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Old 03-01-2016, 06:33 AM   #11
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We struggle every year with setting our camper on our summer site. We are set June through October but if the old creek floods we have to pull out. Using just the jacks to stabilize is hard as there is a slight tilt towards the creek. The concrete blocks sound like a good idea and we could still pull out quickly if needed. There were posts that spoke of putting the blocks on the frame but pics of blocks under the jacks. I am thinking frame would be better but I don't want to twist it. We already bent one Jack foot last year because the base under the foot wasnt level...
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:17 AM   #12
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There were posts that spoke of putting the blocks on the frame but pics of blocks under the jacks. I am thinking frame would be better but I don't want to twist it. We already bent one Jack foot last year because the base under the foot wasnt level...
I've seen both but I personally put all my blocks under the frame. On my previous trailer I didn't even have the stabilizer jacks down at all.

Others have mentioned needing jacks to lift the trailer up before putting the blocks under but I've never needed one. Once the trailer is level, you are just putting the blocks/wood/shims under it to hold it in place.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:35 AM   #13
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When I had my 5er at a seasonal site (we also pulled out and traveled some) I used concrete blocks under the stabilizers and in front and behind the wheels with screw jacks. Was very steady, and easy to do. When I did pull out, I only had to move the blocks in front of the wheels. The screw jacks also made it easy to adjust for settling.
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