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Old 04-29-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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Jack Extension During Storage

I'm a newbie to RV ownership and just took possession of a late model Class A DP. Can or should hydraulic leveling jacks be left extended for short-term "storage" (I.e., stationary parking on my RV pad), such as weeks or months during the summer, rather than parking using wheels only? How about for long-term storage (I.e., over winter)?
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I did it for over 6 months at a time during the winter for 13 years with our '02 Dutch Star. Never had any problems with the jacks, never even cleaned or lubed them.
But:
Newmar said it was OK
Spartan said it was OK
Reyco Granning said it was OK
KONI said it was OK.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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I don't know what kind of jacks you have, but normally yes, I always extend mine when I move it to storage, to take some of the weight off the tires and to keep it level. My documents say if I do this I should spray the tubes once a month. But I would think depending on where you live (climate) you may want to do it more. Say near the ocean, salt air and like, I would do it more often, I'm in a desert climate, I do it once a week.
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Sure, why not? Ours are down near 24/7/365, either at a campsite or at our Florida home. Coach is plugged in too. Been doing that for 16+ years now.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:32 AM   #5
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Sounds like a unanimous yes. Thanks.

I have a gravel driveway and parking area, so I think I might need to clean and lubricate the jacks more than some of you due to splashing stone dust. What do you all use to lubricate, WD40, silicone? Are there generally manufacturer recommendations for this - I have not seen one?
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Sounds like a unanimous yes. Thanks.

I have a gravel driveway and parking area, so I think I might need to clean and lubricate the jacks more than some of you due to splashing stone dust. What do you all use to lubricate, WD40, silicone? Are there generally manufacturer recommendations for this - I have not seen one?
Not unanimous. I store in a concrete slabbed building and never put down jacks while in storage. I would if needed to level, but not otherwise.
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The Atwood Levelegs on our 2005 Bounder don't seem to have the shafts exposed. All I can see is the telescoping rectangular housing. Is there some way to lubricate the shafts on these?

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Sounds like a unanimous yes. Thanks.

I have a gravel driveway and parking area, so I think I might need to clean and lubricate the jacks more than some of you due to splashing stone dust. What do you all use to lubricate, WD40, silicone? Are there generally manufacturer recommendations for this - I have not seen one?
Like others, I leave mine down to keep things nicely leveled. I use silicone spray on the exposed tubes prior to bringing the jacks back up if they've been sitting there for any period of time. Wipe off any excess with a paper towel. Always found that they go up quicker and more reliably that way.
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Put them down, that's what they are for.
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If for no other reason than keeping the tires from getting flat spots I leave em down.
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Sure, why not? Ours are down near 24/7/365 ....

Even when you're driving then, eh?
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I did it for over 6 months at a time during the winter for 13 years with our '02 Dutch Star. Never had any problems with the jacks, never even cleaned or lubed them.
But:
Newmar said it was OK.
Spartan said it was OK.
Reyco Granning said it was OK.
KONI said it was OK.
Forgot:
HWH said it was OK.
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