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Old 12-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Jacks down while MH is stored

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Newbie with a MH. Currently in winter storage for approximately 3-4 months. Wondering if ok to store with jacks down (to relieve the weight from the tires) or if it's not necessary/recommended. Thank you.

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Old 12-29-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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Hello,

Newbie with a MH. Currently in winter storage for approximately 3-4 months. Wondering if ok to store with jacks down (to relieve the weight from the tires) or if it's not necessary/recommended. Thank you.

Rose
Hello Rose, Welcome ! Here is some reading on the jack down subject https://www.google.com/search?q=jack...earch=irv2.com as this has been asked a lot on here from time to time. When you have some free time read some of these and you will see all the opinions. My Coach is stored indoors/climate controlled, jacks down(just a bit past hitting the concrete floor) just to stabilize it as we use it from time to time over the winter indoors.......
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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In 10 yrs I have never stored w/ jacks down or slides out. Some people do and you would need to if slides are out for leveling purpose! Some MH's sit on Dealer lots w/ out jacks down for 6mo or more and they don't seam to have any problems w/ them!
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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The only problem I have with keeping jacks extended for long periods is the exposure to moisture/water/snow which could rust the cylinders, causing seal failure. Same goes with blowing dust/dirt, which also can affect seals after time. So I always kept mine up during storage. We are camped in the desert this year for 6 months. I'll keep my eye on the cylinders periodically to keep clean and lubed.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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Store with jacks down, that's what they are for and that's what my manual says to do. I clean them periodically and spray them with silicone prior to retracting.
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Hi Rp1955,
There is no right or wrong. Do what allows you to sleep at night. Michelin says their tires do not care. HWH says their jacks do not care. I store my coach with the jacks up, when not in use. When camped for long periods of time the jacks are down. Never had a problem either way. Been doing this since 1978. Loose no sleep over this topic and remove it from you list of things to worry about.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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With a large floor jack I partially lift my rv then I place blocks under the pads of the mh hydrolic jacks. This way I get some weight off of the tires and I don't have to extend the jacks. Problem it is it takes a bit of time to do.
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