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ChiefGeek 08-18-2014 09:42 PM

How to block up a TT on a permanent site?
 
Hello. We've just closed on a permanent paved lot in Gatlinburg, TN for our new Puma 32DBKS. We'll need to block it up once we move it up there and was wondering if someone could ed-u-cate me on the process, and what I'll need (materials) to get er done? :)

ChiefGeek 08-18-2014 11:35 PM

How to block up a TT on a permanant site?
 
Been looking at a lot of ways online others have done it, and many use existing stabs and some additional stabs (or even jack lifts from Harbor Freight). Others are big on cement blocks. I'm guessing since the weight is distributed, the tongue, wheels, stabs, and some jack stands all sharing the weight would thus distribute the weight to under a 1/2 ton per distribution point? Trailer will weigh about 9000 lbs. all loaded out.

Looks like putting two lifts on the frame where each slide (close to each end) might be a good idea too?

GaryWT 08-19-2014 03:21 PM

When we were seasonal we were on blocks. Used various blocks, 8 inch, 4 inch etc and then used wood shingles to shim up is needed. Leave wheels on the ground. Four corners and in front of the wheels once it is leveled. Good luck.

lane raker 08-22-2014 08:14 AM

I have my tires on a treated 2x10 and then I put 8x4x16 cinder block down as pads for my jacks. Chocked the wheels and we were good to go. This is the same setup basically everyone in our seasonal cg uses. I don't think there is a set method, take a drive around the campground and look to see what others did. That's how I came up with our set up.

wwsmith111 09-21-2014 05:28 PM

If you block it up or use jack stands try and keep the points lifting the trailer similar to what the trailer has when sitting on its wheels/tires. The frame and the weight are "draped" over the tandems if you will. If you lift the rear and/or front to much you may find that now your door won't close or open a couple of days later, etc. I had this problem that is why I mentioned it.

ChiefGeek 09-21-2014 09:48 PM

I'm planning (1-2 wk. Oct.) to cement block front and rear corners with cement blocks and PT wood (2x10's). Then using 6000 lb. Jack stands (Camco) stabilize each slide (2 jack stands per slide [3 slides total], one on each side), and with the two remaining jack stands stabilize the frame just in front of the axels, one on each side of the trailer.

Anyone see a problem with this?


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