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Old 09-14-2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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New outriggers?

I have a 68 International 31' stripped on the inside because of a severely rotted floor and rusted frame. I can allready see that I will have to replace a number of the outriggers on the frame. Is there a good source for these frame parts or am I going to have to make them?

Also is it better to lift the shell off from the from the top by using a beam and straps up to a Caterpillar Reachout or from the bottom with jacks?

Also how much will a 31' that is stripped of everinging including the inside skin weigh?
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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Out of Doors mart has the outriggers. Maybe Inland RV.
It is said that it is easier to lift the shell from the top.
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Out of Doors mart has the outriggers. Maybe Inland RV.
It is said that it is easier to lift the shell from the top.
If your fasten some 2 X 4's on to the main bows, you can lift the shell off the floor.

Then have some longer 2 X 4's or 2 X 6's, placing them under the shell and on top of some saw horses.

For a 31 foot trailer, you should use 4 saw horses on each side.

Once the shell is raised high enough, simply pull the chassis out from under the shell.

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Got my outriggers from Inland Rv they worked out great!
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