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View Poll Results: In between trips, stabilizer jacks up or down?
Up and ready to go 44 47.83%
Down and secure 40 43.48%
Depends (please explain) 7 7.61%
Neither, I do something else (please explain) 1 1.09%
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:34 PM   #29
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Two thumbs up Kenn. We do like to fuss.

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Old 01-29-2015, 10:58 PM   #30
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I chose "depends" because it depends on whether I want to level it fully to put the slides out. For winter storage I usually do level it, but not always.

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Old 01-31-2015, 09:08 PM   #31
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If I am headed back out, I leave them up. But the majority of the time there is at least a couple of weeks between trips. I am in and out as it is a spare space for work, decompressing, and I am getting ready to rig it as a recording studio. So, stabilizer jacks down.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:20 AM   #32
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I still leave them up. I haven't use my RV yet since Father Day 2014.
I got to go to camper world to have work done. in Las Vegas NV.
good luck happy camping.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #33
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Down: The trailer is parked on a concrete slab and we are in and out doing things, this makes more stable & secure getting in & out and windy conditions. It has no slide-outs,(vintage Avion). I run the jacks down snug, but do not try to lift the trailer. We stay in one place for the summer and they stay down for 3to 4 months, so don't see being down at home would be any different. gps
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:11 AM   #34
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just seems to me the more the floor flexes the more possible damage could occur to the upright supports/roof, whiile I know they take a beating while under way, why give them a beating when in port?

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Old 02-05-2015, 11:46 AM   #35
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I've had trailers since 1984 (popups first, then TT) and I've always left them up. I figure that if a tire were to go flat, the jack stands may not be able to handle the extra weight and damage could result. As to tires, I haven't had problems with tires but I do replace them at 5 or 6 years as I'd rather be safe than sorry. If I was working inside the trailer or using it while parked in the driveway, then I would drop them down for the stabilization.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:35 PM   #36
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Since I like to work on my trailer throughout the storage time I put them down to obviously make it more stable. It's no big deal to run your stabilizers up or down. Come on we on a permanent vacation. If the wife and I go out to the trailer I think not having the trailer rocking too much is a benefit, right?
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:49 PM   #37
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:07 PM   #38
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I leave mine down and level the trailer with them.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:58 AM   #39
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It blow out a lot of things in my house too.
Plus the RV. everything that was plug in got fried.
So now jacks up. And got new and better surge protectors.
Hope for the best..Good Luck
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:00 PM   #40
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I think most people with jacks down at home, use the TT at home, other otherwise no need for it
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:15 AM   #41
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I would think they stay down if not in use as the weight of the TT is sitting on those wheels......
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:42 PM   #42
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Down and locked. I think of them as landing gear... and drive them down once into the parking spot. Keeps the rig stable when we go in and out cleaning up and getting ready for the next trip out. Also, level it out so that I can fire up the refrig before pulling out on the next trip.

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