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Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:20:59 AM »
Has anyone used Camco levelers?  Are there any important differences between them and Camco levelers? (I do have a BAL leveler for leveling the camper, but I often need something under the stabilizers)


http://www.amazon.com/Camco-44505-RV-Leveling-Blocks/dp/B00480BWCI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1363011530&sr=8-6&keywords=lynx+levelers#productDetails


http://www.amazon.com/Tri-Lynx-00015-Leveler-Leveling-Storage/dp/B0028PJ10K/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1363014938&sr=1-1&keywords=lynx+levelers#productDetails

for an $8 difference, I don't care if I have orange or yellow.
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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 11:59:52 AM »
There really is not much of a difference.  Unless the Lynx dramatically went up in price over the last 4 years $37 is alot, picked up mine Walmart for around $25 or $30.
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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 01:01:32 PM »
for an $8 difference, I don't care if I have orange or yellow.
I only have Lynx, but I think you hit the nail on the head, the color is the difference.
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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 08:15:06 PM »
If you have small stabilizer sand pads you may find it difficult to get them on the Lynx blocks.  I have the Lynx caps to give me a smooth surface to hit.  The Camco blocks look a bit bigger being square.
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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 09:32:43 PM »
I use the Lynx and have had them for about 8 years.  They have linking chocks and the top caps as accessories options that work well.



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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 07:15:00 AM »
And the fact you can pick up an extra set of the Lynx blocks up at any WalMart if you find that horribly out-of-kilter site where you don't have enough of them is another minor point in their favor.  Since you have a BAL, that probably isn't high on the list, though.  I love the caps for the reasons mentioned. 

They are also useful for leveling other things like outdoor kitchens.  The Camco has that point in its favor, however, with the flatter top, not requiring a one of the caps.

Maybe I don't have enough imagination or something, but I fail to see how you can get the second chock in place like in the picture Joe posted.  The chocks lock in just like the blocks, so the only way i can see how to get the second chock in place is to lift the wheel vertically to gain enough clearance to place it.

The chocks are nice to have as a stop when pulling/pushing your trailer up onto the blocks, though.

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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 01:54:53 PM »
I'm a little unclear on how the chocks get that snug on the tire, too. We added the chocks last year, to our collection of orange. We don't use the Lynx chocks all the time, but they have come in handy in a couple of sites. For the one in the pic, we backed the pup until very snug against the one at the back of the stack of blocks, then added the front chock before unhitching. We had two regular chocks on the other wheel. We also used all the caps we had at the time (got another set -free! -from a Lynx FB event). Even with the sand pad on the one stabilizer that we did not have on a block or cap, by the end of a few days it was obvious how much the extra surface area of the lynx helped with the somewhat soft site.

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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 08:20:23 PM »
I have the yellow ones.  Because I got them FREE a couple of years ago at the Tampa RV Supershow.  They work great.  Never had an issue with them.

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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 08:41:22 PM »
I believe the picture shows a big RV tire. And I don't think it is tight on the left side, but close. I have not been able to get them that tight on my PUPs tires.

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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2013, 05:15:20 PM »
Would you rather eat a sweet orange or a bitter lemon.

I think you have your answer.

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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 07:41:48 PM »
The Lynx Leveler Guy answered :D I find them at our CG left behind all the time, I have quite a collection 8)

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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 08:57:18 PM »
I think to be fair we should see what CamcoLevelerGuy has to say  ::)

Honestly, I have not had a chance to use my lynx levelers that came with my RV.  I was thinking I was going to need/want 2 sets but I haven't been to any sites that don't have a paved spur so no need for even the 1 set yet.  This weekend I am going to campground where I will probably need to level.....all dirt spots.
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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 07:00:40 AM »
I find them at our CG left behind all the time, I have quite a collection 8)
Wow, the only things I ever find left behind are trash and tent pegs.  I have quite a collection of tent pegs, everything from cheap plastic to super heavy duty steel spikes.
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Re: Lynx versus Camco levelers? Is there a difference?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 09:09:47 AM »
Wow, the only things I ever find left behind are trash and tent pegs.  I have quite a collection of tent pegs, everything from cheap plastic to super heavy duty steel spikes.

 :reader: Interesting topic, FMBhappycamper and Fritz.  I'm curious to read more, I started a new topic on "things found at a campground" so we don't veer off topic too much here  :D
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