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Old 04-06-2021, 04:30 PM   #1
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Shortening Level Ramp Blocks

I purchased the Beech Lane Leveler 2 pack for my E21camper. I would like to have the 1 block that's placed between the tires shortened b/4 I pickup the trailer. What should be the overall length of the shortened block? Thanks
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:20 PM   #2
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My shortened Andersen brand one is 13 5/8". Of course, this is for a 2014 21'.

Axle locations might be different for a newer trailer, plus you didn't specify trailer length.

A circular saw set at a 45 degree angle goes through the plastic pretty easily, and makes a nice beveled end.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:12 PM   #3
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One of my park foremen shortened my Anderson’s up so either would fit between the wheels he cut them back just ahead of the first hole on the small end. He used an oil feed band saw and the cut is as smooth as a baby”s behind.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:22 PM   #4
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I cut mine with my bandsaw then routed a round over on the cut edge. The plastic in my Andersen levelers machined extremely easily and well.
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I cut my Andersens with a chop saw and then rounded the cuts with a 12-inch sanding disk on a Shopsmith. It took maybe 10 minutes to do both.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:15 AM   #6
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I cut my Andersens with a chop saw and then rounded the cuts with a 12-inch sanding disk on a Shopsmith. It took maybe 10 minutes to do both.
I ordered a 21C that I will be picking up in Sumas WA in August. I would like to cut at home on my chop saw so I can have it ready for my drive across country. I have The Beech Lane brand so I can't base it on the notch on a different brand.
What would be most helpful is to know to overall after it has been cut. Thanks
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My shortened Andersen brand one is 13 5/8". Of course, this is for a 2014 21'.

Axle locations might be different for a newer trailer, plus you didn't specify trailer length.

A circular saw set at a 45 degree angle goes through the plastic pretty easily, and makes a nice beveled end.
I will be picking up a 21C. I don't know how the trailers have been changed in 7 years.
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Andersons

Here are two photos I just took. Like Billís rig, ours is a 21 Classic, number 6 off the line built in 2013. The tires are 205 x15s. These tires are Goodyear Endurance. The length of the Anderson block on the bottom is 13 1/2 inches long. It fits between the tires as shown and works fine. Itís slightly curved. Hope this helps. Best camping to you, sincerely
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Here are two photos I just took. Like Billís rig, ours is a 21 Classic, number 6 off the line built in 2013. The tires are 205 x15s. These tires are Goodyear Endurance. The length of the Anderson block on the bottom is 13 1/2 inches long. It fits between the tires as shown and works fine. Itís slightly curved. Hope this helps. Best camping to you, sincerely
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Thank you Dave that's just what I needed
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I also got the Beach Lane levers - just like you - and trimmed them at 45 degrees with a 10" Makita power miter saw, feeding the blade very very slowly to avoid heating and melting the material and having the blade grab. My 2015 E19 has about 3.25" between the 2 tires on each side, measured at the minimum point. Someone here should be able to measure a 2nd Gen E21 and compare the distance.

I cut off as little as possible since I wanted to minimize the rise of the cut portion, and I also cut both ramps the same since wanted both axles to be raised the same amount at the same time when ramping up. As can be seen in the photos, I left the first (i.e. smallest) hole intact, with plenty of meat to still support the weight of the tires. Overall length of each ramp ended up being 13-5/8" or so. It took longer to clean up the mess than it took to do the cuts.
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