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DIY sand ladders using Lynx levelers

Post by Astrophysics » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:26 am

Hi,

For traction in sand etc, the off readers use Max Trac or equivalent sand ladders.
For fun I took the Lynx levelers from our trailer and bolted them together with 3/8 X 2 1/2" long he's bolts , flat washers and nylon lock nuts.
6 levelers on lower row, and 5 on top. Cost to make 2 is about $120 in materials. Weighs 10mlbs per leveler vs about 8 lbs for Aussie made Max Trac.
Max Trac list price $299.

May try them out in desert.

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Re: DIY sand ladders using Lynx levelers

Post by Herbie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:17 pm

Let us know how it goes.

I've got TRED mats, but I also have a set of "flexible" mats for snow extraction. They're made from hinged plastic plates. I was always curious if they'd work for sand, too. The nice thing is that they store "folded", so I thought I might be able to use them for leveling too (by unfolding them part-way to make a stepped stack, like with the leveling blocks.).
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Re: DIY sand ladders using Lynx levelers

Post by Astrophysics » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:34 am

Hi,

I just saw the SEMA show web site showing the Aussie Maxtrax Extreme version where they added E metal (aluminum albeit) studs to there Trax. Wow, I should have applied for a patent.

I attached some rope to mine to make sling to carry them.

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Re: DIY sand ladders using Lynx levelers

Post by AstroWill » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:02 am

Have you tried them yet?

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Re: DIY sand ladders using Lynx levelers

Post by Snowgeek » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:39 am

That trailer looks a lot like my new-to-me one.... is that a Viking or a sun lite, or something different?

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Re: DIY sand ladders using Lynx levelers

Post by Astrophysics » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:46 am

Hi,

Pop up trailer is 2006 A frame Chalet XL1930
They are made in Albany Oregon.
I added the aluminum front storage box.

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