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Old 03-24-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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HWH jacks in storage advice ??

I have HWH auto level jacks on a 40 diesel pusher. If I put the coach in storage for 3 months on well drained pea rock, should I put the jacks down or not??

Any other storage advice??
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Here is a thread Do you store with jacks down? going on right now that might answer you question.
If you are not going to be opening the slides/using the Coach........no need to put them down I suppose. When I park mine in the fall, I just hit auto-level, the air bags dump, jacks level it, and it sits all winter.
I am in and out of it, and we use it over the winter while in storage sometimes.
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I have HWH auto level jacks on a 40 diesel pusher. If I put the coach in storage for 3 months on well drained pea rock, should I put the jacks down or not??

Any other storage advice??
I am sure the other thread has a ton of opinions. Look at all of the things that use hydraulic jacks such as tractor front end loaders. Construction equipment with loaders. Those kinds of things have been used for years and they are almost always stored with the jack withdrawn. I know that jacks are a high level chromium finish but why expose them to the elements if you do not need to. Your suspension system is made to take the weight of your coach hitting a bump or going around a corner sitting in one spot just basically holding the weight of the coach should be easy for it.
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I am sure the other thread has a ton of opinions. Look at all of the things that use hydraulic jacks such as tractor front end loaders. Construction equipment with loaders. Those kinds of things have been used for years and they are almost always stored with the jack withdrawn. I know that jacks are a high level chromium finish but why expose them to the elements if you do not need to. Your suspension system is made to take the weight of your coach hitting a bump or going around a corner sitting in one spot just basically holding the weight of the coach should be easy for it.
Most all heavy equipment when idle/stored outdoors, a big percentage of the cylinder's are exposed, unless the operator makes a point to stretch it out so they are not.........

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Stored mine one time with jacks down. One sunk in the ground and stuck, had to help it free. Wasn't a big deal but since then, always store with them up and never a problem. On a concrete site, I'd try down again.
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I have Power Gear jacks, the manual says to store the coach with them down...that's what they are for.
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HWH FAQ page says it will not hurt the system to store the RV with jacks extended. The rams are SST and will not rust. To clean the rams use WD-40 and wipe off all residue.
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