Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2004, 05:18 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,569
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
It could be just wishful thinking, but there's a brand new stack of 2 x 8's in our driveway. I think the ramp is going to be built soon!

I was just preparing a nag in my mind for him when I saw it. Good thing I married a mind-reader.
__________________

__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2004, 09:44 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,569
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
I just picked Mr. Chatty's brain (it took an ice pick and a sledgehammer to get him to open up) and here's what he has planned:

Stack 'em up, screw 'em together, cut an angle, flip one over.
__________________

__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 09:27 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
JohnG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 541
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkflamingoes
I just picked Mr. Chatty's brain (it took an ice pick and a sledgehammer to get him to open up) and here's what he has planned:

Stack 'em up, screw 'em together, cut an angle, flip one over.
Sounds like he's on the right track. Tell hime that is will be easier to cut the angle before he screws them together. Unless you have a chainsaw and are good at using it.
__________________
Just adding my 2 worth

John G
___________________________
1975 31ft Sovereign International
........Rear Bath Double Bed Model
Tow Vehicle:1999 GMC Serria SLE Classic 1500 5.7Ltr
System: Jordon 2020 Ultima Brake Controller
Hook-Up: Equalizing Hitch and Sway Bar
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2004, 11:43 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
3Ms75Argosy's Avatar
 
1975 Argosy 26
1963 24' Tradewind
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,341
Images: 7
How to keep the pyramid together?

John, when pulling (or pushing) your trailer up the stack.... how do you keep the stack from coming apart as the wheel goes up the stack. It looks like they'd slide apart. Is there some kind of non-skid between them?
Marc
__________________
3Ms75Argosy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2004, 02:02 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
JohnG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 541
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3Ms75Argosy
John, when pulling (or pushing) your trailer up the stack.... how do you keep the stack from coming apart as the wheel goes up the stack. It looks like they'd slide apart. Is there some kind of non-skid between them?
Marc
I think you are making reference to Rick's (Tarheel) post. I was wondering the same thing. It looks like it would just come apart and also looks like you could overshoot it too easy. I think I would be too nervous to try those type.

My ramp is a piece of reinforced steel ramp that I just lay down onto the top of the 6 ft 6x6 that has a stop block screwed on the end. I have a short one for a single wheel too in case I get a flat tire on the road. Mine work great.
__________________
Just adding my 2 worth

John G
___________________________
1975 31ft Sovereign International
........Rear Bath Double Bed Model
Tow Vehicle:1999 GMC Serria SLE Classic 1500 5.7Ltr
System: Jordon 2020 Ultima Brake Controller
Hook-Up: Equalizing Hitch and Sway Bar
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 01:47 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,569
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3Ms75Argosy
John, when pulling (or pushing) your trailer up the stack.... how do you keep the stack from coming apart as the wheel goes up the stack. It looks like they'd slide apart. Is there some kind of non-skid between them?
Marc
Yeah me three, or maybe he just had some examples for the picture for me.

Re: the cutting of our ramps: I'll definitely mention it to him. But he was a lumberjack for years before he barely escaped that world with his life. He's got all the tools for cutting at angles, and it seems this angle would have to be very gradual, hence longer to cut, hence harder to cut.

He's a man of few words, but I'll try to see what he says...
__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2004, 10:02 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
pinkflamingoes's Avatar
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Alameda , California
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,569
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 3
Send a message via AIM to pinkflamingoes Send a message via Yahoo to pinkflamingoes
It's up on ramps!

Finally!
The Tradewind is up on ramps. We've also got jacks supporting it in the back and two on the hitch for now, because the belly pan isn't off yet. When it comes off we're moving the jacks to the frame and adding two more.

Here are some not-so-great pictures from just a few minutes ago...

