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Old 09-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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putting new 330rlts up on cinder blocks

Okay we have our new 2012 330 rlts on a permanent site. I set it up on cinder blocks on the frame at the rear jack site and front jack site anyone see anything wrong with this? the cinder blocks are more stable than the stabilizers and since it will not be moving but twice a year felt it was worth the extra time and effort to do this. I was told last week I could do frame damage but for the life of me I cant see how? Any input?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:01 AM   #2
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The only problem that comes to mind is if you were removing the wheels and letting the entire weight be on the blocks. I don't think the frame will handle all the weight supported at only those for points.

If the wheels are still supporting most of the weight and the blocks are carrying the same weight that the stabilizers would then I see no problem.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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My concern with using the cement blocks, how do you shim the blocks if one corner settles and does not contact the frame? My RV is also on a permanent but I use solid blocks under the stablizers and still have to tighten them down a couple times a year because they settle.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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I shim the blocks with wood to the frame and I do check them as they do settle and adjust as needed. The wheels are still supporting weight but the blocks are more stable than just the factory stabilizers.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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When I had problems with the brakes on our 33RLDS the service center that was a Jayco warrenty facility, had the trailer jacked up so high, that they had huge jackstands at each end of the trailer. I didn't like that but they said that it was the way they were told to do it. Well I called 2 more Jayco service center and I asked them about it they both said that is the way they were taught. I called Jayco and explained to them and I got the same answer. The tires were about 8 inches off the ground. The only thing that I would do is maybe put some kind of jack stand either in front of or behind the rear wheel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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I would put the same blocks in the middle near the wheels on both sides also to stabilize it and reduce stress on the frame. Even if it was not needed.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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I would say the more places that you place the blocks the better off you will be. I would not do just the 4 corners.
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I would say the more places that you place the blocks the better off you will be. I would not do just the 4 corners.
I agree. The morre support places the better.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #9
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Generally speaking there is no issues with using cinder blocks. As stated you can add a few additional support locations near the axles to help support everything and help reduce the TT form moving around so much.

No make sure you install the cinder blocks correctly. Cinder blocks are extremely strong in one orientation and extremely week in any other orientation.

Properly installed is on edge just like you are building a house. Incorrect is like the photo.

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I have my 33rlds supported on 12 cinder block piers and it's solid. There is weight on the tires as well and used the post for mainly stabilization.
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