Holy Cinder Block Batman!

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.  🙂

Hello, I am Jeffrey. I live in the wonderful city of Austin, TX! I have a passion for photography that you can feel in my pictures. If a picture is worth 1000 words, mine are worth 1001. My pictures tell a story that is behind the eyes of REAL people. People that have lived. People that have stories. People that have scars. My pictures tell that story 1001 words at a time. I believe there is beauty in all of us. My goal is to show you how beautiful you REALLY are! I am also one of the founding editors of the Elan Vital Magazine!

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Hello, I am Jeffrey. I live in the wonderful city of Austin, TX! I have a passion for photography that you can feel in my pictures. If a picture is worth 1000 words, mine are worth 1001. My pictures tell a story that is behind the eyes of REAL people. People that have lived. People that have stories. People that have scars. My pictures tell that story 1001 words at a time. I believe there is beauty in all of us. My goal is to show you how beautiful you REALLY are! I am also one of the founding editors of the Elan Vital Magazine!
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