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Old 12-24-2018, 06:55 AM   #1
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Hey All,

Well I am in "off season" mode but already thinking about what I want to do to my van and where I want to take it next year.

One of the biggest issues I had was with getting my van level. Most places were OK but I really should have some kind of block system in place for some of the marginal campgrounds I stayed at. What type of setup do you all use for leveling your van?
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I carry 4 of the orange plastic blocks and have used them once or twice, mostly in friends driveways.
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Old 12-24-2018, 01:16 PM   #3
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Nutsy_squirrel - Check out Anderson Levelers, they are fast and easy. Merry Christmas and Safe Travels. Ron
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I cut up 2"x8"x8' treated board into 2 long 2' sections and 2 short 1' sections. I cut an angle on each board to easy driving up on. See photos.
For traction when the boards are wet, I cut old shingles and nailed to boards. I drilled two matching holes and used metal rods to hold in place when stacked.
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We carry a couple of sets, 20 minus damaged ones that have been pitched, of the plastic blocks. We don't need them a lot of the time, but often enough in the types of places we like to go. Normally use under 10 of them but sometimes need more.



Blocks are light and can be stored in several areas to use otherwise wasted space without tying up prime areas with large ramp type things.
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thanks all for your responses.



I saw the Anderson setup and wasn't sure if I really needed to spend the $$. Does anyone have? Is it worth the $$? It seems like it would be hard to control how much lift you get by just trying to ease the van forward versus putting down blocks.

I liked the cheapo wood blocks. But wouldn't that get gross with mud, gravel, etc? I do have "trunk" storage but space is a bit of a premium.
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thanks all for your responses.



I saw the Anderson setup and wasn't sure if I really needed to spend the $$. Does anyone have? Is it worth the $$? It seems like it would be hard to control how much lift you get by just trying to ease the van forward versus putting down blocks.

I liked the cheapo wood blocks. But wouldn't that get gross with mud, gravel, etc? I do have "trunk" storage but space is a bit of a premium.
The bottom one will be nasty in the mud. I clean as best I can, maybe a quick water spray. I really don't camp much in the muck. The compartment does get vacuumed out from time to time, but not really a big issue.
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here's a FitRV video regarding the Anderson Levelers. We use wood blocks like mloganusda.

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I personally like the way rv geeks suggests on how leveling a rv without jacks.
https://youtu.be/dnH3ZQEEyWY
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I personally like the way rv geeks suggests on how leveling a rv without jacks.
https://youtu.be/dnH3ZQEEyWY

I think there are lots of phone apps that will do that, I know we have one.
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