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Old 06-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Jacks down while in storage

Does anyone know if its recommended to NOT store your RV with the hydraulic leveling jacks down? Ive seen it both ways, and am not sure of the correct procedure.

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Old 06-18-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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If it's hydraulic, I would say why not. It'd take the weight of the tires and if they would lose pressure during that time they wouldn't be ruined.
I do it.
Or am I wrong?
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if its recommended to NOT store your RV with the hydraulic leveling jacks down? Ive seen it both ways, and am not sure of the correct procedure.

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Have done it both ways, no glaring advantage to either. But if jacks are left extended you should lubricate the exposed pistons regularly with lube to prevent corrosion and pitting = leaks.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:13 PM   #4
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I've never heard a recommendation on this. IMO, since the jacks are stabilizer jacks and are there to help stabilize the trailer when you are living inside, there is no need to have them down exposed to the elements when in storage.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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Always store with jacks up it keeps the chrome on the rod protected.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:55 PM   #6
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Look at construction or farm equipment stored outside for many summers and winters, I have never seen rusted hydraulic cylinders in my life unless they were physically damaged.
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Look at construction or farm equipment stored outside for many summers and winters, I have never seen rusted hydraulic cylinders in my life unless they were physically damaged.
Thats because they rusted and were replaced. Store them up and protect them, makes perfect sense to me.
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Thats because they rusted and were replaced. Store them up and protect them, makes perfect sense to me.
Well, I once pulled an old hydraulic cylinder out of the ground and the only shiny part with no rust was the piston and I know farm equipment, trust me.
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Well, I once pulled an old hydraulic cylinder out of the ground and the only shiny part with no rust was the piston and I know farm equipment, trust me.
Oh, I'm sure you do. I am not doubting what you just said, but think of this. Take the folks that are near saltwater, the highest grade stainless rusts. I was agreeing with the other poster who said store it in the up position. Its simple and eliminates the chance of rust.
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Bear in mind, farm equipment is probably triple chromed hd steel . RV jacks are nowhere near the quality.
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