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Old 11-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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Support points for putting a Sovereign on blocks

I'm using our 1973 Sovereign as a guest bedroom/bathroom over the Christmas holidays. (I'll do the necessary winterizing for that period.)

The area where I am putting it is a little low for the sewage to flow into our septic system so I need to put it up on blocks to gain some height. Where are the best/safest points to support the trailer?

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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I'm using our 1973 Sovereign as a guest bedroom/bathroom over the Christmas holidays. (I'll do the necessary winterizing for that period.)

The area where I am putting it is a little low for the sewage to flow into our septic system so I need to put it up on blocks to gain some height. Where are the best/safest points to support the trailer?

If there's a thread on here already please point me to it and I'll quietly fade away...
You'll want to support the trailer at the regular place - the axle mounting plates and the front jack. How high are you lifting the trailer? Remember, you'll want to use the stabilizers as well. If you're really lifting it, I'd use 4x4 or 4x6 blocking to keep things stable. If you can borrow a pair of house lifting screw jacks, that would work well also, since they have a nice large base. Hydraulic jacks, of course, are only for lifting, they won't suspend a load for any length of time.



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Old 11-26-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
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Why not stack 2 or 3 2x6's under the tires?
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments and pictures

Due to a 2 way slope I'll likely have to raise the one side by a foot and the other by closer to 2 feet. I guess it makes sense that there's nothing needed underneath the back since that area is not supported in a regular setup. I'll find some substantial blocks (either solid concrete or railroad tie type beams).

It will be lived in for the 3-4 weeks around the Christmas holidays so I'll likely use foam board as skirting to keep the cold air out. It will have heat in it during that period.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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