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Old 10-17-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks / electric

I wanted to get some people's thoughts on whether or not to leave the stabilizer jacks down during the winter. Since they are electric would it hurt them to leave them down?

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Old 10-17-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
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Red, personally i leave them up unless required for camping/loading. With the heavy frost and heaving of the ground were I live I could see them getting bent or causing frame issues.

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Old 10-17-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:26 PM   #4
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Neighbor bent his leaving them down in the winter. Suspect the ground heaving with frost.

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Old 10-17-2015, 04:33 PM   #5
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I've always left them down and never had a problem.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:29 AM   #7
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I was told if there hydraulic ones not to just leave em down but to at least cycle them up/down every month or the jack shaft might start pitting not getting lubed by and occasional cycling
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:18 PM   #8
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Leave them UP.
Simple reason- If they fail for any reason at least they are up not interfering with traveling.

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Old 10-18-2015, 12:19 PM   #9
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I leave them up in case I want to leave in a hurry and they are frozen to the ground or buried in snow.
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