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Leveling ramps


Looking at getting some leveling ramps for van single axle, looking on EBay do i need to get the ones with the locking chocks any info would be great



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You don't have to but as caravan handbrakes are not all that special you will need some sort of chock, be it the one that suits your ramp & locks onto it or a few random blocks of wood.

Up to you really.

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We have just bought the Anderson levellers for our Bushtracker. We used them on a trip up the Buckland river to some of the best free camping in the East. The levellers work really well and are as strong as. You still need chocks as well

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Aldi have levelling ramps on sale from time to time. I have one, and it works very well. It also has a chock which is needed because the van is likely to run off if the brakes are not applied really hard. From memory, I paid $30 for my ramp.

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Sorry OP - I don't mean to hijack your thread but thought I could tack on to it:

I'll be buying a van with twin axles, what's the best way to level them?



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At the moment, I am using wooden blocks and plywood squares, they are working well for me, and I can use them for other things as well. I carry a jack of course, and axle stands for servicing the van. There are times when the ramps can't be used, and I can use the axle stand and blocks instead.

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In sand I just dig the high wheel down . Have done it in dirt but a bit harder .
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I have a pair of red ramps with removable black ends.Chocks as well and use chocks all the time.
As previously stated caravan hand breaks are not much good.I also donot undo my safety chains until the van is level chocked & hand brake applied.
Used on single axel van. The red part will fit between dual wheels. I luv em but still carry jacking blocks .Les

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I also have levelling ramps and locking chocks and use them when nesessary. I also carry a couple of pieces of wood, 19 mm thick, and sometimes find it is easier to use them. In both cases I use the chocks to secure the wheels, as others have said caravan hand brakes can be unreliable.

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I went to supercheap yesterday and bought some that sounds like the ones leshill mentioned, red and black and for dual axles. Best part was the Made In Australia symbol.

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For a single axle those ones that are curved on a taper work a treat , I have the normal ones on a double axle but I watched a guy with a single axle use his and it worked well



-- Edited by mezza56 on Monday 15th of October 2018 07:50:41 AM

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I'm with Cyclops spend the extra and get the best Anderson Load Levellers they come with chocks they are the easiest to use no stuffing around.

www.youtube.com/watch

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Gday...

I had never given much consideration to the Anderson Levelers and have seen them around very occasionally - so I watched the video.

That prompted me to do a bit of a search to see if it was worth 'spending the extra' - found this

Now thats a LOT of $$$.

I think the Andersons are pretty good - but I don't have any problem with my existing levelers which cost this much plus chocks for this much.

I very much doubt I will ever find $400 value for money against a product as effective for less than $50.

Cheeers - at least this topic has been uplifting - John



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You just love a dig don't you Rocky? What about the price for just the load levellers instead of all the accessories? There's enough there for 3 single axle vans like the OPs with some left over! So a set to suit $40 US + postage + gst
or

www.ebay.com.au/itm/Andersen-Camper-Leveler-Wheel-Chock/202388427517


Now you wouldn't believe it would you Rocky?

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Gday...

Sorry Kebbin - definitely NOT having a dig. cry

Thanks for the link - it shows it is cheaper than the "kit" - $85.95 for one set and free postage within Straya - so that gives ya a set of two for the tandem van - $170.

Still a bit dear for me to discard my less than $50 set for the tandem van and get these for $170. Fail to see value for money. Remember I am not "digging" - jest saying that in my opinion, they are NOT value for MY money. hmm

Especially as I have absolutely no problems with the ones I have - they are definitely no less easy to put the van on and chock than the Anderson's as per the video.

OH ... and I don't need a liddle plastic hammer.      

cheers - John



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sorry people but the wat I read this post is levelling ramps when parking the van. Maybe I have misunderstood the OP.

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Any old ramps are OK for leveling up your caravan, after all they're only a chunk of beveled plastic.

Aldi ones are OK, we got ours on special at Supercheap Auto.

Some of them come with the smaller chocks to prevent rolling off. Some are an extra few bucks

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the ginger nomad wrote:

sorry people but the wat I read this post is levelling ramps when parking the van. Maybe I have misunderstood the OP.


 The OP indicated he was after some ramps (he had not got them at that time) for levelling his van. He was asking if he needs the types with the added wheel chocks. The first reply fully answered his query by indicating he would need the chocks if he can't rely upon his handbrake. The next reply suggested a system that included the chocking mechanism. There was a subsequent request regarding levelling for a twin axle van. most of the replies answered on or other of the questions.

Where is the problem?



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Cowboy7307 wrote:

Looking at getting some leveling ramps for van single axle, looking on EBay do i need to get the ones with the locking chocks any info would be great


 The best levelling device I have had for a van was a length of 215 x 35 mm chunk of timber. You use a few small offcuts of timber to raise on end. That provides a long gradient to raise the wheel without having to make a decision as to which step on a ramp you should stop upon. You drive the van up the ramp until the low side is just a whisker higher than needed. You then place a block downhill of the wheel and let the van roll down onto that. That is the cheapest method of levelling the van and you can get it level first time every time.



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