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Old 09-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Winter storing: to level or not, that is the question?

So I am presently on my last outing of the season, and will be soon winterizing and parking Galactica at my in-laws for the winter...
What suggestion do you have on this topic?
Should I level my FR 2300 or not? If so, should I simply use blocks under the wheels? The parking spot as a "forward slant".
Should I used scissor jacks to get the wheels off the ground, and if so where?

Thanks in advance for any hint and tips!

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Old 09-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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I put 2x10 boards under the tires and generally level the trailer as if I were at a cg. Then put my tire covers on.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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I've often wondered about this as well.
Is there any importance to having it level while stored for an extensive length of time?
My storage slab has a significant left to right grade.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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Mainly for the refrigerator, is what I've always been told. Also allows for ecen rain runoff, etc.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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The only reason I level mine is so I can start the refrig when I'm ready to go again. (A refrigerator that is out of level will not be affected as long as it's not running.) Boards under the tires is a good idea. I don't like to jack mine up unless I absolutely have to for fear of getting an axle out of line.( That may be an unfounded fear, but it's there!)
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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i put boards under the wheels and give mine a slight nose up attitude to help shed water, snow and/or ice. about a 1/4 bubble.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
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You want to minimize frame twist for long periods. Walls, roof, floor all follow the frame.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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So I am presently on my last outing of the season, and will be soon winterizing and parking Galactica at my in-laws for the winter...
What suggestion do you have on this topic?
Should I level my FR 2300 or not? If so, should I simply use blocks under the wheels? The parking spot as a "forward slant".
Should I used scissor jacks to get the wheels off the ground, and if so where?

Thanks in advance for any hint and tips!

Serge
I level ours as much as I possibly can, then put the wheel covers on. Here's the real issue: It SUCKS to think about putting the tt away on the first of September. Yeah, I know...some climates are much different than others, but it is still a sad thing to do...
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #9
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I level ours as much as I possibly can, then put the wheel covers on. Here's the real issue: It SUCKS to think about putting the tt away on the first of September. Yeah, I know...some climates are much different than others, but it is still a sad thing to do...
Is it November yet??
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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I level after every trip. I store in a hanger that is level so I can level out fast.
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