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Old 06-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Storing Diesel Pusher Dump air or not?

So when not being used "in storage" should you dump the air out of the air bags?
Should you put the jacks down and level?
If so, How much should you jack it up with jacks while in storage?
And finally I have a 3/4" crusher run gravel pad that my coach sets on in covered storage, is that OK for the tires or should I pull them up on some boards?

I'm still working hard, so unfortunately my new DP will set more than its used, so I want to do all I can to take care of it, so it's ready to go when I am.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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I run mine up on treated plywood boards, dump the air, drop the jacks and plug it in. I have sealed batteries and a smart charger, so that's all I need to do...other than check on it once in a while.
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I think the answer is "Yes". Do whatever seems most suitable. We keep our coach in the side yard and are in and out often, so it is always leveled up with air dumped (automatic when I level in my rig). Some or all slides are usually out too.

But if its just parked in a storage lot somewhere, there is no particular need to dump air or put jacks down unless you want to. The air will probably leak down on its own over time anyway - anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how tight your air system is.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Hi mrjimbo,
1. Dump the air. The bags will loose air, over time. It is best to let the coach sit on the chassis evenly (dump the air) than let one bag loose air faster than the other bags.

2. Jacks up or down is your choice. Both methods are successfully used by coach owners.

3. The gravel should be fine. There is no harm in putting plastic between the tires and ground. If the gravel is well packed, thin pieces of plastic (like kitchen cutting boards) will do the trick. WalMart has them.
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mrjimbo....If you don't dump the bags, they'll leak down at some point and the coach will sit crooked until they have all leaked down. I park my coach alongside my house on a concrete slab. I don't lower the jacks because it just causes premature damage to the unprotected shafts (not a huge issue, but one less thing to worry about). If your parking space is level, there really is no need to lower jacks.

Finally, I bought three large truck mudflaps from a truck parts store. They were about $10.00 each. I put one each under the rear tires and I cut the other in half and put a half under each front tire. This way the gravel can't wick the moisture out of your tires. I also use tire covers.......not so much to protect the tires, but it keeps the rims looking nice and cuts down on polishing.
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My manual says to use the jacks when in storing to take some of the weight off the tires.
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mrjimbo....If you don't dump the bags, they'll leak down at some point and the coach will sit crooked until they have all leaked down. I park my coach alongside my house on a concrete slab. I don't lower the jacks because it just causes premature damage to the unprotected shafts (not a huge issue, but one less thing to worry about). If your parking space is level, there really is no need to lower jacks.

Finally, I bought three large truck mudflaps from a truck parts store. They were about $10.00 each. I put one each under the rear tires and I cut the other in half and put a half under each front tire. This way the gravel can't wick the moisture out of your tires. I also use tire covers.......not so much to protect the tires, but it keeps the rims looking nice and cuts down on polishing.
WOW Don, great minds think alike or, maybe I got my ideas from your posts
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