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#21 Smokecreek1

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 12:57 AM

I have used 2x4's, rocks and you name it, for years and have  forgot about them being there, driven off and left then in place more times than I care to remember.  While my forgetfulness has created many new archaeological sites scattered across the west to puzzle future archaeologists,  those other times when I forgot to bring my wooden blocks or even worse could not find any leveling materials over the years convinced me (especially when I still had an old 3 way frig) to invest in a set of those plastic leveling blocks (Mine are red).  I placed them on the floor behind the front drivers seat  where they sit until I need them....and "Yes" they work anywhere out in the boonies too :D  and not just in RV parks ???? and were worth every cent I payed for them B)! I also have a carpenters level to help make sure my morning fried eggs are perfect.

 

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 05:25 AM

I use a combination of two by eights and rubber pavers.

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#23 JaSAn

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 06:47 PM

I use a combination of Camco Legos and a few 2 x 8 x 8 planks.

 - plastic blocks are about 1/2 the weight of pine planks.

 - the 1" height makes it easy to figure level:

1" = 0.5º front to back, 1" = 1º side to side; I use the iPhone level app.

 - legos lock together, so they don't slide when stacked.

I can climb onto 3 without building a ramp (less blocks in front of stack).

 - a lot of places that I camp have no natural stuff to use.

 - I try to minimize the trace I leave behind.

 

My biggest problem is the legos will sink into soft ground.  So this winter I am going to make a (or 2) 9 x 16 x 0.5 plywood base(s).


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Posted 14 November 2021 - 10:33 PM

I’ve used redwood 2x8s; redwood as it’s softer and lasts longer before finally splitting (Douglas fir splits quickly), and 2x8 plus some 1x8 to fully support tire tread. Tread perched on narrow boards may weaken internal tire structure. Driving over an irregularly-shaped rock is one thing, but some warn that hours on something irregular can cause weakness that may lead to problems down the road.
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Posted 15 November 2021 - 10:24 PM

WTW member billharr posted about the Truma leveling app last spring -

 

Leveling Your Rig - Truma app

 

The app is free and and it works great, the best of both worlds. :)


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Posted 16 November 2021 - 01:09 AM

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 12:42 AM

WTW member billharr posted about the Truma leveling app last spring -

 

Leveling Your Rig - Truma app

 

The app is free and and it works great, the best of both worlds. :)

I use this app as well.  It works great!


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Posted 17 November 2021 - 01:38 AM

WTW member billharr posted about the Truma leveling app last spring -

 

Leveling Your Rig - Truma app

 

The app is free and and it works great, the best of both worlds. :)

 

I downloaded the app and leveled my truck, and everything's pretty cool but it's in metric.  I know 2.5cm ~/= 1", but it would be easier to work in inches thanks to six decades of training.  I thought the video showed inches, but can't find any setting to change. 

Anyone figure out how to switch to archaic imperial units ?


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Posted 17 November 2021 - 02:46 AM

I downloaded the app and leveled my truck, and everything's pretty cool but it's in metric.  I know 2.5cm ~/= 1", but it would be easier to work in inches thanks to six decades of training.  I thought the video showed inches, but can't find any setting to change. 

Anyone figure out how to switch to archaic imperial units ?

Settings --> General Settings --> Centimeter or Inch


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Posted 17 November 2021 - 03:09 PM

WTW member billharr posted about the Truma leveling app last spring -

 

Leveling Your Rig - Truma app

 

The app is free and and it works great, the best of both worlds. :)

That just popped my brain! I’ve just used a regular level and semi-educated guessing. Can’t wait to try the Truma app! 


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