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philh

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Posted: 12/30/21 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those that are using the yellow lego blocks, do you just stack them up?

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fj12ryder wrote:

I think he's sticking to plastic ones, but not settled on which plastic ones, and was wondering whether to use the ones he mentioned.

I have a couple of the Andersen round red buckets that came with my toyhauler, and they are okay, but I can't always use them at the front. Since their height is non-adjustable, sometimes the site won't allow the auto-level to work correctly if I have the Andersen buckets at the front. Then I switch to the yellow blocks.


Yeah I agree with that but after I got used to using them, if I run into a weirdly pitched site, I usually get it right the first try.

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philh wrote:

Those that are using the yellow lego blocks, do you just stack them up?


Yep! I =do= put down a couple 2x6s underneath them when parking on dirt, or the bottoms fill up. On pavement/concrete, just put the blocks down.

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MikeRP wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

I think he's sticking to plastic ones, but not settled on which plastic ones, and was wondering whether to use the ones he mentioned.

I have a couple of the Andersen round red buckets that came with my toyhauler, and they are okay, but I can't always use them at the front. Since their height is non-adjustable, sometimes the site won't allow the auto-level to work correctly if I have the Andersen buckets at the front. Then I switch to the yellow blocks.


Yeah I agree with that but after I got used to using them, if I run into a weirdly pitched site, I usually get it right the first try.
I don't know, there doesn't seem to be much rhyme-nor-reason to why they don't work sometimes. Doesn't seem to be any hard and fast rule why the auto-level sometimes doesn't.


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Hi guys and thanks for your comments. I agree they’re expensive but seem easy to deal with and no worries of weight issues of the Coach. Plus I can set all jacks to the same tow height, slide the blocks underneath and done. The less you have to deal with when setting up the better right? And spread their cost over a lifetime of use and it’s really pretty cheap.

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I don't know what size your jack feet are, but those blox look to be pretty small on top. The round feet of my jacks wouldn't fit there without cutting off the protruding bits. You might double check to make sure these will fit your jack feet pads.

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These have worked out well and fully support the 24k no problem. Front blocks are a bit bigger. First pic RV is attached to truck with the RV tires off the ground.

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Not sure I understand what you mean about setting the jacks at the same tow height. I would think you want the jacks to be fully retracted while towing, not set to the same towing height, but whatever works for you.

Not sure what you mean about less to deal with either. Put down pads, initiate auto level. Done.

You don't have to justify your decision to us. Enjoy.

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My point is when towing, the jacks are at drive height, fully retracted. Jacks legs, as you know are adjustable. The blocks I’m looking at are 7” tall meaning I can set the jacks legs up further than what may be the standard (factory height), taking more stress off of them.

Yes, my jack pads are wider than the opening in the block. But will sit on top of the block very nicely.

And everyone’s opinion is taken and appreciated and my mind was not made up. We all give our opinions and most of us take no offense.

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Okay.. Don't know if that takes more stress off or not. They mount with either four or six bolts (can't remember and it's dark outside(, so not sure their position on the mount adds more stress or reduces stress.

I don't think anyone is taking offense. I sure wasn't. Just saying you don't have to justify your decision to any of us.

It's all good. Interesting though that no one else uses them. Maybe you'll start a trend.

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