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Old 06-25-2007, 12:19 PM   #15
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...Now I'm ready to place two rows of cement sidewalk blocks to park it on...but...

Anyone have any idea how wide the wheelbase would be on this?
Well, the width from tire to tire is called "track", but we know what you meant!

The track is surprisingly narrow on some of these trailers, for those of us more accustomed to cars. With an 8' body (seems like a reasonable guess), and tires around 8" wide, if the tire sidewalls are flush with the body sides that would be a 7'4" track (always measured centre-to-centre); however, my Boler is well over 7' wide and the track is only 74" (6'2")

There are at least a couple of styles of Bigfoot fifth-wheels, but if it is a single axle unit perhaps it's like the one in the Bigfoot Album (no year specified)... my guess is that Roger's 7' value seems reasonable.

I would consider where the stabilizing or leveling jacks are, if there are any on the trailer; often they are well inboard of the tires. It would be good if they set down on the concrete, although extra blocks could be added where required if that's not a good fit with the block positions required for tire spacing.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:31 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone, I went with setting the blocks in two rows inside an 8' width. The sidewalk blocks are 2' wide so that ought to put the tires pretty much center on the blocks. I also kept 2 spare blocks in case the jacks are inside that width. I'm off by Greyhound on Friday to go pick it up.
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