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Old 11-26-2017, 06:27 AM   #15
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When parking for winter storage, at ride height, I put large hardwood block's under the retracted jack's, jack pad's are within 1-2" of the pad's. Then I dump the suspension, the weight of the Coach is now on the jacks and not the Chassis and the spring's on the jack's are at retracted/rest state. I just got done doing the Chassis maintenance, so I raise the jack's till it is high enough to work under it, more large blocking under the rear frame under the trailer hitch for added safety, also in the front. When done under there, let it back down a bit..........then sits for the winter.
During the travel season, I just park it at ride height......air leak's all fixed, and it sits on it bags sometimes for a month without dropping.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:47 PM   #16
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Thank you all for your responses. Today I was on the Phone with Spartan for another issue and I asked this question to the technical rep. He said it is a good practice to always air down. He added that it is not a totally sealed system and it will leak down if sitting for some time. He then went on to tell me why, he said that in the event just one corner, IE left front leaked down completely while the others were still full, this could tweak things and even pop a windshield in cases he had seen in the past.
He suggested to dump and deploy jacks enough so that the airbags arenít being stored in a crushed position. Not saying he is right, just sharing. Stuart
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:47 AM   #17
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He suggested to dump and deploy jacks enough so that the airbags arenít being stored in a crushed position. Not saying he is right, just sharing. Stuart
Sounds reasonable to me.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:14 PM   #18
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I always dump the air out of the suspension when I get back from any trip, no matter when I am planning to go out again. I also empty the air tanks with the lanyards. This ensures there is no water in the tanks, which can damage not only the tanks but the rest of the system if the air dryer filter isn't working properly. My manual specifically says to pull the lanyards.
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Using the jacks (leveling) takes load off the tires also; correct ?
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