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Old 08-15-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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leveling jacks

So, I have heard that it is not a good idea to leave the leveling jacks down for an extended time. So, what is the proper method if I plan on living in my RV at an RV park? Lower them onto some planks or keep them retracted?

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Old 08-15-2015, 03:25 PM   #2
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We leave out jacks down for extended periods of time without a problem. We drop the air out of the airbags to take the pressure off them and it enables us to have the front end down closer to the ground.

On issue that you have to contend with is dirt and corrosion building up on the jacks. I usually wipe mine down good with WD40 when they start getting a build up. If you exercise them regularly it would also help.

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I've left them fully extended for 6 months or more at a time in the wet, rainy Pacific Northwest with NO problems even after 13 years. Never even cleaned the rams off at all. We've always had HWH systems though, others may be more problem.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:45 AM   #5
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Thanks. I don't actually see myself, to allow myself to not clean them after maybe a couple of weeks at a time.
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