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Old 07-31-2006, 09:51 AM   #15
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Hi classic67--For long term outside storage tires will be better protected from the elements if they are up above the ground or pavement level, on wood. I park on gravel and place 2"x6"x9" boards behind all four wheels when just about in position. Then one more slight push backward, and the A/S is up on the boards. Works for me.--Frank S

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Old 07-31-2006, 10:45 AM   #16
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I use what is called a "tongue twister". It is much shorter than a stand- only about 2-3" tall. It has a pipe on top to receive the trailer jack and that is connected to a screw bolt. With a 3/4" power driver or socket you can move the tongue of the trailer about 3 or 4" in either direction, plus it isn't as tall as the stand.

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Old 07-31-2006, 11:07 AM   #17
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Lowering Tongue

ONe of these days you're bound to encounter a parking spot where you'll have to put the tongue virtually on the ground to get level! A good solid chunk of wood works great but I've been using twelve 5/16" thick, 8 x 10 hard plastic cutting boards that I bought at WalMart for about $1.99 each. I stack them for levelling, in moderate situations, and place one under each stabilizer jack almost every time I set up. For Winter storage on my drive I place one under each tire, one under each stabilizer, and one under the tongue jack. My storage pad is asphalt and, no matter what you do, the weight of the AS will cause depressions --- generally at the tires since the stabilizers are not loaded that heavily.

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Old 07-31-2006, 06:11 PM   #18
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John, Good point about the height of the cone. I have not had that problem yet, but have been close a few times. A 2x4 would do in a pinch if this happened.



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