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Old 10-17-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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Im new to the winterizing of a RV, Do you store it on its Leveling Jacks or just on the tires...Im in Michigan so it'll probably sit until Feb....Thanks...
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There are several threads out there that discuss this. I have mine on the tires which are on 2X12's to get them off the ground. Others have different ideas. If you are outside, leaving the jacks down exposes them to 3-4 months of winter weather so make sure you lubricate them well before the season. My 2 cents, YMMV.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Im new to the winterizing of a RV, Do you store it on its Leveling Jacks or just on the tires...Im in Michigan so it'll probably sit until Feb....Thanks...

I personnaly, as an experinced jet aircraft consultant, would not recommend exposing metal surfaces to a 3-4 month winter weather. Metal is metal and when exposed to moisture it does not take much to start its journey to return to where it came from rust is the first step in that process.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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We go south at Christmas time and it will get very cold before then so I will raise the jacks of the ground to prevent them from freezing to the gravel surface.
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Ours sits from late October to 1st of May (or until spring is really here in OH). It's on gravel & under an RV port. Jacks are down just enough to take some weight off the tires. The jack stands are slathered in grease. I don't know what kind it is, but it's thick & pink. Been doing this for 7 seasons & no issues w/rust.

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Thanks to all for the reply.....!!!!
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If you leave them sitting on the tyres, pump them up to the maximum pressure shown on the sidewall. If up on jacks so the tyres are off the ground, then about 20% of normal pressure is recommended.

BTW you can get the best of both worlds by raising the vehicle (one end at a time) using the jacks and slipping packing under the axles and then retract the jacks so the vehicle is supported on the blocks with the tyres off the ground. 10 minute job.

Problem with slathering grease all over jack shafts is getting it off without making a mess
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