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Old 07-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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If you leave your trailer parked in a campground for extended periods month or more is it best to block the axle or is it sufficient enough to just have the stab jacks down? Thanks!

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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well, in my experience, during which my longest stay anywhere was 8 weeks, we did not block the axle, simply utilized stabilizer jacks without any problems.
...not sure, textbook, whether that was correct or not, but it worked for us.
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I block the axle every time I camp, front and back before unhooking from the tv. Good safety practice if you want to keep your rv.
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I block the axle every time I camp, front and back before unhooking from the tv. Good safety practice if you want to keep your rv.
I think you mean "chock" not "block". "Block" usually refers to raising the axle so the tires are off the ground and block used to keep them that way.
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If you leave your trailer parked in a campground for extended periods month or more is it best to block the axle or is it sufficient enough to just have the stab jacks down? Thanks!

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I wouldn't worry about it. I never block my trailer and sometimes it sits up to 3 months in it's nest. I do level and stabilize so that I can keep the fridge running. Other than that it doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Why and how do you jack up a lightweight frame that in some cases can be 20-30 years old?
I see too many frame issues and having to carry too many extra jacks, your stabilizers are not jacks.
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