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Old 07-28-2015, 06:30 AM   #1
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Block question

Have 28 foot Dutchman at permanent camp ground for summer. Placing it up on cinder blocks for leveling and stability. Should I lift it high enough to get the tires and axels off the ground?


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Old 07-28-2015, 07:16 AM   #2
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First and foremost, do NOT use cinder blocks!
They are way too unstable and brittle.
The levelers on the trailer should be sufficient. You can add some jack stands if you want.

And second, there is no reason to lift the trailer that high. You are just giving yourself a very tall first step and allowing more wind and water to get under the trailer. I see no advantage to lifting it that high. You could take the wheels off for storage, but again, no reason to keep it that high.

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Millions of Mobile homes sit on cement blocks for their whole life. Use then with the holes up, like a block building and wood on top.
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Yes, holes up and with many blocks would be ok. Not vertically with one on each corner.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:11 AM   #5
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One trick I learned from a mobile home dealer was to always place a wood block between the frame and the concrete block. The wood will spread the load a bit so that a crack won't start at a single contact point.
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