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Old 01-28-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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I have read a ton of articles about winterizing/storing your coach, but I have yet to read one that includes the levelling jacks. When storing your RV for two to three months, do you let the air out of the air bags or do you leave them inflated?
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I have read a ton of articles about winterizing/storing your coach, but I have yet to read one that includes the levelling jacks. When storing your RV for two to three months, do you let the air out of the air bags or do you leave them inflated?
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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we've always dumped the air, and put the jacks down. helps relieve the standing preasure on the tires at the same time. we use this procedure every time we park,storing or otherwise. could never understand why one would leave the air up while parked for a couple of nights. can be other reasons such as air leveling only coaches. i do believe you have hydraulic leveling on your coach! have been using this procedure for the last 2 dp's over past 9 yrs. have a great day! jim
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I dump my air bags also and then level the coach with the levelers. Prior to bringing up the levelers after they have been out for a while, I will wipe them down with silicone prior to retracting them. I know that a lot of people do not fully agree with this but, I do it to lub the pistons. Has not hurt anything that I know of and they retract much faster.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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My air bags dump automatically as soon as the leveling process (auto or manual) is started.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">storing your RV for two to three months, do you let the air out of the air bags or do you leave them inflated? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
If you don't "let the air out of the air bags," they will empty themselves anyway well before two months are up. HWH recommends extending the leveling jacks when stored. (...and they say there is no need to "exercise" the jacks during storage, although we always did because we "exercised" the coach every month along with the generator on an hour or so drive if we didn't use the coach that month.)
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I always dump my air and set my jacks to extend the slide outs. I am lucky enough to be able to store indoors in my shop. Now I hear it is not good to store on cement floors so next move will put plastic under tires. Remember to exercise your jacks at least once a month. Now that is an exercise schedule I could get used to.
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:47 AM   #8
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Sorry guys. I wasn't asking about the levelling jacks. I am more interested in the air bags themselves. Dump the air or keep the air? That is the question.
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Dump the air. As previously posted, it will leak out all by itself if you do not do it.
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