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Old 09-27-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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Quick questions regarding storage

When my class A is sitting idle between outings should I put my levelers down to take some of the weight off of my tires or just let it sit on the tires?
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When my class A is sitting idle between outings should I put my levelers down to take some of the weight off of my tires or just let it sit on the tires?
I think you'll find it's a matter of personal preference. I don't store with my jacks down, but I've read that some people do. Some tire manufacturers suggest inflating the tires to max pressure listed on the tire (don't exceed max rim pressure), others like Goodyear say normal pressure plus 25% (Same rim pressure warning). Return to correct pressure before driving.

I've just made sure they are at the proper pressure and parked it.
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My input is that with levelers down they will be exposed to inclement weather for long periods of time. This opens the possibility of rust or pitting on the shafts which can damage the seals.
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:33 PM   #4
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Good point Bahamaniac. Tom, I think I'll follow your lead.

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Old 09-28-2020, 01:36 PM   #5
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I always store up on the levelers.
If it's a long time, I wipe the cylinders down with atf
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Well, at least for the short term, I will store it on the tires. I built a parking space for it so it could remain fairly level. The spot has the rear axle at the back of the elevated surface. This puts the levelers out in space. I will have to build 2 towers out of block to use the levelers.
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My input is that with levelers down they will be exposed to inclement weather for long periods of time. This opens the possibility of rust or pitting on the shafts which can damage the seals.
How does that work if staying long term at a Resort.
A little bit of approved spray will coat the crome pistons.
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We are full time and the jacks are always down when parked. I can't see why leaving them down in storage would be any different.
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:48 AM   #9
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One thing to keep in mind - if you have the jacks down, and one leaks over time, the Coach frame could twist and that can cause the windshield to crack. This is more of a concern on the really long wheelbase Coaches.

The risk of this happening would depend on how much the specific jack is lifting the Coach. If it is mostly level and jacks just go down a few inches, I wouldn't worry. But if you are lifting a lot to level Coach on an unlevel spot (say left rear is lifted a foot and the other corners are not lifted) it could be a problem if that jack leaks.
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I don’t have the luxury of having levelers and don’t have any issues.
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My jacks are down 360 days a year : BUT : I always clean the shafts before retracting if parked for more than a week .

And never lift the rear wheels off the ground.
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Thanks for all of the responses. You've given me a lot to think about.
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If indoor storage— leave them down, but just enough to take the weight off the tires. If outdoor storage same senario, but in both cases spray the jack columns with a lubricant. Outdoors I would wipe them off before spraying the lubricant. Indoors not as necessary.
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