This is the second winter we've owned our Georgetown. Last winter, I put it up on the levellers and followed the manufacturer's recommendations for a rig stored "near saltwater". I went under once a week and wiped the piston rods down with a rag soaked in hydraulic fluid.
Towards the end of winter, there were rust patches on all four piston rods, but they were shallow enough to buff out. That was whn I discovered that "near" meant within 60 miles. We're within 60 yards!
Due to medical issues just before Christmas, I'm a bit behind schedule this year. I still think that relieving the tires of a significant portion of their normal load is a good idea if they're going to sit for 5 months.
I just got some 2 x 4's and plywood and am going to make four 12' x 12" pads, double thickness of the lumber in the 2" direction and with a covering of 1/2" plywood top and bottom. One will go under each jack, with a lawn & leaf plastic bag under the jasck foot. After lowering the jacks to a point where the RV is level and most of the load is off the tires, I'll wipe down the piston rods and then roll the plastic bags up to the base of the jacks, tieing them off with Tyraps.
I thnk I'll be keeping the jack pads on board for possible future stays at places with soft pads.
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and now ex-RVers, as of 08 Dec 14.