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Old 11-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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'72 Airstream Sovereign workshop

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I bought a 72 airstream sovereign land yacht to turn into a renovation shop for my 93 Excella. A working shop full of tools etc.. for projects and building the new interior for the Excella (and eventually the sovereign as well). It is basically a shell with a good bit of floor rot etc... I have a slightly inclined hill and was wondering about placing the sovereign on a "permanent" set of piers. I am considering setting up 4 or 6 level piers (2 or 3 on each side) and running 6X6 pressure treated side to side. In other words each piece of 6x6 would rest on two piers going side to side underneath the AS.

The question is, can I support the AS in this fashion without hurting it? If this is "doable" where should I place the piers to hold the 6x6? The frame runs the length of the trailer so as long as the 6x6 is flush to the bottom and is under the frame on both sides I should be good. ?? Other suggestions are welcomed as well.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Running the 6x6 the length of the "fish plate" (that's the plate that sticks down below the belly pan that the axles are bolted to. Why it's sometimes called a "fish plate" I have no idea) won't hurt a thing. If you did that and then supported the tongue just behind the ball, that would be more than sufficient. However, I don't know how you'd do that with the axles installed.

The jack point is at the aft end of the fish plate, on the frame, not the plate. A lot of people think it's further forward, but occasionally you can find the jack point decal on Airstreams with original belly skin.

If you're going to have it on jacks for a long period, I'd just make sure you support the frame just forward and just aft of the axles. Just in front and behind the fish plate would be fine.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Great idea, acquiring an almost instant working space. Just a thought, I would isolate the frame metal from the new AC2 treated wood with a few pieces of rubber from an old mud guard. It's a minor thing but the new treated wood is corrosive to metals. Jeff
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Thanks folks. With your help and the search of the internet and this forum I have a plan to proceed!!!

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