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Old 04-16-2016, 04:23 PM   #11
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I am so discouraged, I wanted them to work great but with my axles so close together I could never use them both. It's just too risky they will get jammed between the tires. Already happened when I tried. One of them we cut on a 45 degree angle so the edge was sharp. It was digging in to my tires so much when it got jammed I am lucky they didn't pop. Not happy at all..........
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:35 PM   #12
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I just measured the distance between my two tires from tread to tread and they are only 2-1/2" apart.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:38 PM   #13
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I have a set and love them. One is cut 4 inches and I tapered the edge with a grinder. There is no reason that you couldn't do the same with an addition an inch off. You are right, if they are too long they can and will wedge. Cut an addition inch and feather the edge down. I understand your discouragement but they will work when you get the dimensions right. With your axles being that close together, you need to be careful when pulling off to remove the center one as soon as you have clearance to avoid it tiping and wedging. When you get them right, they are a wonderful tool!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:50 PM   #14
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When you get the dimensions right, you will find that if you only need to raise an inch or so. Use the rear leveler only. If the correction needed is more severe then you need to use both. The short leveler will work fine at that point. Don't give up on them!!
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Lukenick1; I use for 50 years just simple 1- 2x6 x 5 ft. and if more is needed 1- 2x4 x 4 ft. They store easy. I just 45 degree angle the ends so the tire runs smooth on it. Mostly you only have to level one side of the Jay Feather.
I tried at one time the plastic (crap) when you drive over it its gone.
In a milk crate I put 6 - 4x4x10" with one 45 for the chocks and 4- 2x6x10" for pads for stabilizer jacks. Go to a building site and they will give the wood to you for free.
They might even cut them to size and 45 them for you.

The Jay Feathers have the (Torflex) axles close together. Have fun!
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Lukenick1; I use for 50 years just simple 1- 2x6 x 5 ft. and if more is needed 1- 2x4 x 4 ft. They store easy. I just 45 degree angle the ends so the tire runs smooth on it. Mostly you only have to level one side of the Jay Feather.
I tried at one time the plastic (crap) when you drive over it its gone.
In a milk crate I put 6 - 4x4x10" with one 45 for the chocks and 4- 2x6x10" for pads for stabilizer jacks. Go to a building site and they will give the wood to you for free.
They might even cut them to size and 45 them for you.

The Jay Feathers have the (Torflex) axles close together. Have fun!
Thanks I think this is going to have to be my route. Now if only I could figure out just how many wood planks I need to stack up. ha ha ha. Especially for storing in my yard which is a slope. I have a level on the front and side of my TT. It has zero in the middle is each number away from the zero 1" of height I need to gain? You guys must all think I am an idiot.
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I carry two 2X10X4' (beveled) and a 3/4" piece of plywood 10"X4' never have needed anything more. Mix and match for what you need to level. After a few trips you will have a good idea what boards to use to get level. Quick easy and no worries about damaging tires.
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(snip) " You guys must all think I am an idiot." [/QUOTE]

No such thing. Another way to figure out how many boards you need at home, mark about where the tires will be when parked there, and use a 2X4 or pipe, or something pretty straight that's about the length between the wheels. Put the high side on the ground, and put a 4' level on the 2X4. When the board is level, measure to the ground on the low side, and you'll have a good idea how much to put under the wheels. That should get you really close without the trial and error method. Just an idea that popped into my head.
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(snip) " You guys must all think I am an idiot."
No such thing. Another way to figure out how many boards you need at home, mark about where the tires will be when parked there, and use a 2X4 or pipe, or something pretty straight that's about the length between the wheels. Put the high side on the ground, and put a 4' level on the 2X4. When the board is level, measure to the ground on the low side, and you'll have a good idea how much to put under the wheels. That should get you really close without the trial and error method. Just an idea that popped into my head.[/QUOTE]

A variation on JFlightRisk's post:
I had a 2x4 that was a bit short and an RV bubble level. I leveled the 2x4 with one end on the ground on the 'high side' to a brick under the other end of it. Then moved the 2x4 so it was supported by the brick and leveled it. The distance from the 2x4 to the ground on the 'low side' got me close.
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Made it to the campground safe snd sound and no need to level. Site is perfect!
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