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Old 05-15-2007, 01:57 PM   #15
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Have you walked to the rear of your trailer when it`s not connected at the hitch and just sitting on the front jack?....Interesting experience! ... ......rear stands of some type are required on a regular small trailer, maybe not on a fiver which has a lot more front weight.....Benny
My Boler is a B1700[b]RGH, which has a gaucho across the back... as a result, you can't walk to the very back. Between the sheer size of the trailer (same as the B1700[b]SGH which Benny and Herb each have) and this floorplan feature, it would take a very heavy person to tilt it back with their weight, so with this model the stabilizers are not required like on a typical egg. The tongue weight is not high, at only about 10% of the trailer weight.

The jacks are still desirable for comfort, as I find it annoying having the trailer move on the suspension when anyone walks around. Like Gerry, I'm not trying to transfer any significant load, just put a hard limit on frame travel.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:01 PM   #16
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We chose NOT to permamently attach rear stabilizers mainly because of the hilly terrain we live in as well as on and off various ferry slips. I'm concrened about snagging them on something back there...
I added my bolted-on jacks just behind the rear leaf spring mounts, since they are there just to take the suspension bounce. In that position, they do not drag (the rear bumper would hit first). Since the trailer doesn't tilt back even with no jacks (see my previous post), that position works fine and causes the least frame flex.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:27 PM   #17
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There is a big difference between the capacity of screw jack to support weight, and the force that can be on it while the screw is turned.
Thanks for the clarification. I was indeed picturing a scissor jack this whole time instead of that other cheap stuff ... Had me worried because I'd just ordered 2 pairs of the BAL levelling jacks for the 1700...

I always liked the idea that if I got a flat, I could use my levelling jacks to lift the tire off the ground to change it...

I guess when camping, I'll keep the bulk of the weight on the tires/suspension...
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:47 PM   #18
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OK, I got my bumber jacks to work... they are a bit stiff, but I guess they will loosen up with the use and vibration (and more penetrating oil).

thanks everybody for your input. Really appreciate it.

off to the next task!
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:36 PM   #19
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OK, I got my bumber jacks to work... they are a bit stiff, but I guess they will loosen up with the use and vibration (and more penetrating oil).

thanks everybody for your input. Really appreciate it.

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Old 05-17-2007, 04:51 AM   #20
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Herb, not to say the jacks will not hold up the weight of the trailer but as BP has said in this and other forums about storing for winter the trailer was desinged to carry its wirght on the tires. I know every trailer is desinged different but I know my 1300 Boler, with it's 2X4 tube frame lookes just a bit thin to fully support the whole weight of the trailer plus the wieght of 2 adults for any amount of time.
As BP stated I am sure there are some that has a frame desinged to support this but I would rather not on mine.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:58 PM   #21
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Mo, glad you got them freed up. You'll definitely notice the difference having them in place.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #22
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Well, O.K. here's my present situation. I have found that where/how I stored my Trillium over this last winter has caused 'issues' with the aluminum mag wheels I have mounted. This being said, I will deal with these issues this coming season by removing the wheels n tires and storing them in my basement. Concern now is, how do I support my trailer which is under a shelter, out of the wind, rain, sleet, snow etc, but still in the elements.

Where/how do I support the egg for longer term hibernation????
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #23
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How about another set of tires on steel rims for storage to replace your mags for the winter.....or just block it up at the axle mounting point or there abouts if you don`t have to move it midwinter.....used tires on used rims shouldn`t be too expensive ......I store my trailers outside and the ends supported on stands.....my 17' trailer has a set of pull off used tires under it for the last 3 yrs....my 13' has newer tires... these tires are the ones I use in the summer .....Benny
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:16 PM   #24
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K L idea Benny. I still have a set (2) of the stock mags from my olf Mazda P/U with 6 plies on them. They'll bolt right on up.... Thanks a gazilliion
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