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Old 10-06-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
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Tropical force wind expected

FR3 30DS parked on my concrete driveway do you think it's better off on jacks or tires? It's normally on the jacks.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Tires seem more stable.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
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RV lots aren't going to raise all their rigs onto jacks if bad weather is coming.

If the RV wants to rock, better to be on the tires instead of risking a bent jack.

Maybe just extend the jacks until they just touch to lessen the rocking.

Is there a right way to prepare?

Good luck to all.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #4
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You will hear responses for both ways. If you are going to be in it I would say down on the ground. If you are not going to be in it, then I would say keep them up and let the springs and tires do what they are meant to do. The springs and tires will allow the coach to bounce or move with the wind. On the jacks might cause it to be pushed or slide around, especially if you have the weight off the tires. The tires give 6 points of contact the jacks just 4. Good luck and keep us all informed.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:00 PM   #5
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She's now on the tires.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:04 PM   #6
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Here in NE Fla, I see the RV lots are lowering the fifthwheels landing gear and the tongues of TT and chocking wheels front and rear. The class a's I can see don't show any jacks down. I just hooked up our TT and am hoping for the best.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:29 PM   #7
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Moved my 5er to concrete and hit auto-level. Shut down both battery switches and we will see...
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:41 PM   #8
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RV lots aren't going to raise all their rigs onto jacks if bad weather is coming.

If the RV wants to rock, better to be on the tires instead of risking a bent jack.

Maybe just extend the jacks until they just touch to lessen the rocking.

Is there a right way to prepare?

Good luck to all.
That's my guess FWIW.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:44 PM   #9
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Jacks all the way up if they send you may not be able to get them up later. Jacks won't make it any more secure just makes it more comfortable
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Moved my 5er to concrete and hit auto-level. Shut down both battery switches and we will see...
Please explain why you shut down the batteries. Thanks.
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