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Old 08-02-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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I plan to put my 38fb2 on a site permanent and was wondering if I should put it on blocks or just let it sit on the level-up system?
Any suggestions would be helpful, Thanks.


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If I was going to keep my camper in one spot I would put the camper on blocks, I believe camper would be more stable. I like my level-up but on blocks it would be one less thing to worry about


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Old 08-02-2016, 10:21 PM   #3
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This is just a story of my experience with "permanent" sites. Take from it what you please.

Our previous MH (2004 Sunseeker) which was on what we previously called a permanent site needed some insurance repairs. A tree branch fell on the roof, puncturing the rubber, underlayment, the AC unit and ultimately excessive water damage. It turned out to be an $8000 repair. The insurance agent asked the location of the motor home at time of damage. We replied at our permanent site. Her jaw nearly hit the desk. She asked if the MH had skirting, blocks or any permanently attached utilities. We truthfully answered no. She then stated the term we were looking for was our "seasonal" site. Any of these would make a camper permanent and therefore our policy was void. She then reasked the question and we gave the correct response. She nodded and smiled and said we would have the check within 2 weeks. (It was actually about ten days.) I now make a conscience effort to refer to our site for what it truly is. Seasonal.

IMO you would be OK to put on blocks if you didn't remove the tires. But then again, it won't be me writing the check if something goes bad. I would just suggest a quick phone call to the insurance company to verify all is well. Again, that is just my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:26 PM   #4
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This is just a story of my experience with "permanent" sites. Take from it what you please.

Our previous MH (2004 Sunseeker) which was on what we previously called a permanent site needed some insurance repairs. A tree branch fell on the roof, puncturing the rubber, underlayment, the AC unit and ultimately excessive water damage. It turned out to be an $8000 repair. The insurance agent asked the location of the motor home at time of damage. We replied at our permanent site. Her jaw nearly hit the desk. She asked if the MH had skirting, blocks or any permanently attached utilities. We truthfully answered no. She then stated the term we were looking for was our "seasonal" site. Any of these would make a camper permanent and therefore our policy was void. She then reasked the question and we gave the correct response. She nodded and smiled and said we would have the check within 2 weeks. (It was actually about ten days.) I now make a conscience effort to refer to our site for what it truly is. Seasonal.

IMO you would be OK to put on blocks if you didn't remove the tires. But then again, it won't be me writing the check if something goes bad. I would just suggest a quick phone call to the insurance company to verify all is well. Again, that is just my opinion.

Good thought, I heard similar advice in Florida.
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Seems I heard somewhere about keeping the tires on camper, you may need to talk to your insurance agent.


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Thank you so much would never thought of that, I will call it a seasonal site and call my insurance before I park it anywhere then where they know it is. Thanks again much appreciated.


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If you plan on truly making it permanent then get yourself a bunch of cinder blocks. Put them on the corners of the trailer and in front of and behind the wheels on both sides. You will want some wood shims to make the blocks fit nice and tight.

Also if possible, it's really nice to use pvc pipe for draining your tanks rather than the regular sewer hoses.
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