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Options to level Tacoma for camping

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by yellowdogpaddler, May 30, 2019.

  1. May 30, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    yellowdogpaddler

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    Looking for options to level out the Tacoma for camping/sleeping. Ideally it would be easy to setup and adjust to get a level sleeping platform. This past weekend's first trip was great but all of us woke up laying on top of each other :rofl:.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. May 30, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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  3. May 30, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Scrap lumber, firewood, rocks, or

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    air bags independently valved would allow tinkering side to side and F/R if it was parked nose high.
     
  7. May 30, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    Rocks, dirt, scrap lumber, traction boards, RV leveling blocks... :notsure:
     
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  8. May 30, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    I was wondering if there was some sort of air option. Do you have an example or a link you would share?
     
  9. May 30, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Lots of folks around here use them, but for load management. Normally they are aired together off one valve. I think Firestone Ride Rite might be a brand?

    The splitting of the air supply was something I learned eons ago on drag cars that had rear coil springs (GTOs). Air the right side more than the left (yep, sits lopsided) so at launch the torque evened up the wt distribution to the rear slicks.

    This probably isn't a reasonable solution if that's all you'd ever use them for. However, if you need a modest addition in load capacity, they are often a suitable choice rather than a spring change. So you could double up on function.
     
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  10. May 30, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    To each their own, but why make it so complicated and expensive?

    If you want a pretty solution, get some of those RV blocks. Otherwise just carry some misc lengths of 2x8 and maybe some 4x4s for bigger needs. Super cheap, easy, and doubles as a good base for a jack, cribbing or any number of other things
     
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  11. May 30, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    The other thing I recall seeing on an Auzzie 4x4 Youtube channel was an airbag used for recovery...
     
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    I use these, and they work great.
     
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    Are you just looking for things to spend money/time on?

    Seems like a whole lotta work, for not much gain compared to some RV leveling blocks.
     
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  15. May 31, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    No. I like knowing "all" options that are possible and then making an educated decision. There are a lot of very smart, creative people coming up with ideas all the time. I like hearing all sides.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    A couple of jack stands with planks?
     
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