I installing an 1974 Tradewind at our property. It will stay in the same same spot for a number of years as a office / studio.
The site we have chosen is one of the most level spots on the property but it still falls about 3/4 foot to 1 foot from bumper to hitch with aft being the higher ground.
Being a permanent installation, I'm not overly concerned with future drivability thought when it has to be towed out eventually, we need to be able to do that - but it doesn't need to be roadworthy as such. In fact, we are in Australia and it can't be legally towed without some compliance work anyway. We bought it from port to the site on a flatbed truck.
My questions are:
1. What is the best method for leveling? Stands or chocking up the wheels? I have laid a gravel pad and and I'm thinking of using concrete pavers to level it straight under the wheels which sounds more stable. Or given the long install, are stands better? If concrete blocks are OK, can I jack it up and slide them under? Should I jack the hitch / tongue or is the standard hitch jack OK?
2. How do I stop it rolling down the (slight) hill? If it is on the wheels, I imagine chocks at the wheels are the best way to go. Taking that approach, would I then need to leave it attached to the tow vehicle while leveling?
Any help greatly appreciated.
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