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Old 01-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #11
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I carry a stack of 2x6 boards a foot long. I found that the wider the board the sooner it cracked. I place the short boards sideways so the tires don't hang over the sides of the boards. I can also use them for the stabilizer jacks and to help chock the wheels. I also have BAL chocks.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:41 AM   #12
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I'm trying to get the boards as short as possible for storage reasons. I may just go get a couple of 6' boards and take my saw with me the next time I take the trailer out. I can cut to fit from there.

I plan on making one board about a foot shorter than the other so that I can use them as leveling pads at the campground if necessary. The shorter board can go on top so that I don't have to try and push the tires up the thickness or two boards at once.
I did the same thing, cut the first 2 X 8 5 feet long and cut the ends at a 45 degree angle. Have a slightly shorter one to go on top with no room to spare. Works great for leveling side to side as the owners manual says do not use the stabilizer jacks for leveling, just support. So far, in the campgrounds I have been to, only one board necessary for leveling.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:15 AM   #13
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I got an 8 foot 2x10 cut it in half and it works fine!
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:00 AM   #14
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Yep, I found this weekend that 4' is all that is really needed, but a couple extra inches never hurts. The 2x8 I got is almost too narrow though, so I'll be going back and getting either a 2X10 or 2X12 next time. I will just cut up the 2x8 and use as blocks for my jacks!
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:15 PM   #15
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There are 2 reasons I made mine a little longer then the minimum required. If I need more then one board to level I like for the tire to climb up on the first board before starting up on the second one, therefore the bottom board would be longer then the top. Also if I`m leveling by myself without a spotter I do not have to be exact about not backing the tire off the board if there`s some room for error, the board being a bit longer then the tires. -Lee
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:15 PM   #16
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That's exactly why I bought a 12' board and cut it in half. One board is 5.5 feet, and the other is 5 feet, leaving enough wiggle room to get it right the first time. Now, I just need a wider board!
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