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Old 08-14-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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Parking my rig at home

I have a 25 ft travel trailer. When I park it at my home is it best (do most people) to put the stabilizers down or just use the jack to support the rig?
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Had TT previously and almost never dropped the stabilizers while parked at home. It wasn't worth the effort. The tongue jack can and tires can easily handle the weight.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:52 PM   #3
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I park my trailer at home.....previous bumper pulls and 5th wheels


I always set them up just like I was 'camping'
Wheel chocks in place
Jacks/Stabilizers set
Electric connected



It is my man cave ---place to take a break when outside working

It is stocked except for perishables...ready to go ----emergency evac or just 'lets go camping'
It can also be used as guest quarters when need be


YEP......
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:55 PM   #4
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I park my trailer at home.....previous bumper pulls and 5th wheels


I always set them up just like I was 'camping'
Wheel chocks in place
Jacks/Stabilizers set
Electric connected



It is my man cave ---place to take a break when outside working

It is stocked except for perishables...ready to go ----emergency evac or just 'lets go camping'
It can also be used as guest quarters when need be


YEP......
Same here. I fully level and have my rig ready for some man cave action

And we commonly have a married couple friends who use it as a guest house

But I also poured a concrete slab for it right at the end of my driveway .. it sits right next to our house, easy access and that sort of stuff

You could totally shut it down and not worrying about leveling, jacks or anything

The big thing is don’t try to run Your fridge for long off level.. it really does mess them up long term
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:22 PM   #5
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I would not set the stabilizers. Just chock the wheels. I would run a 15amp electric cable with adaptors to keep the battery charged.

If I was having guests using it I would level and run a 20 amp service to it.
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While mine is not level (I live on a hill) until a week before a trip I always keep the stabilizers down just for the extra support.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:26 AM   #7
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We drop the stabilizers down just so it doesn't rock as bad when we are on and off it. We are always out there cleaning, redecorating, upgrading, etc so it helps so you don't feel like you're in a boat at sea. Just personal preference.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:31 PM   #8
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I chock and block ours and park on the plastic leveling risers because they keep the tires off the concrete pad I built. I put down the jacks and I plug the power cord in to an outlet I added on the back of my shop. I added a wifi booster to my shop and we get a strong enough signal in the trailer to use it for streaming movie night with the grand kids. I have this pad at the back of our yard with a double gate to the side street for easy hook up when we are outbound.
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When parked regardless if at home or campsite, stabilizers are out, otherwise slide's are retracted.
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