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Old 12-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #1
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When you put your RV for winter
Do you put your Jacks down
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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I don't put my coach up for winter but if I did, I would put my jacks down
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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And clean the exposed shafts then follow up with a shot of WD-40
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No. Rather not expose the cylinders to the environment and the benefit of taking weight off the suspension or tires minimal. If I was storing the coach for longer than the few winter months I would use jack stands.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:31 AM   #5
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Extend jacks for winter storage



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Old 12-19-2015, 06:45 AM   #6
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If you have Power Gear stabilizer jacks do not use WD-40. From their web site:

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If jacks are down for extended periods, it is recommended to spray exposed chrome rods with a silicone lubricant every seven days for protection. If your coach is located in a salty environment, it is recommended to spray every 2 to 3 days.
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If you leave the jacks up don't do what I did last year. It was a cold day and I went out to visit the mh. I didn't let the engine run long enough to warm up the windshield. I put the jacks down and proceeded to put a nice crack in my windshield. The cold glass couldn't take the twisting when coming up on the jacks. Always had left the jacks down in the past and guess what? The mh is back with jacks down this year! One good thing since the windshield was replaced I got ahead of the rusting problem and don't have to worry about that in the future!!!
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My jacks are always down just enough to take enough pressure off the springs so that they can re-arch slightly. Never had any issues.
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