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Old 12-02-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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Jack up or Down for winter storage

I'm about to Park my 40 ft DP for four cool month before we head down to Florida for six week in the spring. Down here temperature drop to below 0 F in the winter. So here my Question:

Is it better to Park the MH with Hydraulic Legs Down or keep them Up???

One thing I do, is place 2X10 plank under all tires so not to freeze to the ground and put on a MH full cover. Moe

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Old 12-02-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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Good questions, but not sure with the leveling jacks. I have our MH in a barn, not heated in Minnesota. It is sitting on plywood under the tires. All air out of the suspension so it is sitting all the way down and the hydraulic levelers fully retracted. Not sure if it is correct, just made sense to me.
Would like to hear from others with more experience, especially in the cold states.

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Old 12-02-2015, 06:48 PM   #3
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Jacks down, that's what my manual says, and that's what they are for.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:13 PM   #4
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We have kick jacks that when kicked down and fully retracted they are about a 2 X 4 or 2 off the ground with it at ride height.

We place a 2 X 4 under each jack then it squats down on the 2 X 4 as the suspension settles over time.

Most weight now on jacks only and tires look unloaded or fully round.

No pressure on valves as they are just on retracted jacks.

Weight also away from edge of driveway and spread out on 8 spots instead of 4.

Not equal but spread out.
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