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Old 01-22-2017, 04:57 PM   #41
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3608 - Trailer Jack Block

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Anderson Trailer Jack Block on the 5.0 TA front jacks? I am interested in them as well as the other Anderson accessories for the 5.0 TA. Seems like they can have other uses and I would think they would add stability also.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:23 PM   #42
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Showing the 19 at Niagara Falls when the lady asked what the purpose of the X chocks was. "To keep the trailer from rocking" I replied. To which she remarked " What's the fun in that?"
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:15 PM   #43
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... X-chocks are not chocks, so says the company. ...
Purely speculation on my part, but if I had to guess, I bet they were originally designed and marketed as true chocks for double-axle trailers, someone used them incorrectly, damage resulted, and rather than take personal blame for their mistake they sued the company, and so the company's liability lawyer had the "these are not really chocks" disclaimer added to their literature. Again, just me guessing. I feel sorry for all the instructions and disclaimers that ladder manufacturers must put on their simple everyday house ladders nowadays because someone tried to do something "not smart" with their ladder.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:47 PM   #44
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Showing the 19 at Niagara Falls when the lady asked what the purpose of the X chocks was. "To keep the trailer from rocking" I replied. To which she remarked " What's the fun in that?"
Chock me baby! Is that code for something?
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:12 AM   #45
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3608 - Trailer Jack Block

Is anyone using the
Anderson Trailer Jack Block on the 5.0 TA front jacks? I am interested in them as well as the other Anderson accessories for the 5.0 TA. Seems like they can have other uses and I would think they would add stability also.
I can see where they would work if you want to carry them. As I mentioned somewhere I could have used extensions for the front jacks on this trip, went out and bought a set of the Lego's, but the Anderson set would have worked.

I have read that the less the legs are out the more stable the trailer, same goes for the back stabilizers. I can see the logic in it but haven't tried it. At the least it would save having to run the legs all the way in or out each time you setup.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:35 AM   #46
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3608 - Trailer Jack Block

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Anderson Trailer Jack Block on the 5.0 TA front jacks? I am interested in them as well as the other Anderson accessories for the 5.0 TA. Seems like they can have other uses and I would think they would add stability also.
Humm, the nice part of Lego blocks IS the ability to use elsewhere. Like leveling a picnic table, etc. These aren't thin enough for that...
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Humm, the nice part of Lego blocks IS the ability to use elsewhere. Like leveling a picnic table, etc. These aren't thin enough for that...
Very true, Donna. I have the Anderson levellers, two sets of yellow Legos, and two blocks made of recycled plastic railroad ties dedicated solely for the landing gear. I also have two squares of 3/8-inch aluminum for those occasions when only slight side-to-side leveling is necessary. And I have a small, folding shovel if I need to remove soil to level in an emergency.
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Wow Carl, you could level on the side of a hill! All I have a 2 sets of Legos for leveling.
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Very true, Donna. I have the Anderson levellers, two sets of yellow Legos, and two blocks made of recycled plastic railroad ties dedicated solely for the landing gear. I also have two squares of 3/8-inch aluminum for those occasions when only slight side-to-side leveling is necessary. And I have a small, folding shovel if I need to remove soil to level in an emergency.


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Old 01-23-2017, 10:01 AM   #50
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Very true, Donna. I have the Anderson levellers, two sets of yellow Legos, and two blocks made of recycled plastic railroad ties dedicated solely for the landing gear. I also have two squares of 3/8-inch aluminum for those occasions when only slight side-to-side leveling is necessary. And I have a small, folding shovel if I need to remove soil to level in an emergency.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:12 AM   #51
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Regarding slippage of the Anderson leveler, this is my approach:



A few passes with a table saw, ta-da!
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:15 AM   #52
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Regarding slippage of the Anderson leveler, this is my approach:

A few passes with a table saw, ta-da!
Good idea. Maybe a wider kerf might help too, giving it a more aggressive grip.
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Does anyone know the dimension of axle to axle for the 2017 19' Escape? I'm looking to build my own leveler blocks and chocks in addition to using some purchased options I already have from my previous truck camper.
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Regarding slippage of the Anderson leveler, this is my approach:



A few passes with a table saw, ta-da!

This was the first idea that occurred to me when I read about them slipping. I'm glad I waited until I read the whole thread before I asked if anyone had tried it.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:24 AM   #55
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to sum up.....
I have two Anderson levels-(one to be trimmed)
2 x-chocks
and four 10x10" x 3/4" boards to put under the stablizers,

is there anything else I need?
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:31 AM   #56
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is there anything else I need?
A trailer?

I jest, but in all seriousness, just gather up a few essentials, go camping and figure out what works for you. Experience will be your best guide.
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Nancy, ETI gives you little goody bag in your trailer that conveniently includes a notepad and pen so that right off the bat you can start making a list of things to get as you discover you need/want them. In the mean time, I think just two items would serve you well to start with: 1) some way to lock the coupler latch down while hitched and 2) wheel chocks to block the wheels from rolling when not hitched. You'll have time to figure out the rest of your needs as you go. Just keep the ETI notepad and pen close at hand. Oh, and 3) taking along a positive, adventurous attitude is always a plus! FWIW, I had heard that, despite their name, the X-Chocks now carry a disclaimer that they are for "tire stabilizing", not actual chocking, but I don't see that disclaimer on my X-Chock box. Old-fashioned, on the ground, wedge-type chocks are cheap and easier to use for a quick set up.
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X chocks

The x chocks will keep her from rockin' the wheel chocks will keep her from rollin' and the stabilizers will keep her from doing the hootchie kootchie. I like a piece of treated lumber 2 X 10 by about a foot long under my tongue jack. I've had the metal plate slip on wet grass and no plate digs into the ground. The bottom of the.Jack post will dig into the wood over time and the post won't skid. If the wood skids, we put some saw kerfs in so she will bite. I'm a forestry person so I use a lot of wood.
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The x chocks will keep her from rockin' the wheel chocks will keep her from rollin' and the stabilizers will keep her from doing the hootchie kootchie. I like a piece of treated lumber 2 X 10 by about a foot long under my tongue jack. I've had the metal plate slip on wet grass and no plate digs into the ground. The bottom of the.Jack post will dig into the wood over time and the post won't skid. If the wood skids, we put some saw kerfs in so she will bite. I'm a forestry person so I use a lot of wood.
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You're better off using knot would, but recycled material IMHO. Alf
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You're better off using knot would, but recycled material IMHO. Alf
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I thought you knew me well enough by now to know I pick up cut off scraps at job sites, pallets that I tear apart, dumpster finds and nickel deposit beverage cans. I used to have an adopt a highway route with the Boy Scouts and would show the boys what a wheel weight looked like and they'd pick me up some lead off the shoulder. I'd make sinkers for them. I'm such a dinosaur that lead is considered environmentally irresponsible now. Course I don't have lead pickers working for me either.
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