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Old 11-20-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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? using jacks and deflating tires

I plan on leaving my TT on site for some time. I'm told I should deflate the tires. In addition to using the front and rear scissor jacks on my 29.8 foot TT, should I also use axle jacks to replace the weight normally borne by the 2 axles tires?

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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I've NEVER heard any recommendation to deflate tires during storage for either tires alone or tires mounted on a vehicle. You should have a vapor barrier between the tires and the parking surface (especially if it is concrete), cover the tires to protect them from UV deterioration, and ensure they will not at any time be sitting in standing water. Other than that, I would support part of the weight with the leveling jacks, and go my merry way.

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Old 11-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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I have also never heard of letting the air out of your tires for storing. I agree completly with AFChap.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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The front and rear scissor jacks are stabilizer jacks. While they may have the ability to support the entire weight of the TT, they are not intended to be used in that manner. For long term storage, I would not use the stabilizer jacks at all; simply let the wheels and tongue jack support the weight. My TT sits this way while stored in a limestone mine for six months during the winter. When my tires are in good condition, properly inflated and valves aren't leaking, I only lose about five pounds of air when I take it back out in the spring. Think about it. Trailers sit this way on dealer lots for sometimes a year or more with no issues.
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