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Old 10-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Storing a Trailer on Blocks or off?

Our trailer is in winter storage for about 7 months. I have read that some folks place blocks under the axles to preserve the bearings and possibly the tires.. Is this a good practice and would it be best to place the blocks under the axles?
We have never done this and never have had an issue, but I am happy to do what it takes to extend the life of these items..

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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We leave jacks down and never have a problem. I give them a good dose of WD-40 when I pull them up

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We leave jacks down and never have a problem. I give them a good dose of WD-40 when I pull them up
That's an idea I had not considered.. This will take a little weight off and would be much easier..
Thank you!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #4
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Have heard the tires should have a non-absorbent platform under them -
like a plastic jack pad to protect them...
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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Yeah, don't leave the tires on dirt or bare concrete. Mine is never still for more than a coupla months at a time, so I park the trailer on 2x8 lumber or exterior plywood inside my barn that has a concrete floor. So no danger of the wood getting wet and rotting, then attacking the rubber tires. Then I use the leveling jacs and take the strain off the trailer's suspension. I've never literally put the frame of the trailer on jackstands to take all the weight off the suspension and tires.

But for storage longer than a coupla months at a time, I'd take JohnBoy's advice and park the tires on plastic leveling pads or something similar.

As part of the routine for putting the the RV into storage, or when taking the RV out of storage, I'd service the wheel bearings. Re-pack normal wheel bearings, or lube EZ-Lube wheel bearings.

And the RV battery(ies) need attention too. Best is to install a Battery Tender and plug it in for the long haul. But if you park where juice is not available, then fully charge the batttery(ies) using a 2-amp slow charger, then completely disconnect them. Or better yet, take them home and plug in a Battery Tender in the garage or barn or somewhere.
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Mine is on jack stands and the tires removed and stored, (makes it harder to steel too)!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #7
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Here's a couple ideas from Goodyear. Tire Storage - Goodyear RV

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