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Old 04-04-2021, 06:48 PM   #1
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Long term storage and jacks

What is the thinking on long term storage .
should you take some of the weight off the tires with your jacks.
I'm storing underfull cover in a mostly shaded unit
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Old 04-04-2021, 07:16 PM   #2
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I believe inflating tires to / close to max sidewall press listed and taking some load off is a good thing... certainly can't think of any reason it could hurt and some where it helps.
HWH says OK to store with leveling jacks extended. I prefer to use block under retracted jacks so they are supported on jacks when air suspension dumped. Best to exercise jacks periodically.
I'm sure you will find many thoughts, opinions & practices... ultimately you will need to decide which you prefer.
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Yep. Inflate them to sidewall pressure and use the jacks to relieve pressure off the tires. Keep hem clean.
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:06 PM   #4
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I am a fulltimer so donít use storage, however, I do tend to stay at one location for3/4/5 months. When parked my jacks are always down and my RV is leveled.
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Yep. Inflate them to sidewall pressure and use the jacks to relieve pressure off the tires. Keep hem clean.
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I put 2x10x3' blocks under jacks and left about 1" clearance before dumping the airbags for winter. This allowed the coach to settle a little lower and take most of the weight off the tires.
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