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Old 11-08-2019, 09:39 AM   #1
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Winterizing poll?

Hello, I was curious how many leave their jack's down during storage and if I should leave my class A on jack's? It's getting cold now and I will be putting my cover on this weekend hopefully and rig up for the winter. I was curious if I should leave jack's up or down. Thanks for your input
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I don't leave it on jacks, but I usually will lower the right rear jack a little so the MH will tilt a little toward the drivers side. I could probably do the same thing by placing a short 2x6 block under the passenger side tires.

I do this soo any water will tend to flow away from the slide. It is retracted, but this way no water will collect on the slide seal.
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I back her into my spot, hit the auto level button lowering the jacks down, then let the air suspension lower onto the jacks. That way a lot of the load is removed from the tires . When it is time to take her out again, I wipe the chrome part of the jack legs down with silicone to remove any dirt/dust etc and away we go.

BTW, not all manufacturers recommend silicone. Some say to use WD-40 etc. Kind of need to know what your brand recommends.
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....I back her into my spot, hit the auto level button lowering the jacks down, then let the air suspension lower onto the jacks. That way a lot of the load is removed from the tires . When it is time to take her out again, I wipe the chrome part of the jack legs down with silicone to remove any dirt/dust etc and away we go....
I do exactly the same thing except when I hit "auto", the system dumps the air, and lowers the jacks.
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Ditto - hit the Auto button, which dumps air and lowers jacks. My air suspension would leak down in a few weeks or months anyway.
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Thank you for your input and time everyone . I don't have air bag's so I will be putting it up on the jack stand's. I leave it beside my driveway on crushed stone so I'll put it on blocks and then have a slight tilt so if any water or snow will drip away. I have another question I will be putting mothballs in compartment area's should I put them in cup's or bowl's or just sprinkle it all over.
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Thank you for your input and time everyone . I don't have air bag's so I will be putting it up on the jack stand's. I leave it beside my driveway on crushed stone so I'll put it on blocks and then have a slight tilt so if any water or snow will drip away. I have another question I will be putting mothballs in compartment area's should I put them in cup's or bowl's or just sprinkle it all over.
What for????
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I have another question I will be putting mothballs in compartment area's should I put them in cup's or bowl's or just sprinkle it all over.
We had a small mesh bag from potatoes or onions or even buy one in the Laundry dept. at WalMart. We put the moth balls in it and hung it in the storage bay. Having a motorhome we also put one in the engine compartment. Then we put a note on the steering wheel to remind us to remove the engine bag before starting up so the engine heat didn't make the bag catch on fire. It seemed to work. They do evaporate though so you may have to replace them. Good luck!
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Just in case I get some winter visitors decided to make camp. My wife figured it would ward off any UN-needed guests that might do damage..
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If you are already fairly level, there should be no reason to put your jacks down. You are exposing your jacks to the elements by leaving them down the all winter. Anyway, thatís just my opinion.
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Moth Balls

Be sure to put boards under jack feet. You can leave the boards behind if they freeze to the ground. Not so if the jack feet freeze in place.

I live in Wisconsin. You may not have this problem.

Rodents sometimes develop a taste for electrical wire insulation. It can get very expensive to rewire.

We put a whole box of moth balls still in the box in our tractor engine compartment and remove before starting. Boxes of moth balls are cheap and last a couple of years. Just remove the sealed outer wrapping to release the vapor.
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If you are already fairly level, there should be no reason to put your jacks down. You are exposing your jacks to the elements by leaving them down the all winter. Anyway, thatís just my opinion.
I agree with Fred.
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