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Old 08-20-2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2005 40FDQS that I keep inside when not in use. I would like opinions on whether the jacks should be up or down when stored with the slides out (four slides). I could drop the jacks, extend the slides and retract the jacks. Nobody lives in it when in storage, it's just easier to clean and pack with the slides out. I have heard that it's not good to operate the slides with the jacks up but I don't like having constant hydraulic pressure on the jack system. It is an HWH system. Any ideas or suggestions are very much appreciated.

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I keep mine inside as well. Slides out jacks down.

Jacks down will offer some relief to your suspension while stored.

I lubricate the jacks with a silicone spray.
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I store inside. Jacks up. Slides in.
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Pat,

Lots and lots of fulltimers spend months in one spot with their jacks down - doesn't hurt them a bit. We always wipe them down with a little Dextron just before hitting the road for the summer. If the slides are out on ours, the jacks are down.
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I store indoors slides in and jacks up. No particular reason just my preference.
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If we need the slides out we put the jacks down. If we do not need the slides out the jacks stay stored. Our floor is level so we should be able to extend the slides with the jacks up but have not to date.
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I recently purchased a 2005 40FDQS that I keep inside when not in use. I would like opinions on whether the jacks should be up or down when stored with the slides out (four slides). I could drop the jacks, extend the slides and retract the jacks. Nobody lives in it when in storage, it's just easier to clean and pack with the slides out. I have heard that it's not good to operate the slides with the jacks up but I don't like having constant hydraulic pressure on the jack system. It is an HWH system. Any ideas or suggestions are very much appreciated.

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We have been full-timing in our Alpine since we bought it eleven years ago. Our jacks have been down at least every night of those 11 years without damage.
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