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Old 02-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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Putting my Airstream up on Blocks

I have recently purchased a 1969 Ambassador with the intention of refurbishing it and using it as a guest house. I have no intention of ever putting it out on the road. I had a friend who use to work in mobile home installation who recommended putting it up on blocks along the frame as a more permanent foundation. I like this idea as it would allow me to remove the wheels and wheel wells for more interior space.

I have read other posts about storing airstreams on blocks for short periods of time as a bad idea. Some indicate that the frame will twist and cause other issues. I would appreciate any thoughts on this subject.

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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Blocks are fine. I would put a set in front of and behind the axles and another set at the back and another set just behind the A-frame in the front. You don't want to put blocks at the very ends and nothing in the middle. That will mess up the frame.

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Old 02-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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Hello,DO NOT use treated wood against any metal, it will eat it. Perry has the right idea on blocking it. Good luck
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:13 PM   #4
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I would put a 2x6 (untreated) on top of each block with the holes in the block facing up.

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