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"Well if you want to be picky about it an insist on another Andersen product known to fail apparently some have concerns about the company's 5th wheel hitch."

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Would it make you feel better if it had a different name on it? Camco make a similar product, maybe it’s a good idea from them?
I agree I haven’t seen these in a campground yet but I rarely look at what others use to level there camper. Personally I am thinking of trying these out after looking at them. Being plastic there is the possibility of them breaking, I have broken my LEGO blocks in the past.

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FF286 wrote:

Being plastic there is the possibility of them breaking, I have broken my LEGO blocks in the past.


Plastic leveling blocks only break when sitting on an uneven ground surface which can cause part of any given block(s) to be unsupported. This can be avoided entirely by mounting the initial layer of plastic leveling blocks on a solid surface. Years ago I wrote to TriLynx suggesting that aside from individual Lynx Levelers they offer pre-manufactured bases in 5, 6, 7, 8 Lynx lengths, bases strong enough to eliminate cracking as an issue. Of course my suggestion was ignored so I did the next best thing and built my own using 3/4" plywood as a base. That was years ago and I've been using this system ever since, haven't had any breakage or slippage issues since. [emoticon]

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SoundGuy wrote:

FF286 wrote:

Being plastic there is the possibility of them breaking, I have broken my LEGO blocks in the past.


Plastic leveling blocks only break when sitting on an uneven ground surface which can cause part of any given block(s) to be unsupported. This can be avoided entirely by mounting the initial layer of plastic leveling blocks on a solid surface. Years ago I wrote to TriLynx suggesting that aside from individual Lynx Levelers they offer pre-manufactured bases in 5, 6, 7, 8 Lynx lengths, bases strong enough to eliminate cracking as an issue. Of course my suggestion was ignored so I did the next best thing and built my own using 3/4" plywood as a base. That was years ago and I've been using this system ever since, haven't had any breakage or slippage issues since. [emoticon]

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So that bottom layer of legos is screwed to the plywood?

I have one of the Anderson wedge levelers. It works great, going to get another, I especially like it because it doesn't slide when its slippery. We dry camp a lot in the desert so leveling can be a hassle and I carry quite a few blocks. But we also can dig holes and the new rig has auto leveling so just need to "get close".


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I have a set of 4 that I use on two TTs. First time out it was cooler weather and one broke. I emailed and sent photos to Anderson and it was immediately replace at no cost.

This past week I chose to use a board one one side instead of the levelers because I had camped at the site a couple of times before and only needed 1 1/2" of lift on one side. It was easier for me than using the levelers.

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FF286 wrote:

Being plastic there is the possibility of them breaking, I have broken my LEGO blocks in the past.


SoundGuy wrote:

Years ago I wrote to TriLynx suggesting that aside from individual Lynx Levelers they offer pre-manufactured bases in 5, 6, 7, 8 Lynx lengths, bases strong enough to eliminate cracking as an issue. Of course my suggestion was ignored so I did the next best thing and built my own using 3/4" plywood as a base.

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So that bottom layer of legos is screwed to the plywood?


Essentially yes, but it's how each Lynx is secured to the plywood base that's key, as illustrated in my gallery. [emoticon]

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nicely engineered!

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I use them exclusively. Love them. Also have the jack model for higher lift if necessary.


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SoundGuy wrote:

FF286 wrote:

Being plastic there is the possibility of them breaking, I have broken my LEGO blocks in the past.


SoundGuy wrote:

Years ago I wrote to TriLynx suggesting that aside from individual Lynx Levelers they offer pre-manufactured bases in 5, 6, 7, 8 Lynx lengths, bases strong enough to eliminate cracking as an issue. Of course my suggestion was ignored so I did the next best thing and built my own using 3/4" plywood as a base.

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nayther wrote:

So that bottom layer of legos is screwed to the plywood?


Essentially yes, but it's how each Lynx is secured to the plywood base that's key, as illustrated in my gallery. [emoticon]

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Thanks. I will have to do this as well; I broke a Lynx last week.

I also have the Anderson levelers and like them; so far at least....


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Amazon has hundreds of reviews of both the Andersen and Camco versions of these levelers. About 20% of the Camco reviewers say they often skid, probably because they are shorter (and thus a steeper angle) than the Andersen design. About 15% of Andersen reviewers complain about breakage.

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