 4 years now, used them with our Bongo and with the Auto sleeper Transit. The Bongo is under 2.5 tons and the Transit is under 3.5 tons. Been OK but starting to split now, have bought some Towsure Milenco imitations look great but as yet we have not used them. The Fiamma blocks are lower so take up less room when not being used, and work fine unless the site is very sloping. I think I will replace the fiamma block when they give up. Not sure if this is any help, what does your m/home weigh?
4.5t
So well within the rated limit for the Fiamma blocks.
 
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I had the yellow fiammas and thought they were absolute rubbish so got the milenco triples. These were great until I went over the top! That's my only complaint about having an automatic as you can't slip the clutch .
Anyhow got the milenco quads and these are great, as I only go up to level three to save more embarrassment ! As stated they are big especially as we only have a PVC but as soon as we stop we put them out.
 

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Another vote for Milenco Quattro -now have these monsters having tried all Fiamma types(y)
 

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Had a set of these basic Fiamma for 8 years used on everything from 8ton Rv to current 5ton rig never had a problem and used on every type of surface including snow and ice and minus 25c in the alps. Think I paid about £15 when I bought them originally.
Keep it simple my motto cant see the need for all these massive convoluted ramps about nowadays.

http://www.leisureoutlet.com/caravans-and-motorhomes/Levellers-and-Chocks/Fiamma-Magnum-Levelling-System.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwtb6hBRC_57Pvyfn66LsBEiQAtlFVu8g4tRFaY3xbvZ1uRmR4PNS0AVcSUrvPNPABbkMb32IaAgTv8P8HAQ
 

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Fiamma ones not high enough for fridge to work on some of the rally pitches we have been on!
 

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Another vote for Milenco Quattros, yes they are big, but are solidly built and being higher than most has resulted in a level van in places like the aire at Le Treport. Would not be without mine.
 

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Me too Quatros they take a lot of stick as we are near two ton up front.
I bought another set at Peterborough for £33 bargain!
 

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Fiamma say they shouldn't be used on stones / gravel

Rubbish !!!

More like soft ground, as the thin ends will not sink as far as the centre section and can flex when running up the ramp so causing stress cracks in the center.

Gravel etc may chew up the smooth underneath surface but the whole levelling ramp is supported on firm ground.
 

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Techno Its the sea level aire that needs the ramps. I wasn't impressed with the cliff top aire, slightly cheaper than below but not much in the way of views that you would expect cliff top and no electric
 

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We like the cliff top and the free lift. The sea level one is nice when the barrier will accept your cards and it isn't full
Both are in my aires gallery via the link in my signature.
The Funicular aire has been freshly tarmac'd on the upper level where the borne is.
 

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Well my Autotrail Savannah at 4.4 ton crunched through Milenco Quattros and I have now cut the broken top ends off which gets rid of both the weight and the broken bits.

They will only be used as a last resort in future - got a decent quality set of German ones which are not so high but much stronger. I also have a home made set of wooden 3" ramps which are first class.
 

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Our Fiamma ones started to split at the bottoms too, so we tried the Quattro ones & the tyres keep ripping bits of the tops of them? I can see I'll end having to make some.
 
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