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  1. #1
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    Default Trailer/Boat on blocks during winter??

    Have any of you thought about jacking up the trailer and resting it on blocks during the winter offseason months to help relieve some stress on the tires!? I've been seriously contemplating this thinking it will help the tires last longer...
    2004 Outback Blue on White *Sold
    2008 LSV Blue on White
    EXILED with 6 SX65-M in cabin & 2 XM9s rockin the tower
    2 Kicker ZX700.5 Amps powering the entire boat with 2 10" Subs under the dash
    Krypt KMA4200 EQ under driver's side dash to control all the madness
    Z5 Cargo Rack annnnnnnd She's NEKKKKED....

    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

  2. #2
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    I will be doing this in the next few weeks
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  3. #3
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    Default Trailer/Boat on blocks during winter??

    I don't think it would hurt a thing.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
    Rad-a-cage

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
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    I have a tandem trailer and would assume I would need to block both axles?
    2008 Moomba Mobius LSV Ballast III (stock), Heater, Roswell Quad Spin Pro, Bimini

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    Default Trailer/Boat on blocks during winter??

    Quote Originally Posted by drb59 View Post
    I have a tandem trailer and would assume I would need to block both axles?
    That is what I would do.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
    Rad-a-cage

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

  6. #6
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    I have one set so will go buy another as I think it will save my tires
    2008 Moomba Mobius LSV Ballast III (stock), Heater, Roswell Quad Spin Pro, Bimini

  7. #7
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    block under the axles or trailer frame rails?
    2006 Outback V - Gone
    2008 LSV - Gone
    2013 other brand

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    I was going to block the axles. Are you thinking you could just place on the frame?
    2008 Moomba Mobius LSV Ballast III (stock), Heater, Roswell Quad Spin Pro, Bimini

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    I'd suggest just under the axles if you're going to. Had mine blocked up on the frame while doing suspension repairs and spring replacement. Gotta have it up pretty high = more tipsy.

    I'm curious what benefit having the weight off them will bring. I know a lot of RV'ers put covers over their tires to keep them out of the elements - both sun and rain. Protects the sidewalls, prolongs the life.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by drb59 View Post
    I was going to block the axles. Are you thinking you could just place on the frame?
    This is probably a silly thought, I just didn't know if the axle body/frame itself could take the weight or if it might somehow deform the axle. I'm guessing it wouldn't, but that's one of those things that I would surprise me AFTER I make the mistake

    on my old trailer I blocked the trailer frame itself to replace an axle, but as bergermeister points out, you need about 21" or so to get it off the ground.
    2006 Outback V - Gone
    2008 LSV - Gone
    2013 other brand

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