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Post by ymfb1 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:54 pm

I just broke one of my Milenco Triples with my Kingham, doh.  Should be ok for a while, but will be looking for something else.
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Re: Levelling ramps?

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:19 pm

I've got triples and no problems. Were you on grass or hardstanding?
As regards alternative, don't bother with Fiamma Level-ups. I had those before the Triples and they split.

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Post by Gromit on Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:23 pm

Paulmold wrote:I've got triples and no problems. Were you on grass or hardstanding?
As regards alternative, don't bother with Fiamma Level-ups. I had those before the Triples and they split.
Same here Paul. Our Fiamma ones broke at the thin end. Hadn't had them long so I whinged a bit and they sent me a new pair. Fair enough! A nice gesture since I had lost the receipt, but the new ones were no better.

So I bought the triples and they have been fine.  smile!

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Post by chrisk on Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:26 pm

What i can't understand you book a hard standing pitch and its not level, being retired from the building game, i can't understand why they can't get them level, not rocket science.
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Post by dbroada on Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:52 pm

chrisk wrote:What i can't understand you book a hard standing pitch and its not level, being retired from the building game, i can't understand why they can't get them level, not rocket science.
To aid drainage?

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Post by Wargenwolf on Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:41 pm

chrisk wrote:What i can't understand you book a hard standing pitch and its not level, being retired from the building game, i can't understand why they can't get them level, not rocket science.
Both my previous vans sat nose down, so having the van level, or the pitch level are two different things.

The vast majority of club site, hard standing pitches that I've used were fairly level, but I needed ramps to level the van.

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Re: Levelling ramps?

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:50 pm

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chrisk wrote:What i can't understand you book a hard standing pitch and its not level, being retired from the building game, i can't understand why they can't get them level, not rocket science.
Both my previous vans sat nose down, so having the van level, or the pitch level are two different things.

The vast majority of club site, hard standing pitches that I've used were fairly level, but I needed ramps to level the van.

Same here.

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Re: Levelling ramps?

Post by chrisk on Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:51 pm

dbroada wrote:
chrisk wrote:What i can't understand you book a hard standing pitch and its not level, being retired from the building game, i can't understand why they can't get them level, not rocket science.
To aid drainage?


crushed stone is good drainage, if it was concrete being level will still run off.
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Re: Levelling ramps?

Post by Peter Brown on Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:34 am

If you include uk commercial sites, CL's, CS's and European sites, the vast majority pitch on grass. If the field is level the ground gets boggy easily. A gentle slope allows the water to run off and retain the pitch integrity. For shower draining and fridge operation you need to be pretty level so blocks are essential.

The mid size Thule and Fiamma blocks do split after 3 or 4 years but the big Millenco are too large for my storage space. I'm awaiting delivery of a pair of Fiamma 'Jumbo' and will see how they last.

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Re: Levelling ramps?

Post by Gromit on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:01 am

Did you spot this storage solution Peter?
http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t21156-ramps-storage-thanks-libraryman-others#179272

It wasn't too difficult to make, and it's surprising how much space the ramps took up. Or to be more accurate, it's surprising how much more useful space we have now they are out of the way.

Not an original idea, but I adapted suggestions from other members and it works a treat.

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Post by Paulmold on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 am

My triples fit between the back of the passenger seat and the side bench and if not needed on site they stay there even with seat swivelled round.

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Re: Levelling ramps?

Post by Peter Brown on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:22 am

Gromit wrote:Did you spot this storage solution Peter?
http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t21156-ramps-storage-thanks-libraryman-others#179272

It wasn't too difficult to make, and it's surprising how much space the ramps took up. Or to be more accurate, it's surprising how much more useful space we have now they are out of the way.

Not an original idea, but I adapted suggestions from other members and it works a treat.

Yes I had seen it but its not feasible under my van.

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