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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Mmmmmm you know that tyres have a lifespan after the manufacture date regardless of how good they look?
    They don't look good. I have used and abused that trailer so much that the axle got a kink in it 10 years ago. The tyres are wearing unevenly.
    Did a 1000km trip in January, I repack the bearings every decade and make sure the hitch is tight and secure, otherwise no maintenance.
    I think I am on the opposite end of the bell curve on this post, I should maybe not comment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljbezuidenhout View Post
    Very clever idea. I like those, but don't look appropriate for long term use, more like a quick tyre change. Thanks for the idea though.
    Sat thinking during wife's TV series. If one made two of these items, joined together with an axle and mounted onto a square frame via an A-frame mounting ie both turn together. Then one just aligns each under each of the axel sides and reverses the trailer. Both wheels lift off ground, then you lock it in position for safety.
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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    Thanks to all for the comments thus far. Trailer is not in a garage unfortunately, but outside with only a canvas cover over it as protection. Some nice ideas to consider and good to hear that some have had no issues with long term parking without lifting the tyres off the ground.

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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    K i s.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    I put the trailer axle on trestles. and the front rest on the jockey wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimballR View Post
    I do not think this is a thing to be worried about? I have a 20 year old offroad trailer that sometimes sits for a year in one place.
    It's still on its original tyres and bearings. I have used it extensively.
    Same with me! Perhaps it is because we are not in/on the trailer so we would not recognise uneveness.

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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    This is what you need. An SA product though I cannot find the particular product on their website. http://www.trestlejacks.com/


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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    That is what we used to lift our buffel in the sadf.
    We did not have a jack. Just a robust stand we drove the unimog/buffel onto.
    Worked like a dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljbezuidenhout View Post
    Hi All. I'm looking for an easy solution to lifting the trailer wheels off the ground to preserve them when the trailer is not used for extended periods of time (a few months at a time). Trailer is pretty heavy at 1.5 tons and I have tried the regular (tripod like) jack stands, which require you to jack up each side of the trailer, slide the jack under and then lower and redo on the other side. Quite a schlep and looking for something easier. I have stabilizer legs (those that flip up when driving and drop down when wanting to use them), but my understanding is they aren't meant to take the whole weight of the trailer, but merely steady it at campsites. Is there a similar option that can be used to completely lift the trailer off the ground, without having separate jacks and stands etc. Also, is it true you should never put the jack stands onto the axle, but rather onto the chassis itself? The chassis is a fair bit higher than the axle and I couldn't make the normal tripod jack stands tall enough to reach the chassis and also still lift the tyres off the ground. Would really appreciate any other ideas which may help with preserving tires when not in use, other than taking them off and storing in a garage etc. as I don't have and place to store them, so they need to stay on the trailer unfortunately. Thanks
    What about just rolling your caravan every month backwards or forwards? Then the tires won't stand on same spot.
    Don't use the jacks to lift your caravan, it will damage your top half of the caravan, especially above windows and doors.
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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    Found this advert on FB. This will be a easy solution, do not know at what price
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1443002264102/
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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Lammie View Post
    Found this advert on FB. This will be a easy solution, do not know at what price
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1443002264102/
    I would weld those to a frame of sorts to stop one sliding away whilst one doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bredsj View Post
    Same with me! Perhaps it is because we are not in/on the trailer so we would not recognise uneveness.
    +1
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    Default Re: Trailer parking "jacks" to preserve tyres

    If you have somebody with welding and engineering capabilities he can make you a set of seasense easy lift eccentric ramps with a difference. Make them wider to prevent side sway to fall off and also a flat spot so when you pull trailer up onto them they will sit on flat spot and no need to support from movement backwards or forwards. This I'm sure is not rocket science.

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