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Old 03-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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leveling jacks while storing

How many of you set yout levelling jacks while storing your camper?

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Been discused awhile back.

But with that being said.
I store my 5th wheel with rear jacks down.
Even while parked between camping trips.


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Old 03-31-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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I put the stabilizers down when I put our in winter storage, main just because I was still working on a couple little mods and my wife still wanted to get some things out before winter. So I figured why not. But when I just have it sitting around the house during the summer they only go down if we use it as the "guest house" for company or if I am going to be in and out working on modding things.

My dad has full auto leveling system on they 5er, and it will raise the the whole camper off the ground easily. He raises the 5er so the tires are off the ground if it is going to be sitting for more than a week or 2.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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Storage - electric stabilizer jacks up or down?

Here was my poll
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The major questions are 1). how close is your storage to saltwater? 2). Is it inside or outside?

The first year we had our GT325, I put the jacks down to take the weight off the tires. Despite regular wiep-downs with hydraulic oil and cloths, the piston rods of the jacks got light corrosion in the 4 months they wre exposed. It cleaned off relatively easily, but, with an airplane hydarulics background, I wasn't comfortable.

I contacted the manufacturers for guidance, and they replied that if you're storing it close to saltwater, don't leave them down for extended periods. They defined "close to" as within 60 miles. We're within 60 yards, across the street from a saltwater marina!

I guess the tires will have to handle it. Once a month, I jack it up high enough to lift the wheels off the ground, one side at a time and rotate the wheels by hand a quarter turn, then put it down again.

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