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Old 06-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Supporting 1955 Safari for restoration

I am the happy new owner of a 1955 Safari 22 footer that I will be restoring.
Please advise on best way to block support my Safari.
My property has zero level spots. There is about a foot drop from side to side.
Thanks for any suggestions!

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Old 06-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Bring in a truck load of fill and make a small level spot. Then make some support wall sides to maintain it. It won't be hard.

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Old 06-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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You would want the trailer supported such that it is level. With a one foot drop from side to side you can build up the low side with fill dirt as stated above or use jacks like house jacks that are adjustable. Assuming you are removing the running gear, use multiple support points on the trailer. 4 a side would not be too many. Stability is the key.

Depending in the enviroment, you may need to consider strong winds, shift ground or other factors. Using fill dirt you would want the fill to be compacted such that it does not shift.

Good luck.

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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I have to agree with the other opinions given here. I have a 55 flying cloud restoration underway and Melody Ranch has done 3 of them! You will most likely need to redo the floor and quite probably do a shell off in order to repair the frame at the same time. Dont even think about trying to remove the shell unless you have a level pad to work on, something bad is inevitable if you do. Level your pad for safety- you will need a place to park when you are done anyway. Search the forums for build threads for 55's there are several very good ones and the 55's have some unique issues that a little research will help you with.
good luck, have fun, and where are the pictures?
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