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Old 11-12-2019, 06:41 PM   #15
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Dealers donít store inventory with jacks down. Some rigs sit for months on end without being moved. 2 months is nothing.

Dealers really don't care if the jacks are down or up, they only want to sell them.
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Dealers really don't care if the jacks are down or up, they only want to sell them.
That's true. However I doubt the dealer would be able to sell any RV that sat for months and months or years and had square tires and sagged out suspension as has been suggested on this thread.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #17
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Jacks down, that's why they are there.
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For the 13 years we had the last MH I stored the rig in the sideyard with the front jacks fully extended and the front wheels off the ground with no ill effects. Never even wiped the rams down or sprayed them with lube. Still working great when we traded it in.
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I have a method to make sure the tires last a long time, in fact longer than you. Dismount your tires and take them in the house to protect them from the cold. Place them under your bed to keep them warm and cozy. In the morning, take them outside and roll them around for 10 minutes each so they donít flatspot. Then take them back in and put them under the bed for the night. Do this every day, and I guarantee that the tires will last longer than you will.
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I have a method to make sure the tires last a long time, in fact longer than you. Dismount your tires and take them in the house to protect them from the cold. Place them under your bed to keep them warm and cozy. In the morning, take them outside and roll them around for 10 minutes each so they donít flatspot. Then take them back in and put them under the bed for the night. Do this every day, and I guarantee that the tires will last longer than you will.
This is clearly the best method, but we prefer the MoHo to work for us, rather than the other way around.
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We have an enclosed shed with concrete pad. We have parked for 1-3 months at a time....don't use jacks. Noticed a thump from front tires when starting out. Gone in 10-20 miles. Guess that was the flat spot. How about moving RV one foot, fwd or aft once a month? That should help.
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That's true. However I doubt the dealer would be able to sell any RV that sat for months and months or years and had square tires and sagged out suspension as has been suggested on this thread.
Exactly! Holland RV in Palm Springs has a Newmar Baystar sitting outside on an elevated platform with jacks up. That RV has been in the exact same spot since January of this year. While dealers may not give a crap, they certainly wouldn’t take a risk of having to spend 2-3k on new tires prior to delivery. Not one class A on the lot has jacks down. They can sit on the tires for several months without issue.
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Best thing to do for tire longevity is to drive on them. They're meant to be driven on, not parked.

Obviously, someone staying in a campground for a while or storing a coach over the winter will not always be able to do this, but nothing beats at least occasional use on the road.
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