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Why you shouldn’t level your RV on wood or concrete blocks

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There are a number of different reasons to level your RV, including better sleep, a functioning refrigeration system, proper water tank readings, and to avoid damaging or binding your slide-outs (see “Top three reasons to level your RV”). However, what you level your RV on matters as much as why you level in the first place.

The downside to wood leveling blocks

You may have spent years perfecting the art of crafting the ideal wood leveling block. You may even have it down to a science. But no matter how perfect your craftsmanship is, wood inherently has a number of weaknesses:

1) Bugs and rotting

Wood often carries bugs, including wood-eating ones like termites. Bugs compromise the structural integrity of your wood blocks, and ultimately cause decay and breakage.

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In addition, nature unfortunately doesn’t come with a dependable warranty program, which means that your stack of wooden blocks is prone to mould and bound to rot with time (and changing weather conditions).

With time, wood blocks tend to get deformed, so no matter how perfectly you measure their size at the beginning, they’re prone to wear and tear from the elements. Plywood especially tends to swell, separate, and hold water.

Lynx Levelers are made of plastic, so you’ll never have to worry about pesky bugs or damp conditions threatening your RV vacation.


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2) It’s heavy and takes up valuable storage space

Most RVers carry an assortment of wood blocks. Wood blocks, however, are heavy and you’ll have to carry a whole stack of them to meet all your leveling needs. They get even heavier when wet and take up much more storage space than a small bag of levelers would.

Lynx Levelers not only withstand tremendous weight, but are also lightweight, compact, simple to assemble, and even simpler to unsnap and store away until next time.

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3) Stacking boards

If you’re trying to lift your RV up four to five inches on stacked boards, you’ll have a very difficult time doing so, especially if you’re pushing uphill.

Lynx Levelers are made to interlock and can raise your RV in one inch increments to help you level slowly and safely.

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Note: leveling your RV and stabilizing it are two different things. Leveling lifts the entire RV to your desired height, whereas stabilizing eliminates RV bounce once the coach is already level.


Where wood fails, concrete prevails?

Not really. Concrete faces some similar issues as wood (see numbers 2 and 3 above), and then also brings its own set of challenges:

1) Crushing

Some concrete users have reported crushing their concrete blocks as they drove over them on soft campgrounds.

2) You need a jack

In order to lift your RV onto the concrete blocks, you’ll need a jack strong enough to withstand the weight of your rig.


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