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Old 11-09-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Winter storage in snow country

With a few family matters to attend to this winter, we have to stay home this year instead of being Snowbirds. We will get cold temps and our share of snow during the storage period, and the rig is winterized for those concerns.

Is it recommended to put the hydraulic jack stabilizers down to take some of the weight off the tires and suspension, or leave it parked on it's tires (wooden boards under tires) over the winter?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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We've been motorhome owners in northern (Ohio) for many years. Except for a few years of indoor storage, the rest of the time storage has been outside. We've never used covers or pads under tires and never had any problems.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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Kenn and Terry,
We live in Northern NY (east of Lake Ontario! Lots of snow, tried a cover, riped apart in the first winter, park the unit on boards, no cover, slight rearward angle so water runs off the back. I leave it pluged in ALL winter and start it up once a month, start the generator as well. I put a full tank of gas in her and add gas stabalizer (about a gallon) of Stabil! Have no problems in the spring starting her up. I did this for our TEC Lark, Flair and now our Bounder 35H.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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Northern Michigan. Have never put anything under tires and leave jacks up. Too much blowing snow to leave them down (rust) and I don't like to keep pressure on hydraulics that long. Leaving for FL in a few days, so all thats moot this year.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies about winter storing. All prep work has been done as outlined by everyone here so far.

Kenn and Terri (2008 Bounder)...........

What a coincidence about our paired names! Just a spelling difference. And, as far as our home location versus yours, we live North-North West of you in Ontario on that large portion of land jutting out into Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Probably just as few short miles as the crow flies. BTW........have you guys ever camped at Association Island Rv Resort just North of you in Henderson? Great place....we love it!
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Ken and Terry,
Yes we have camped at Association Island and it is wonderful! Just down the road to the south on Rt. 3 is a NYS Park called Southwick Beach and it is just as wonderful. A large white sand beach, an electric loop, new dump stations, and camping on the Beach as well. We have been going there for over 20 years now! Enjoy the winter we'll think of you during every lake effect storm that blows through.
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Thanks for the replies about winter storing. All prep work has been done as outlined by everyone here so far.

Kenn and Terri (2008 Bounder)...........

What a coincidence about our paired names! Just a spelling difference. And, as far as our home location versus yours, we live North-North West of you in Ontario on that large portion of land jutting out into Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Probably just as few short miles as the crow flies. BTW........have you guys ever camped at Association Island Rv Resort just North of you in Henderson? Great place....we love it!
Front of the caoch as you would look out the windshield, What a sunset everynight! A storm came in that weekHang on to your hat!! 50 mph + winds, coast guard said 62+ mph. Quite a place on a Island.
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Palehorse89............your photos are superb! We also found the campsites looking West offered excellent sunsets, but the tradeoff was some pretty strong winds when Mother Nature felt like it. Thankfully, we have a power awning. Had to reel it in fast on occasion. Boy we miss the sights.
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