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Old 10-14-2007, 01:35 AM   #15
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Our rural property is on a hill. The only level place is what the house sits upon. So I have the same problem as you do so I built 2 side by side 2x6s platform the tandem wheels rest on. Then with several short 2x6 scraps on the ground before the platform I can gently back my trailer onto it. I tend not to trust jacks as a long term solution.

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Old 10-14-2007, 08:09 AM   #16
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So..... I will go and look and see if any thing make sense. Hopefully it will make more sense. I am just the right person to accept the position of "paranoid lookout" . Now to find the Jack Squad!

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Old 10-14-2007, 03:38 PM   #17
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Once you lift the trailer off the pneumatic tires most of the action-reaction wiggle goes away - but to better have a sense of permanent structure you might want a set of these:

eBay Motors: VINTAGE STABILIZER JACKS (item 330175865547 end time Oct-19-07 12:50:33 PDT)

Not an endorsement to buy since I've never laid eyes on them in person, just an example of 'stabilizer jacks' that you'd have to really work at damaging something with...

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:24 PM   #18
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I don't want to make things more complicated, but maybe better mentioning this now instead of finding out the hard way. You may or may not have a hassle from your local planning and zoning dept. Some communities have limits on living in a "travel trailer", or age limits on "manufactured housing". Depending on the zoning rules and how strict they are enforced in your area there may be something to be said for not setting the Sovereign up too permanent looking. You could then always say it is a "travel trailer" and not used for permanent housing. I don't know if this sounds too sneaky for your taste or if where you are there will be any objections at all. Sometimes also the best approach is not bringing your plan to their attention.

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