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Old 10-31-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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I am new to this rving lots of questions but no answers yet.
Would it be ok to use the levelers for the winter? I have a 36' winnebago chiefain and will park it on asphalt. I thought this would take some weight off the tires or maybe this isn't necessary. I get mixed answers from tire dealers.

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Old 10-31-2005, 05:41 AM   #2
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I am new to this rving lots of questions but no answers yet.
Would it be ok to use the levelers for the winter? I have a 36' winnebago chiefain and will park it on asphalt. I thought this would take some weight off the tires or maybe this isn't necessary. I get mixed answers from tire dealers.

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:17 AM   #3
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sunset 1

usually no need to lower jacks to take wieght off suspension. more important to place wood pads or plastic, sold in supply stores, there is a lot of info as to reasons why this is important, but your tires won't dry out as fast and last longer.

hoe this info is useful---- ajbbjrvers
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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Sunset1, Just like ajbjrvers said " no need to put jacks down ", I always run my coach tires on plastic when the coach won't be used for awhile, in your case for the winter. Ed.S
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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Sunset1,
Welcome to this fabulous resource. I'm sure that you'll find answers to just about any question that you have.

I too park "Bob" on plastic mats that I purchased at Wal-Mart. The mats are what kids use to slide down hills in the winter (Bah Humbug, I'd rather be camping). Once a month I "exercise" the jacks by lowering them and immediately raising them again.

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I won't swear to this but I think my jack literature recommended that the jacks not be extended for all the off season. I mean not sitting on jacks for long term storage.

I'll have to chase down the literature. You may want to talk to the Jack manufacturer. Art
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:22 PM   #7
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Just stored my old class C. The area is grass. I didn't have any wood to put down so I placed the orange plastic leveling blocks under all 6 tires to keep them off the grass/dirt. If anyone knows that this was not the thing to do please advise.

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Old 11-03-2005, 07:02 AM   #8
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HWH reps at seminars have told us to use the jacks to remove load from tires and bearings. They said"why ot use what you paid for?" It is a good idea to run the jacks up and down periodically to help lubricaate the seals - in my opinion. Remember HWH uses stainless steel in their rams to avoid problems with rust.
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Howdy all, just like to add a little info I saw in a Trailblazier magazine a few months ago I believe. It said when you store outside you should have a slight tilt front or back to help water run off and if possible brush of any snow that collects on the roof as soon as possible to prevent puddles from forming.
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