Thsi may be a silly question, but I am new to this whole rv thing.  I have a 20ft motorhome 1973...I am woonderind if I need to buy some leveling jacks for it.  It did not come with any, but that doesnt mean I dont need them.  Please send some advice!

 

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Comment by Tioga Sportsman on September 3, 2012 at 1:37am

Sorry, I believe that was a 2X10X8 plank cut into 8 equal pieces.

Comment by Tioga Sportsman on September 3, 2012 at 1:35am

I went to a NAPA auto parts and happened to find some stabilizing jacks for around 40 dollars. Went to Home Depot and bought a 2X6X8 and had them cut it into 8 equal pieces. all together spent a little over 50 dollars. Works well for me. Check NAPA on line part number to see if will work for you.

BK 7552234

Comment by john nancy on September 2, 2012 at 10:16am

I like them for wet cold and dark set-ups

Comment by Tim Dailey on August 31, 2012 at 8:42pm

Were using short pieces of 2x8s that we drive on and we double or triple stack them as needed.   Hoping to have hydro levelers on her before next spring.  If we pull it off, I'll post pics.   

Comment by Val on August 31, 2012 at 12:35pm

Thank you again Richard, I will look for them.  Have a nice weekend!

 

Comment by Richard W. Cobbs on August 31, 2012 at 12:20pm

I cut my 8" wide strips to different lengths, 12", 18", 24", 30".  That seemed to work well for me when I was parking in that good old red Virginia clay.   

Comment by Richard W. Cobbs on August 31, 2012 at 12:09pm

Well, I think that you will find that they are not light!  In fact, they are quite heavy and you will need some help when you move the full mat and when you cut them to size.  Shop around; I found that the price varied considerably at different stores.  But, I think they are worth the trouble, after three years, they are still like brand new.

RWC

Comment by Val on August 30, 2012 at 10:40pm

Thanks Richard that looks awesome too and light for travel.

Comment by Richard W. Cobbs on August 30, 2012 at 8:06pm

Found a good site that describes these mats.

http://www.rv-boondocking-the-good-life.com/rvlevelingblocks.html 

RWC

Comment by Richard W. Cobbs on August 30, 2012 at 8:01pm

I had been using 1"x8" that were in the camper when I bought it, and after awhile they deteriorated and I had to get rid of them.  I ran across a post that recommended stall mats that can be cut to custom widths and lengths and pyramided to achieve leveling.  It is so long ago that I bought mine that I don't remember the price, but do remember that it worked out cheaper than buying wood and they will last forever (well, maybe not forever, but for as long as you will need them).

I'll see if I can find a reference on the net and come back.

RWC  

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