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Old 01-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #15
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I wrote Thor asking about this for my 2012 Hurricane, and they told me slides in and jack up.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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We store ours in the driveway with jacks down.

Place 2x6 under jacks as they are kick down and are different height before extended.

The air bags settle in a couple days and the coach comes to rest on the not-extended jacks

Tires are only supporting axle weight, rest is away from edge of driveway.

Better distribution of the parked weight if it can be done without needing to extend the jacks
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #17
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My manual says to store up and never spray any lube it picks up debris and will ruin them.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #18
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I don't know why some people insist on ignoring what the manufacturer says. I guess they read it on the Internet so it must be true!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:54 AM   #19
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Mine are up...I will let you guys know how it works out...in a couple of months ;-)
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #20
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When not in use, my coach is left with the jacks up. I've called HWH and Michelin several times about this and their answer has always been the same. Up or down, Michelin tires are okay with either way and HWH is okay with the jacks being down for extended periods of time. The place where the coach sleeps is level.

This is a personal preference decision. There is no right or wrong. Jacks are on a coach for two reasons:
1. level the coach for refer operation
2. stabilize the coach for human comfort

This all started way back in 1978. My coach did not have jacks. It went unused every winter (in very cold up state NY) for 6 months of the year. The tires were fine. Never had any problem with the tires.
Hi Gary, where in upstate N.Y. were you located. I was raised on a farm about 20 mi east of Albany. Stephentown, N.Y. Just wondering.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #21
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Hi calhyatt,
Binghamton, NY was where I was located. In addition, I was located in Vernon, NJ for 4 years. This was very near the Vernon Valley Ski area. Commonly called the "ice box" of NJ. If was colder there than in Binghamton.
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Never sprayed anything on our jacks and have never had one leak or work slow. In fact we still have the original return springs on our 2002 with HWH's. I leave them down most of the time, even suspending the front tires completely off the ground for months at a time.
X2 We are camping right now with both front tires one inch off the ground. Jack pads are on solid concrete and I never use any kind of blocks under the feet, and have camped on dirt, gravel, sand and blacktop and have never had any settling. When parked at home in the shop sometimes I put the jacks down, and sometimes not as it sets level and is very stable without them. And the fridge has not been turned off since the day we bought the rig. I just love the Norcold frige and this is our second RV with one and we have had zero problems with both of them.
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I do not store with jacks down. I leave them up. Typically we only store for a couple months then we go somewhere so it's not like you Northern folks that leave it in storage for several months.
Ditto! Ours is in covered storage on level concrete. We take it out about once a month, if only just to run down the highway and exercise the genny.
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