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Old 07-07-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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Well, just saw this level job this past weekend and wanted to share it with the forum. If you have a photo of a better job that this, I'd like to see it.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Wow, unless the tire on the right is under-inflated, it looks like it is carrying all the weight. This doesn't looks safe, or wise.

Also, I'm not sure cinder blocks will hold up under the stress. I've seen some decorative blocks crumble under a lot less weight than an RV, and these don't look very big.
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I only have a single-axle trailer, so I have no idea how someone would end up with their wheels hiked up at an angle like that! Why?!
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As an engineer, and a safety coordinator at work as well, this makes me cringe, just to look at it!

I'd call it Yankee ingenuity, but most Yankees I know are smarter than that.
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As an engineer, and a safety coordinator at work as well, this makes me cringe, just to look at it!

I'd call it Yankee ingenuity, but most Yankees I know are smarter than that.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Why are wheels out of wells? something is wrong here as I have never seen this before, as I have AS since 1963 before several sob & have had trailers since 1950's. P.S I also was involved w/safety in my line of work this why I do not condone using jacks and jack stands on tandem axle trailers of any make.... I have seen people killed because of careless acts & not pleasant to see. I will not go further at this time because moderators get upset with facts.. I am 80 yrs. old & had close friends killed including my father & brother so as I stated before safety safety safety.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #8
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This was Some Other Brand as was the one next to it that was leveled up almost the same way. Manners precluded me from just standing there to marvel at it and saying WOW out loud!
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No way, no how would I ever do something as foolish as this. There has got to be more to this story.
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Dual springs have a toggle built between them so they still share the load, even when ramped way out of whack like that.

It's still kinda creepy looking, huh?
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Why are wheels out of wells? something is wrong here as I have never seen this before, as I have AS since 1963 before several sob & have had trailers since 1950's. P.S I also was involved w/safety in my line of work this why I do not condone using jacks and jack stands on tandem axle trailers of any make.... I have seen people killed because of careless acts & not pleasant to see. I will not go further at this time because moderators get upset with facts.. I am 80 yrs. old & had close friends killed including my father & brother so as I stated before safety safety safety.
We're looking under an extended slide out which gives us an odd perspective to the wells in relation to the wheels.
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I could say so much about that leveling job, I just don't know where to start. (hint, none of it is good)
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No words necessary...

...but I have to say something to post this pic!
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