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Old 11-24-2014, 09:14 PM   #11
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After four years of camping in our Escape 19 I decided it was time to replace the scrap lumber used for leveling. Actually, I think some wet or green firewood needed some kindling and the levelers went up in smoke. Along comes the Escape 21 and we made the step up to the plastic "lego blocks" for leveling. They worked just as well as the scrap lumber but they looked nicer. We were now professional campers.

After several trips in our 21 I noticed a lot of trailer rock, with the wheels chocked and all the jacks down I felt the need for some sea legs to handle the bounce. Out came the pocket book and Amazon obliged by sending a single wheel stop. It was an improvement but still not as stable as the old 19. Now our 19 was one of those odd ones that shipped with scissor jacks, maybe that made a difference. At any rate a second wheel stop has stopped the sea sickness.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:16 PM   #12
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I use a set of the Ramble levelers and they do fit between the 21 wheels without any trimming. Ramble RV Levelers, Set of 2 - Four Corners D10-171 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
I use these on my 19' and got the idea from Jim...they are great!
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:27 AM   #13
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Another vote for Lynx levelers - work fine on the 21.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:42 PM   #14
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It looks like there are lots of good options out there. I think we'll just buy Lynx levelers. Simple. Thanks to everyone for your thoughts.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #15
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I use a set of the Ramble levelers and they do fit between the 21 wheels without any trimming. Ramble RV Levelers, Set of 2 - Four Corners D10-171 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
That's what we use also, recommended to us by Ian and Jenny. Our ONLY issue with them has been that I sometimes wish they provided a little more lift.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:05 PM   #16
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Who was it that posted the Anderson (wedge) that was used on slippery ground and it slipped and jammed between the tires?

I have TWO BAL levelers. Don't want to hear about how heavy and greasy they are, they're not. Works for me!
We have the Lynx blocks and wedges but no longer rely upon the wedges after having our 19 roll over them. We were setting up in the dark on gravel and didn't notice the hole that our trailer wanted to roll into after we unhooked from our truck. Luckily we had just purchased the BAL X-chock and were able to stabilize the trailer and get it back where we wanted.

Lynx blocks for leveling and BAL X-chock for stability. Solid combination.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:23 PM   #17
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I was all set to buy them plastic blocks. Changed my mind, glued up 2x8's, invested that 39 bucks: Two cases of Pabst. Worked for me.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:50 PM   #18
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Myron, do they stay put when you try to back up on them, like on grass? I'm getting tired of the 5' lengths of 2x, it's a hassle to lift out of the truck with the 5th wheel blocking the tailgate. I like the extra height of the Anderson's but so I've balked at the price. I do like the Bal-X chock, one works very well for us and only takes a couple seconds to put on or take off. Out of habit we still use the yellow plastic chocks too. I like the home made jobs, if they don't slide.
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Yes they have stayed put, even dig down in some, but admit have not used on grass yet. If sliding should happen (doubt it) adding a 1/2-inch cross cleat, will solve the problem. Trailer weight it seems to me, prevents the slippage. (Also made my own wedge-between the tires thing, but rarely use it.)
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Thanks, think I'll give it a try, the price is right.
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