Eloine Chapman: Hello - I was wondering why you are using the Styrofoam pads? It would seem
that once the weight of cinder blocks and the trailer sits on it it will
just crush? What purpose does it serve?
sailingsolar: Hello Guy! I take it this is not for overnight stopping and quick leveling
but to get the weight off the wheels and for a long term set up. Is it
this best done for long term storage? Your demo model made me smile, nice
touch. Thanks for the video and/or possible reply either way. cheers
As Homer Simpson always says "Doah!" I read the other comments after
posting the above. No reply needed. Thank you Guy, I'll have to talk to my
brother about his storage method. (It's an older older brother, Yesss!)
Guy Presse: Block up the tongue, then the frame farthest from the tongue behind the
axle. Easy enough to do in the yard if all secure. If you've never done
this, remember to unscrew from the bolt nuts, usually inside the frame, and
punch out the bolts. The bolts are ribbed to hold secure in the hangers.
You'll need to replace bushings. Also check hangers for oblong worn bolt
holes. Cheers and good luck.
justalittlemommy: I could see doing this if you are parking the trailer on your property and
it's going to be there for a long while, but not if you are taking your
trailer out for a weekend camping trip. No one is going to haul around a
truck load of cinder blocks on a camping trip.
Patrick Mahoney: Great stuff.. thanks Guy
shizlnit: Well thats cute
Guy Presse: You're absolutely right about that. Up here in Canada, most travel trailers
are parked for the season, from May 1'st of so till October 15 or so, on
the same spot, sometimes for many years, at the same campsite. The trailers
even overwinter on the same spot. Nearly all of them are blocked up.
Guy Presse: Hello Patrick. Thanks so much for the taking to comment. It's always
Amrakdg: Great video. How would you suggest doing the same thing but lifting it
enough so that you can remove the wheels? I need to replace the springs on
my double axle travel trailer. Thanks.
Richard Manus: Actually, you'll have better luck if you start a leveling point near the
axles and leveling to the width. Then do the same at the tongue, using a
level inside to get the floor level as close as possible. Remember a long
trailer is built on a "S" frame for mobility and if you try to water level
the whole thing, you will pop all the paneling loose or crack the
sheetrock. You must maintain the "S"
Corbin Davis: Good tutorial! This helps alot. I tried having someone explain it to me,
but this visual example makes it clear. Having said that, I'm not sure that
you are going to fit in that particular trailer!
Gary Ruggles: Thanks Guy I was just getting ready to do this (27 footer). Whats the blue
styrofoam for and can I use 2 inch lumber instead? Thanks great video. gary
Guy Presse: I would have done the video with a real trailer, but I didn't think anybody
would want to watch me for an hour or so. Thanks for taking the time to
comment, it's much appreciated.
Guy Presse: It's not a real issue if it's not level from side to side, it's just so
much easier to level when it is, so yes, if you fit a block around near
where the axle is to level from side to side, then the front to back is a
breeze. What you don't want to do is lift hard on one corner when the
other corners aren't supported. Leveling that way is a nightmare. I've
often dug out under the wheels to level when in your situation if the
ground isn't too hard. Cheers and good luck.
Don S: Great video & I love the "props". I don't have a choice of a level (side to
side) spot. I have about a 4" drop from the right to left sides. Wouldn't
an extra cement block or treated lumber be acceptable to raise the left
side a bit higher than the right? What problems could I expect & how can I
Guy Presse: Hey Gary, sorry so long before getting back to you. Yes, lumber does the
job well also. Here in Canada with the frost, some people claim the
styrofoam reduces frost heave. Most folks just use a concrete patio stone
or pressure treated plywood. Hope all worked out well for you.
Lis Outland: Thanks so much for your video. We're just about to set our RV up
permanently for a year or two and we were having trouble figuring out how
we'll go about it. This helps a lot.
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