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Old 06-15-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I have my trailer parked on a piece of land that will stay there permently, we use it as a cabin. Should I remove the tires or just have them off the ground so I can just spin them by hand every now and then.

any sugestion would be greatly appreciated



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Old 06-15-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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I would just leave them on. it is one less thing to store and then if your trailer slowly lowers then you have the tires there for it to land on. Plus if you are going to have the tires offthe ground i would make sure there is more jacks under the trailer then just the four corner ones.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
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I would just leave them on. it is one less thing to store and then if your trailer slowly lowers then you have the tires there for it to land on. Plus if you are going to have the tires offÂ*the ground i would make sure there is more jacks under the trailer then just the four corner ones.


The jacks on these trailers are stabilizing jacks, not leveling jacks. This is an important difference, they are not designed to carry the full weight of the trailer (meaning tires off the ground). So, the OP should use other jacks, like bottle jacks to lift the trailer and use other types of permanent blocking. Also, placement of the permanent blocking should NOT be at the corners of the trailer where the stabilizing jacks are located, but closer to the tires. Look at where the trailer weight is normally carried, the six points where the suspension attaches to the frame.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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you may want to cover the tires to protect them from the sun, but I agree: theres no need to take them off.



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