Stabilizing when on a hill

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  1. virtualjeff

    virtualjeff New Member

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    What do y’all do when your campsite is on a hill and you’re not able to put the front or rear stabilizers down? This has happened a few times in the past and it gets wobbly.
     
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    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    I use wood cribbing. Build up a base to extend your stabilizers to.
     
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    virtualjeff New Member

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    I carry boards if they’re not long enough. Sometimes, there’s a hill where I can’t physically lower them, because I don’t have enough clearance. Not sure what to do in that scenario.
     
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    You can dig out for the stabilizer or use a small jack and set the corner down on cribbing.
     
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    This is the reason we carry 4 sets of Lynx blocks and caps, for leveling and under the stabs. We use a stack of 5 blocks under the tongue jack with our current set-up, since the trailer has had a lift. We often use a block and cap, no matter the slope, under the stabs (which do have the round sand pads) tend to sink less.
    This is the site that made us realize we needed more Lynx than we had at the time
     

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    use Ikea bed lifts, cheap, tall, and they nest for stowing
     
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    Thanks! I’ll look into both!
     
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    X2 on the Lynx Levelers but I have about 8 bags plus a few caps. Last year was on a site that required a full bag of blocks under each front stab, also had to use some under the tongue jack and had to make an extra step to get in/out of the trailer.
     
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    How do you guys use the Lynx blocks if you can’t pull down the stabilizers it on a hill? Or do you use the blocks to jack up the trailer to get more height? I use a BAL leveler one side and chock on the other.
     
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    We have stuck with Lynx blocks for leveling, and use the Lynx chock on that side; BAL chock on the other. Have never had a site where we couldn’t use the stabilizers. (With the tiny/low to the ground first popup, we had no stabs on it, and it was challenging at times to place the stack jacks, but at least they were moveable)
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I either save 2' scraps of 6X6 or 4X4 that I cut off from fence posts or other projects here on the farm. Price is right for me.
     
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    It happened once last year at Sequoia. It sucked lol. I have a jack from my car that I could use might pick up another one for the other side.
     
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    Our TT has crank down stabs, so always have had the ability to crank them down. Least amount of cranking so far has been about 2 inches on the rear stabs... that was last year when I used a full bag under each front stab..
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    My last popup had fold down stabilizers. If I found myself on a hill that I couldn’t fold down the stabilizer I put lynx block under my tires. Then lowered the high side enough to raise the side I had trouble lowering the stabilizer On until I got it out then re leveled. Most of the time I was only off by a little bit and once in its position i was able to level like normal without a problem. You just have to remember to reverse that process when closing up. One of the reasons I really love the Crank stabilizers on my new to me popup.
     
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    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    Yes, crank stabilizers are better than fold down in every way.
     
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    @jmkay1 that makes sense, thanks! I'll pick some up.
     

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