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To preserve your tires it is a wise idea to put your trailer on blocks when it isn't being used. This also deters boat theft since it will be that much harder to simply roll your boat away.
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Re: Boat trailer up on blocks during winter? I've always thought it would be a good idea to put the trailer on blocks for the winter to prevent flat spotting tires, BUT I've never gotten around to doing it. If I ever do I'll probably use a couple of jack-stands or cement blocks to rest in on. Good Luck!
Had a guy at the marine repair shop suggested putting my trailer on blocks if it is going to sit in the same place for more than a month, said it would make my tires last longer. I use my boat year round so I don't usually winterize but there are times when I will go a month or so with out using the boat.
Block Your Boat Trailer. Relieve the load on trailers and tires by blocking up over winter.
Placing a boat on blocks can be dangerous to you and damaging to the boat, if done wrong. If you own a trailerable boat, or have access to a roller trailer, the following tips gleaned from American Boat and Yacht Council guidelines and boatyard pros should prove helpful. Select a firm, level piece of ground.
Trailers usually are lifted onto block pilings to prevent them from rocking and to make access to the underside safer. In the U.S., the word "trailer" can refer to a towable recreational vehicle used for part-time leisure occupation and to a manufactured home -- designed with wheels and a tow hitch intended for delivery only -- that is used for full-time occupation.
You need to decide if you prefer to store your trailer with the tires off or the tires on. If storing with the tires on, stabilize the trailer on blocks and reduce the air to the recommended cold weather PSI. Please refer to our Trailer Wheel & Tire FAQ titled "Where can I find the maximum load capacity and maximum PSI for trailer tires?".
No, I wouldn't put the trailer up on jacks/blocks except for very long (multiple year) storage periods. Rolling the trailer a little each and every month avoids setting on one spot on the tires and the bearings (a good time to check on the damp rid and make sure there are no rodents as well).
After a boat is pulled out of the water on a travel lift or trailer and placed on flat ground on keel blocks, the boat stands are placed against the port and starboard sides of the boat. Boat stands keep the boat from falling on its side, but they're not designed to support the full weight of the boat.
Have always heard that any vehicle in long term storage should be lifted and placed on blocks to take the weight off the tires. Seems if you used the lift jacks to take most of the weight off, that would be a good compromise, but that’s just my idea. Don’t think this is an issues if you drive it once every 2 or 3 months (my idea again).
It’s almost impossible to bring a concrete pad along with you on an RV trip, but leveling blocks are another excellent alternative. Wood or any other leveling block can easily be placed beneath the RV’s tires to disperse the weight of the vehicle on the grass or any soft surface. RV-specialty vapor barriers can cost around $0.50 to $0.75 per square-foot, while leveling blocks have a price ranging from $30 to $50.