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The old 2x10 x16” long pressure treated each end cut on a 45dg angle. I never had to go any higher than the 1 1/2 thickness of each block.  Although these days you may be able to buy the Anderson levelers for half the price of wood. 😳

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Grant  2022 GMC Denali 2500 HD 2019  Elite 11😎

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Anderson Leveling chocks.  Used them at a couple of camp sites.  Mostly at home,  When Oli isn't in her covered shelter, Then she next to the garage and that slopes down but 3-3.5 inches from one side of the axle to the other.  Really simple to get it really close as long as my beloved wife is telling me when to stop.  Takes little team work, but it is quick and easy.

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2020 Elite II Twin -  Hull # 648

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The two rear leveling jacks.

 

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher and Rocky plus our beloved Storm, Maggie and Lucy (all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD SRW Diesel 4x4 

 

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We've used Lynx Leveler blocks for all our RVs. I like them because you can use them for other things, too, if needed (sewer hose ramp, picnic table legs, etc.).

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Stephanie and Dudley from CT.  2022 LE2, Hull #1150: Eggcelsior.

Tow vehicle: 2016 GMC Sierra 6.0 gas dually 4x4.

Our Oliver journey: Steph and Dud B's RV Screed

Where we've been RVing since 1999:

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4 hours ago, Overland said:

You guys need to think outside of the box.  Take a few lessons from the ATV hauling thread, add a bucket, and now you're leveling the site, not the trailer.

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Yeah, but sometimes you've got to bring in the big dogs. And most parks frown on that...

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12

 

 

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Anderson levelers for side-to-side.  We've used them for years.  We call them "marriage savers".  LOL

And on the Ollie we added a LevelMate Pro.  I hemmed and hawed about it, but the first time I set up on my own?  Zero regrets!

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Boulder, CO

2022 Elite II #953
TV: 2021 Ford Expedition Max Platinum, Max Tow Package

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1 hour ago, SeaDawg said:

 

Yeah, but sometimes you've got to bring in the big dogs. And most parks frown on that...

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Narrow minded people!   Maybe there are parks that are more open to a few big dogs helping out. 

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John and Debbie, Beaverton, Oregon,  2017 Ford Expedition EL 4x4 with heavy duty tow package. 

Present trailer, 2003 Coleman tent trailer

Oliver Elite II is on my wish list

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3 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

Yeah, but sometimes you've got to bring in the big dogs. And most parks frown on that...

Some owners REALLY like to boondock!

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2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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We use Camco system for jacks and leveling wedges. Cut out rubber welcome mat and placed under wedges because some folks have trouble with these wedges slipping out when driving up on them, but we have not had that issue with rubber mat cutouts placed under wedges:

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I like the Andersen’s.  They are more expensive but I am mainly a solo traveler and find them easy to use on my own.  I bought levelmate pro as part of pre trailer pickup supplies and have yet to install.  

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We use the Andersen levels and jack stands. We had used the Andersen levelers for 5 years with our 5th wheel. They are easy to use with out having to add blocks.

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Charlie & Cindy / Cleburne, TX / 2021 Elite II Hull #743 / 2013 Ford F250 Diesel 4WD Supercab

States we've camped in our Oliver:

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47 minutes ago, Boudicca908 said:

This is good to know for others of us who are / will be solo travelers. Thanks!

My husband loves them for this reason. He normally goes out and sets up while I'm still at work and then I drive out when I get off. He has no problem getting level by himself. On our 5th wheel we had the Level Mate Pro but left it in it when we sold it. So far he said he hasn't really needed it with the Oliver and the Andersen levelers.

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Charlie & Cindy / Cleburne, TX / 2021 Elite II Hull #743 / 2013 Ford F250 Diesel 4WD Supercab

States we've camped in our Oliver:

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James and Steph at fitRV just posted this video on installing and using a levelmate pro. As usual, good video. Yes, they drive a van camper, but it shouldn't really differ that much.

 

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12

 

 

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