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Old 03-14-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Blocking Up AS off tires for Restoration Work

I am a newbie with a 26 foot 1965 AS Overlander. I would like to raise the trailer up off the tires/axles for the summer to work on it. Can anyone offer guidance as to where I should place the blocking and where the jack points are to safely raise this fantastic trailer?

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:28 AM   #2

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I jack on the axle plate....

Store for Winter with one jack stand between wheels and another further back on the axle plate....

A jack stand between the wheels, under the tongue and one each at the rear where the stabilizer points are should do the trick for you.

Good luck with your resto....


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Old 03-14-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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There are a number of threads here about raising the trailer. If you are going to work on an axle, just pull the opposite axle up on ramp blocks. If you want both axles raised to work under the trailer use longer blocks that will reach both tires on each side.
There are these blocks that go together like LEGOS. They are commonly referred to as leveling blocks. But 3 2"x8" boards stacked and cut to the length you need and tapered at one end will work.
This is the safest method. The trailer can't fall off of it's tires like it could if on jack stands etc.
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