FINALLY!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	onjacks1.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	12.2 KB
ID:	8848   Click image for larger version

Name:	onjacks2.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	36.5 KB
ID:	8850  

Attached Images
 
__________________
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
~ Hurley

ingrid
1967 24' Tradewind #19104 ~ Forums #4449
pinkflamingoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2004, 12:51 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Tarheel's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
I was grown before I knew that "cinderblocks" could be used for building. I thought they were made for putting under cars.
__________________
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 09:22 AM   #23
New Member
 
2006 30' Classic S/O
Cape Girardeau , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3
Tarheel: Here's dumb question: What keeps the individual wooden blocks from moving when you are pulling the trailer onto the blocks for leveling or tire replacement?
Gumbo123
__________________
Gumbo123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #24
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,763
Images: 5
I would not use wood. Wood can be extremely slippery when wet.

I use the Lynx Levelers. They do double duty. They are much easier to store and carry. They lock together. They do not slip.

They work great. I speak from experience. I have changed a tire on the road four times in the last three years.

Here's a photo of them in use on the road with an actual flat tire.

Brian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0903.JPG
Views:	74
Size:	173.9 KB
ID:	79715  
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 10:00 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosetags View Post
I would not use wood. Wood can be extremely slippery when wet.

I use the Lynx Levelers. They do double duty. They are much easier to store and carry. They lock together. They do not slip.

They work great. I speak from experience. I have changed a tire on the road four times in the last three years.

Here's a photo of them in use on the road with an actual flat tire.

Brian
Yep, they are very flexible. Use them to level your rig side-to-side when camping on dirt, use them under the stabilizer jacks - throw an oreo under each one and ants will never bother to climb up and into your trailer. Stack them up and use them as a ramp - I also have the wheel chock pieces which can keep you from driving off the edge of the ramp.

In mud, place two rows of 4 together in front of the door to get the stuff off your boots outside!

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 12:01 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
Journalist's Avatar
 
1969 25' Tradewind
Irmo , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 744
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
I was grown before I knew that "cinderblocks" could be used for building. I thought they were made for putting under cars.
Never EVER put anything heavy on a cinder block. I know some people who lost their son when a cinder block he was using to hold up a car crumbled and the car fell on him. Wood is dangerous enough, but concrete is a really bad idea.
__________________
AIR #8891
Unrestored 1969 25' Tradewind
Overkill Tow Vehicle of the Year Award:
2001 GMC 3500 4x4 Dually 6.6L Duramax
Journalist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
Mexray's Avatar
 
1978 28' Ambassador
Morada , California
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,583
I took six, 2 x 8's, (Douglas fir) six feet long for each ramp.

I made a laminated beam, by setting the boards on 'edge'...

Before the actual 'laminating', on one board, I drew out and cut the 'ramp' or incline at one end using a saw...I then used it as a pattern to cut the remaining boards...

I then laminated the six boards for each ramp, using some glue and several bolts, nuts, etc...

I attached two cheap handles on one side of one ramp - then attached two handles on the opposite side of the other ramp...so you can position the ramps with the handles on the outside of the trailer, no matter which way you need to use the ramps...

I've used these ramps many times...even used them when I replaces both axles on our AS last year - run up one axle on the ramp - other axle hangs there for service, tire changing etc...works great...

I always leave the TV hooked to the trailer when on the ramps for safety, especially if I'm rolling around under it, laying on a creeper!
__________________
Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
Mexray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 02:30 PM   #28
2 Rivet Member
 
tfbeitz's Avatar
 
1979 31' Excella 500
1973 25' Tradewind
Cinnaminson , New Jersey
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 40
I cut mine to fit into a milk crate
Easy to carry
And spray painted the ends silver so the kids wouldnt take my "special" wood
__________________

__________________
Tom Beitz
6760 PA Unit
TAC NJ-5
Riverton, NJ
tfbeitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single axle or double axle. Which is easier to tow? dottie dawglips Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11 10-06-2007 11:37 PM
Axle Question drex Axles 7 07-30-2007 06:50 PM
Tri Axle Question HowieE Axles 30 10-27-2004 09:44 PM
Sorry. Another axle question whistler Axles 6 08-28-2004 11:33 AM
Help on tires: '67 Tradewind 24' double axle pinkflamingoes Axles 21 05-13-2004 11:31 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.