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02 Oct

Anodized Trailer Blocks - Back in Stock!

Welcome back to the blog!

We'd like to gladly announce that we have restocked our anodized lift/lowering block inventory and all previously sold-out options are available for purchase once again!

Additionally, our anodized inventory is now offered with MIL-8625 Type III hardcoat! The process for Type III utilizes sulfuric acid and lower bath temperatures which results in a thicker, stronger hard-coating on the finished product. This darker finish for our blocks grants greater corrosion and abrasion resistance making it an ideal option for industrial applications, damp climates, harsher winter road conditions, marine, and saltwater applications. The anodizing conforms to MIL-8625 Type III Class 1 & 2 and AMS-2469.

Type III Anodized vs Classic

We'd like to thank all of our readers and customers for their patience and support as we've been rebuilding our inventory. If you have any questions about our anodized blocks, please leave a comment below, email us at: contact@trailerblocks.com or reach out to us on social media.

Thank you for your interest,

Team Trailer Blocks

 

29 Jun

Readership Special 2018

The readership special is back!

Use the code 5QNA6SQ3KT2Y during checkout on your next Trailer Blocks order for 5% off your purchase, as our thanks for being a reader! This code is valid until Jan 1st 2019, so get your lift/lowering kits and level your trailer today!

*This discount is meant for one use per customer.*

Thanks and check back for more!

04 May

Community Spotlight: May 4th 2018

Welcome back to the Trailer Blocks Community Spotlight, where we showcase photos and stories submitted by the community of their installations of our lift/lowering blocks. Today’s entry focuses on Brian from Oregon who was looking for a lift solution to his trailer when driveway clearance became an issue backing in.

brians trailer

Brian opted for a full 3” lift kit with U-bolts and tie plates and after he installed it, he told us that it eliminated the headaches he was having with the truck/trailer height differential. As you’ll see in the great photos he provided below, Brian’s installation went off without a hitch.

Before installing Trailer Blocks, and during the installation



If you’d like to share your trailer pictures and stories, please submit them to us at: contact@trailerblocks.com. Remember we'll send you a discount code for a future order if you do! Thanks again to Brian and family for the quality photos!

Thank you for participating in The Trailer Blocks Blog.

04 May

2" Tall Anodized Trailer Block Option - Out of Stock

Welcome back to the blog.

We’d like to inform our readers and customers that at this time, the 2"anodized option (1.75” wide) is out of stock until future notice. We’re working hard to replenish all of our anodized stock and we’ll provide an update when the 2” option is available again.

We’re thrilled with the response our anodized blocks have been receiving and we look forward to continuing our efforts to provide you with high quality lift/lowering solutions for your trailers. Apologies for any inconvenience and we’ll update you soon.

Thank you,

Team Trailer Blocks

22 Feb

Trailer Blocks U-bolt and tie plate torque and tightening, understanding the critical sequence.

Welcome back to Trailer Tech!

We’d like to go over some tips and installation guidelines when it comes to torquing and tightening down your tie plates, to ensure your kit installation goes as precisely and smoothly as possible.

The proper tool is critical to any job and we highly recommend the use of a torque wrench equipped with a dial indicator. A low quality click-style torque wrench can be “tricked” into overtorquing stretch bolts as some wrenches require the desired torque to be realized abruptly in order to force the click. When torquing stretch hardware such as u-bolts and tie plates, the desired torque is stretched slowly from the bolts onto the plates – often too slowly to force a click on a click style torque wrench. Installing u-bolts and tie plates without accurate data can easily lead to over / under torquing. To avoid this, use a high quality click style or dial indicating torque wrench during the installation and remember to tighten the bolts at a slow, incremental pace. Adhere to the specific torque specifications listed on the informational stuffer provided with your order.

It’s also important to observe use of a tightening sequence when torquing down the bolts. Doing so can have a major impact on the kit’s long-term functionality. The main factor is the reduction of uneven strain on the tie plates and shaft deflection on the U-bolts. Bolt tightening sequence can have a major influence on the preload generated in the bolts and the resulting clamping force that keeps the axle and spring assembly together.

The correct tightening sequence is depicted below:

U-bolt tightening sequence

Begin with hand assembly and repeat the sequence through a second and third tightening stage until the correct torque setting is achieved using the wrench.

As always, we recommend you consult with a qualified mechanic with experience servicing trailers whenever you have any doubt as to the correct way to proceed. Always consult your trailer owner’s manual for more information. We hope you find this article useful when executing assembly of your kit. If you have any additional comments and queries, please leave a message below or reach out to us on our various social media channels.

Thanks for reading!


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