Trailer on blocks....yes or no?

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Trailer on blocks....yes or no?

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Going stir crazy after my smelt recon, decided to charge the boat batteries and run the motors. Always nice when the kicker fires right up after sitting all winter, knock out that factory brass plug covering the air/fuel adjustment screw and tune those kickers right.... :).

Getting ready to put the trailer up on blocks to replace all my brake calipers with SS Kodiak 225's.

Was wondering how many of you folks that store your boats over the winter put the trailer up on blocks?
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Nope, I have never Blocked up my Trailers.
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I put four heavy duty floor jacks under my EZ Loader trailer to take the weight off the tires, and I have been very happy with the result. The tires are in much better shape after a very long winter storage.

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I didn't mean floor jacks, I meant jack stands.

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Jim Dandy wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:56 am
Going stir crazy after my smelt recon, decided to charge the boat batteries and run the motors. Always nice when the kicker fires right up after sitting all winter, knock out that factory brass plug covering the air/fuel adjustment screw and tune those kickers right.... :).

Getting ready to put the trailer up on blocks to replace all my brake calipers with SS Kodiak 225's.

Was wondering how many of you folks that store your boats over the winter put the trailer up on blocks?

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Never blocked mine Jim as I used the boat during the winter.
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Years ago I used to block up the trailer axle & it did make a difference with old bias ply tires.
You didn’t get the thump for the first couple miles.. Running radials now & am less ambitious 🙄 , so no more blocking up the axle 😉

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I was thinking more of taking the weight off what now passes as the trailers torsion bar suspension system over the winter, I think I might start doing it, also should make brake maintenance and changing the hub oil easier with the tires off. I went to Home Depot and bought 8 cinder blocks the other day...going to start all my springtime boat upgrades and prep next couple weeks.
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Use ours year round so no blocks here either.
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cinder blocks are probably fine ...but as an automotive tech for 40 years..jack stands with a soild base would be my first choice ..just my 2cents .
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I do have jack stands, but it's out in the yard so the base would just sink unless I used something under them, figured it would be easier to use a couple cinder blocks then use a couple cedar shakes on top to adjust the height needed for each one. The front is already blocked, then 2 sets on each side I figured.
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