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Old 04-25-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Tires and storage procedures

I just got new Goodyear tires for my 2004 Monaco Cayman. The tech at the tire store said I should take some of the weight off the tires while in storage using the hydraulic leveling jacks. Is this ok. Any problems using the hydraulic system for extended periods of time say 1 or 2 months?
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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Since you have Goodyear tires, you probably want to follow the recommendations in the Goodyear RV Tire & Care Guide
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Storing your RV on the leveling jacks for a month or more will not hurt a thing. A lot of us snowbirds sit for 1-5 months on our jacks. Just clean them real good before retracting them.
The link to the Good Year site was really informative. Does Michelin have one, I couldn't find it.

Right now my MH is sitting beside the house on the jacks waiting for when ever we want to go.
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Thanks, just read the info and now will adjust storage pressure.
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So I need to go from 80 psi to 100 psi every time I put it in storage and then deflate them again? Don't think that is going to happen.
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I think it's interesting that tire manufacturers state that tires shouldn't come in contact with petroleum products but yet a lot of the leading tire dressing products on the market, such as Armor-All, contain petroleum distillates.
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The Michelin RV Tire Guide and Warranty brochures are available here:

Michelin North America RV Reference Materials Page
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As stated, it will not hurt to take some of the pressure off with the jacks. If the jacks are down for a long time I will use a microfiber cloth with just a dab of transmission fluid on it and wipe down the piston before I retract. Be careful if you have to get under the coach. Think safety.

I do not use any tire dressing other than soap and water, just for the reason stated regarding petroleum products.

If on anything other than cement, it is advisable to put plastic or wood under the tires. Make sure the entire foot print is on the plastic or wood.

Cement does not have any petroleum based products in it. However, if your in a storage area and your neighbor just happens to loose some fluid, you are in danger of having that fluid get to your tires.

Better to be safe then out a few thousand dollars for new tires.
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