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Axle Stands? (caravan Legs Broken)

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Hope this question is in the right section.

 

I have an old caravan, 1989, the caravan is mint condition bar the legs on the caravan, they dont support the weight, i had someone to have a look and he said a minimum of £200.

 

He did say use axle stands instead getting them fixed, what do you think, i have seen 2 types. not ideal but cant see the point spending 100s on an old caravan.

 

 

http://cgi. ebay. co. uk/7%22-to-12%22-Adjustable-Caravan-Axle-Stands_W0QQitemZ170343389617QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=224221944392&rvr_id=224221944392&cguid=244bf3d412d0a0aa17116591ffe85b97#ht_500wt_922

 

 

[and (these are V shape on top, suitable?)

 

http://cgi. ebay. co. uk/Heavy-Duty-3-Ton-Axle-Stands-Set-4-2-Pairs-/120700703113?pt=UK_Lifting_Moving_Equipment&hash=item1c1a529189#ht_2810wt_1139

Edited by Grandpa Steve

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Ummm the legs are only to steady the caravan not support it

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Ummm the legs are only to steady the caravan not support it

 

eh?

 

i have seen loads of caravans were the legs are basically vertical, they do steady but they support too.

 

 

 

ps mine don't even steady

 

 

Edited by morphe

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Hi,

What exactly is wrong with the corner steadies?

 

You said they don't support the weight!

 

Is the floor moving up when they rest on the ground?

 

can you expand your problem a bit more to aid us to give our answers.

Edited by mallorr

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Hi,

What exactly is wrong with the corner steadies?

 

You said they don't support the weight!

 

Is the floor moving up when they rest on the ground?

 

can you expand your problem a bit more to aid us to give our answers.

 

when you bring the feet to the floor and you walk in the caravan the legs move off the ground and the caravan is unstable, they don. t steady, i have to go back out and and wind them back down.

 

 

 

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It sounds as if the threads have gone in the nut or the screw thread has worn down.

 

These may have some cheap.

http://www. caravanbreakers. net/

 

Failing that a pair of old scissor jacks may work better.

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Reckon you be right LHD :D

Edited by Rita

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It sounds as if the threads have gone in the nut or the screw thread has worn down.

 

These may have some cheap.

http://www. caravanbreakers. net/

 

Failing that a pair of old scissor jacks may work better.

 

cheers, thats what the caravan repair man mentioned, its a full days work hence £200, he also said it could be more as the nuts holding the legs to the caravan were rusty and before now he has had to remove shower etc. .. to replace a leg.

 

so a scissor jack would work better than a axle stand? (axle stands work out cheaper)

 

 

 

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An axle stand does not go up and down to suit the gap so easily as a scissor?:unsure: Unless you are always on flat ground.

 

The bolts are under the shower floor.

 

Maybe a DIY project in the winter months?:)

Edited by Lefthand Down

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An axle stand does not go up and down to suit the gap so easily as a scissor?:unsure: Unless you are always on flat ground.

 

The bolts are under the shower floor.

 

Maybe a DIY project in the winter months?:)

 

i know what you mean, both those axle stands in my original post, one works on a ratchet type system and the other goes on a thread system.

 

 

 

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It's not a particularly hard job to swap steadies. I changed mine on my van for heavy duty ones, we have kids which run about in the can, took about an hour. But access

To the bolts was easy.

 

If you can't be bothered

Go to the scrappie and see if you can get some jacks out of cars some fords have

Scissor jacks and will be cheaper than new. Axle stands will be next to useless as there is insufficient adjustment.

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