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Old 01-07-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Jacks up or down during storage?

Hello all, I have been advised both ways, what do others do when storing their units? leveling jacks up or down?
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Up... Down just gives rodents an additional way into the rig!
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Up... Down just gives rodents an additional way into the rig!
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I keep mine up, but I have a level storage unit.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:48 AM   #4
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not sure what you mean by that, it's an external cylinder..how would they get in?
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I keep mine up, but I have a level storage unit.
Your not concerned about all of the weight sitting on the chassis for a long time?
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Your not concerned about all of the weight sitting on the chassis for a long time?
Not really concerned, my unit is 9 years old and has always been stored jacks up. I assume these things are designed to take the weight. I do park on wooden pieces to keep the tires out of contact with the concrete.

Also, jacks are a "relatively" new option. Some units don't have jacks. My son rented a new class C in Alaska and had to park on boards to get level.

We are kind of spoiled, I think.

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not sure what you mean by that, it's an external cylinder..how would they get in?

It's an external cylinder up to the frame. The frame then is a highway from front to rear of the rig with many opportunities to get into the rig. Just my opinion...

I never seen an campers on the sales lot with jacks down...
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Jacks up and house battery power off.
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When I winterized ours I had the same question and went with jacks up. Not because critters would be crawling up tubes since the tires provide a better highway for them. I went jacks up simply due to wear and tear. I figured it would be better on seals, etc. if there is no pressure in the system for the entire duration of winter. On the other hand, the system is meant to be used such as if you were to live in the coach full time. Then again, if we were to live in it full time, we would level it the old conventional way and put the jacks down just enough to help with sway (use them as stabilizers instead of leveling).
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If hydraulic, then UP as they tend to gather more dust, dirt, rust if not inside the cylinders. When all that grime, etc gets slid past the seals then there may be some "other" damage.
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