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Old 06-22-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation proper leveling jacks?

I have 40 foot bounder rv. im going to live in rv for a year or 2.what is best way to level, support, and keep a solid secure bracing under rv for long term. also ill cover tires but should I keep them properly inflated or low or empty ,which will keep them from getting weathered while sitting.dont want to buy new set after a year when there brand new. thanks rv'ers.jess

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Welcome to irv2. I would level the Bounder with the jacks and keep the tires at the prescribed inflation for your weight. Enjoy.


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You might want to exercise your motorhome every so often, just to lube all the seals!
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:40 AM   #4
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The Goodyear site advises to inflate the tires to normal operating PSI +25%.
I've always heard you inflate them to the "max pressure allowed" (on the side of all tires)...Actually these two numbers will come to about the same PSI. In no case would I inflate more than the "max pressure allowed".
Further they recommend removing all the weight possible - blocking or heavy duty jack stands....
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It is better to set it up like you are camping (jacks down, tires covered, etc) because you really need to be able to exercise it (drive it around and get temps up) at least once every month or so including the generator under load. If you don't exercise the engine and generator, the seals, fuel lines etc deteriorate and you end up with some really expensive problems.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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Hi coljhoss,
Welcome to iRV2. The best thing you can do for the tires is to put something between them and the surface they are parked on. I use plastic landing strips. Go to Plastic Tire Landing Strip - Keeps Tires Off Concrete - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery and take a look.

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