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Old 11-23-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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When we are storing our travel trailer for the winter, should we lower the stabilizers or keep them up?
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Keep them up. Less of a path for rodents/insects.

If it's chocked properly and level it's not going anywhere.
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My understanding was leaving them down would help the tires.
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My understanding was leaving them down would help the tires.
Keeping them covered and at proper inflation is just fine. The sun will do more damage than letting the camper sit without the support Jack's.
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My understanding was leaving them down would help the tires.
Stabilizers are not jacks. They are designed to stabilize, not to lift the weight of RV. Chock the wheels and leave them up.
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Plus...if one of your tires lost its air, you would have a lot of force on the stabilizer.
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Ground heave during freeze could also put more stress on the stabilizers.
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