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Old 10-12-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Need large amount of Leveling Blocks to level

How does one add more leveling blocks underneath the tongue jack to level the trailer if there is a big front to back angulation of a campsite like the on in the pic?
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:46 AM   #2
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wow, maybe look for a better place to park. That is a hard one. Welcome to the forum though and maybe someone has a good answer. Hopefully, that is just for loading up to go camping. Do you have some place else to store it during non use?
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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Cribbing. Exactly what you are doing.
A pyramid of wooden blocks is the best you can do on severely un-level ground.


Personally, I've got a couple of pieces of 6"x6" when the TT gets parked on the side of the barn with 'good drainage'.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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lots of cribbing and make sure you have four wheel chocks.

I like to put oversized blocking down low and pyramid it up as I go, to ensure a good footing.
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You could buy a house with a longer driveway!!
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #6
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The pic is not my house and trailer but will be going soon to some state parks that i know aren't the best as far as level ground. Just curious how did they achieved putting so many blocks under the tongue?

How do you add more blocks to the tongue when the maximum extension height is reached? Do you let the stabilizer hold the weight of the trailer and retract the tongue jack then add blocks?
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I crib under the "A" frame as close as possible to the tongue jack, raise the jack, put more boards under the jack post and go again. I wouldn't trust my stabilizer jacks to hold up and I'd be afraid that when the stabilizers do fail they would fail so fast I wouldn't be able to get out of the way.
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How do you add more blocks to the tongue when the maximum extension height is reached? Do you let the stabilizer hold the weight of the trailer and retract the tongue jack then add blocks?
DO NOT use the stabilizers to take the (partial) weight of the trailer.

Use the tow vehicle:

When you get to an obviously un-level place, level left-to right while attached, as usual.

You'll have to make an educated guess on how much cribbing you'll need. Stack to the totally retraced tongue jack, if needed. Lift of the tow and get it clear. If you've maxed out the jack, stack cribbing under the tip of the hitch or both sides of the tongue near the trailer's frame and lower onto that. Retract the jack, add cribbing and re-try.

Before heading out, extend the jack to maximum and see how much is available. You'll be surprised. Especially with the foot at full extension.
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I don't really like building the tongue up too high...kinda sketchy. Too much shift there for my book..
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I don't really like building the tongue up too high...kinda sketchy. Too much shift there for my book..
Neither do I. But when the trailer has to be level ($$$fridge$$), we have to make some sacrifices.

That photo is clearly an extreme case. Even the stabilizers have cribbing under them.

Shall we get started on blocking a public sidewalk? The hitch is protruding into the street as well!
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