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Old 07-20-2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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Leveling Ground / Leveling Bus

(I'm not talking about a completed skoolie)

I'm working with a fairly sloped parking for my conversion, and moving it isn't an option. Any ideas to get some level ground?







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Old 07-20-2017, 04:38 PM   #2
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Something like this: https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...hoCGjAQAvD_BwE

Or make your own out of lengths of 2x6. That is what I did.
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i suppose driving it onto boards on one side, or jacking n blocking up is out of the question...
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:06 PM   #4
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Something like this: https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...hoCGjAQAvD_BwE

Or make your own out of lengths of 2x6. That is what I did.
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i suppose driving it onto boards on one side, or jacking n blocking up is out of the question...
I was thinking of using stacks of scrap plywood I have laying around - it's thick, 3/4 I think.

Chev49, I've been toying with the idea... I just don't have too much room to move. I think its ultimately the way to go, whether with my own blocked ramps or purchase some fancy ones

I figured a quick post might entice some interesting ideas too
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:50 PM   #5
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Have you thought of some heavy duty bottle jacks to lift it and then block it when level? Should be able to rent them if not find some to buy.

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Old 07-20-2017, 08:27 PM   #6
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Scoot the bus forward 4', dig out about 6" of dirt, form and pour a 4 ft square pad to back up on. Just be sure to get the surface level with the existing driveway and add an "X" of rebar in the center of the pour and you will be good to go. Each pad will use a little less than a cubic yard of concrete if the level of the drive isn't a whole lot higher than the original dirt Jack.
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Any railroad ties laying around?
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:32 AM   #9
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Good thread...I'm in the same predicament. Waiting for more suggestions....
I do like the link you posted PNW_Steve.

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Old 07-21-2017, 07:46 AM   #10
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ive had the same problem. easy fix but a hard hour of shoveling. dig under the tires lol. thats what i did. then when i needed to get up i just made the hole into more of a ramp and out it went.

i had to make my front even with the back and dug a good 1' by 2' hole for each front tire and it fits right in. this may not help if you dont have your own property though.
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