So I woke up to this yesterday! I was so concerned about how to fix this. I don’t have a tow vehicle yet and therefore no way to hold the trailer up. But I have to in order to replace the broken block. But then the next question is what am I going to replace the block with??
I talked to a few RV owners that I know and they suggested that I buy a 2X8 weather treated wood plank and cut it every 12 inches. So I got a 10′ 2X8 and cut it up to 10 pieces. That way I can stack them as high as I need them to be in different situations.
Now, for the hard part. HOW DO I HOLD UP CLOSE TO 5,000lbs WITHOUT A TRUCK WITH A 5th WHEEL HITCH??
I came up with a plan! I will move the F150 over to the hitch part and use the jack I have to hold the weight. It does not have to hold it long. 2-3 minutes at the most. This is my first effort. I hold the trailer up high enough to get the legs off of the blocks. So the jack was not going to hold the trailer high enough. So I switched to jack stands and added scrap 2X4s under.
YAY! That worked! Now I worded fast to replace the blocks with the wood pieces. After that was accomplished I extended the landing legs back down and the weight was lifted from the truck bed. SUCCESS!
That was the scariest moment I have had with the trailer so far and I overcame it! I dont think that the wood will be breaking anytime soon. 🙂