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Old 01-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Storing MH with no Stab. jacks

My MH has to be blocked to level. No jacks here. I read that most try to take a lot of weight of the tires with the jacks. No way I can do it. Also where I am going to store it is in a gravel drive way which is about 5 or 6 degrees. Coach would be high on the front end. Will this hurt anything? I plan to put the tires on blocks, with plastic under the blocks. Anything else I can do?
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You may want to tell how long the period of storage will be. I'm not sure "most" use their jacks in storage but many (some) do. I have never used mine that way and my ten year old tires did not show any ill effects when I replaced them earlier this year. As long as you have the proper tire mounted for weight etc; then MO is you are fine. I covered my tires which seems to be a good idea.

5% incline---not too much I believe. Just block the rig so it cannot roll, of course. If you are worried that the incline may leave an engine bearing or seal exposed then just reverse the coach periodically if possible. Perhaps the incline could be lessoned by driving the rear wheels up onto leveling blocks (is that what you mean?) They are used by people who do not have levelers when they are camping so you may need some anyway. Some two by tens can be used to make these blocks, make sure you have them under both duals at each end of the axel. If the tires are on blocks you probably do not need plastic unless that is used to preserve wood blocks.

Other things to think about are your batteries (can you keep them charged), your water system (is it winterized) and your grey and black tanks (are they flushed and drained)?
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