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Old 03-02-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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One disadvantage of the high lift axle is you need to place something under the stabilizers if they are to provide support. Up until now, I've been using chunks of 2 x 6 pressure treated wood and having solved the TV wall-mount, I had to move on to tackle other issues.

So, I bought a set of 10 Lynx Levelers ( basically large Lego blocks ) on the theory that they would be lighter and stronger. I've yet to weigh them and my wood blocks for comparison so I don't know which is lighter, but the Lynx come with a three year warranty and my 2 x 6 blocks do not.

Of course, the nylon bag the levelers come in is not covered under warranty. However, should one of the Lynx Levelers develop a crack, all I have to do is ship it to them at my expense, and if they determine that it failed under NORMAL CONDITIONS ( unspecified ), they will replace it. All I have to do is send them $5 for shipping and handling.

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:16 AM   #2
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Hi: gbaglo...I thought I wanted a set of Lynx...as my kids had such great fun with Duplo 'n Lego and Lynx looked like adult entertainment. Now I'm not so sure, even with a 3yr. warranty!!!
I use short lengths of cedar 4X4's attached to PT'd 1" deck boards for levelers/stabilizers. The extra height is = to the axle lift. Alf
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:06 PM   #3
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I doubt you'd ever need to use the warranty, but if one of them were to break or crack it makes no sense to make a claim. The pack of 10 and the bag cost me $49 ( $42 on etrailer.com ). So one leveler is worth about $5. To get it replaced under warranty I have to send them $5 and I have to ship it to them at my expense.
These guys must work for the government.

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Old 03-03-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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Re: Lynx Levelers

I've purchased two bags of lego blocks more than five years ago, so far no problems whatsoever. Of course I'm south of the border in a no-sales-tax state and my purchase was cheaper than any of you (so far). I use them for all kinds of stuff... even to lift a bed frame off the tarp so I could paint. Easy to carry, if they get dirty, I just hose them off and allow to dry before sticking back in the bag. I'm happy with the purchase. YMMV
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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I just carry about a dozen 10" treated 2x6 boards, cut from scraps. I use what I need for leveling under the tires, the rest I stack up under the stabilizers where needed the most, dependent upon the lay of the site. They are not very heavy, and stack nice for storage.

I looked at the Lego block type, but just about had an trouser accident when I saw the price for a few pieces of moulded plastic.
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I just carry about a dozen 10" treated 2x6 boards, cut from scraps. I use what I need for leveling under the tires, the rest I stack up under the stabilizers where needed the most, dependent upon the lay of the site. They are not very heavy, and stack nice for storage.

I looked at the Lego block type, but just about had an trouser accident when I saw the price for a few pieces of moulded plastic.
I'm with you Jim, I've had the same old pile of 2 X 6 pieces for a long time.
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I just carry about a dozen 10" treated 2x6 boards, cut from scraps. I use what I need for leveling under the tires, the rest I stack up under the stabilizers where needed the most, dependent upon the lay of the site. They are not very heavy, and stack nice for storage.

I looked at the Lego block type, but just about had an trouser accident when I saw the price for a few pieces of moulded plastic.
I'm with you Jim, I've had the same old pile of 2 X 6 pieces for a long time.
SURE, but you guys didn't get a warranty.

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No, no we didn't.

But something that is free from left over scraps is tough to put a price on.
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No warranty... but in a pinch we have firewood.
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Instructions with the Lynx warn you not to use them in the upside down position. I don't suppose that's an issue with 2X6.
Actually, I know it isn't an issue since that was what I was using before I was overcome with the urge to buy something.
I quit smoking on Boxing Day and ever since I've felt that I needed to throw money away...

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