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Old 09-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #15
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I have 2 screw jack (antiques) that will lift my house if I choose to do so. I install them under the lift points. I have a 30 x40 pole barn to store the AS in. It worked out that way but the barn was not orginally ment for the airstream. BUT IT IS NOW.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #16
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All too soon colder weather will be here and it will be time to winterize my 2007 Ocean Breeze. This was a good year because this spring I was able to erect a "house for the baby" in the back yard. The building came from Shelter Logic and this winter my stream will be inside out of the weather, in fact it already was inside when Hurricane Irene came through. It felt so nice to go out and visit my airstream during the storm and it was all high and dry.

My question for everyone is when storing for the winter do any of you jack up the trailer and install jack stands so that the weight of the trailer is off the axles for the winter. I read that you should do this somewhere and was wondering if any one out there does it. Thanks for all the help.
Will this withstand hurricane force wind , Irene was about 70 mph when she passed us here in Virginia, we have 6 miles wide of waterfront nothing but wind water and my backyard. I do not have an AS yet, newbie here, will commit soon.
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Will this withstand hurricane force wind , Irene was about 70 mph when she passed us here in Virginia, we have 6 miles wide of waterfront nothing but wind water and my backyard. I do not have an AS yet, newbie here, will commit soon.

Hey Doc, fancy meeting you here.

Are you right on the "salt" water? Important keeping the AS clean, rinsed and sealed in the salty air.
We right on Erie, so can relate to the wind thing but all our salt is on the Winter roads.

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Old 09-16-2011, 05:59 PM   #18
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Hey Doc, fancy meeting you here.

Are you right on the "salt" water? Important keeping the AS clean, rinsed and sealed in the salty air.
We right on Erie, so can relate to the wind thing but all our salt is on the Winter roads.

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James River 1/2 hr away from Chesapeake Bay,I would say it's blackish water during peak summer water do turn blue guess from salt content. We do have wind coming at us along with rain horizontally all the time. :-(
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:11 AM   #19
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How do you "seal" your AS. The dealer told me just use "soap and water" nothing more than that????
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #20
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How do you "seal" your AS. The dealer told me just use "soap and water" nothing more than that????

Doc,

Soap & water....GOOD, (just no Dawn), car wash soap only, rinse very well.

This is the sealer I use, lasts a good long time, easy on and off and looks GREAT!!

Their other product offerings....... quality products with good customer service at a fair price....you get what you pay for.

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Old 09-17-2011, 12:20 PM   #21
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Can anyone tell me where/how I find both the lift and jack stand points on my 27FB?

I store her indoors (unheated) and the first winter I placed the tires on thick foam to protect from cement but did not put her on jack stands.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:31 PM   #22
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Can anyone tell me where/how I find both the lift and jack stand points on my 27FB?

I store her indoors (unheated) and the first winter I placed the tires on thick foam to protect from cement but did not put her on jack stands.
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Post 14 & 5 is how I do it.

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #23
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OK, here is a twist for you from another newbie.

I leave in a flooding zone. There is one spot where I am sure my 25' Tradewind will stay dry if flooding occur and its beside the house. However, it is on a slope. Little but slope anyway.

UNtil I started to read this tread, I was about to jack it up with the stabilizers and lift the curb side wheels off the ground to level it and secure the street side stabilizers to the ground for added stability.

I am now fearing that this might put too much stress on the axles and stabilizers...

Any advice?

Here is a couple pictures to show you the spot.

And yes, I could park it somewhere else but I had intended to work on it during the long winter nights...

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:56 PM   #24
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The stabilizers are not designed to lift the trailer. They should only be used to stabilize the trailer. You need to rethink your plan. Jack stands, placed as discussed earlier, are the right tool for the job.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:39 AM   #26
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Ghislain,

What exactly are your concerns with the way it's parked? Do you think it might slide sideways down the slope?, or just being level too work on.
As noted trying to level with the stab's is a NONO.
Possibly renting a BobCat or hiring a landscaper to level the area and build a small retaining wall.

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Hi there.

A little update: Last night, after reading the posts about impacts on the axles, I stressed out about my crooked parked AS. I went out and decided to jack the trailer on the stabilizers as I had thought about. The short story is that I bent one out of shape.

Thank you for your advice, Ridgerunner3 and Bob. I will follow it. I just wished I had slept on my plan and read your comments before I proceeded. Live and learn.

Now I will have to start a new thread to ask about how to fix this stabilizer...

Enjoy the long week-end.
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OPPS.......if you can't straighten it. There is a BAL unit that is special to AS, I think the only difference is a longer adjustment screw to make easier to get to.

Lesson learned..

Had a fellow RV'r friend straighten one on his SOB, it may be possible.

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