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Old 09-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Storing with stabilizers up or down

When not using the camper, stored waiting on the next trip. Do you store it with stabilizers down or up?
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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All depends:

If I was able to store it at home, I'd probably have the stabilizers down for those times we run in and out.

When I store at the storage lot, putting the stabs down seems pointless, so I store with them up.

Some people will put the stabs down at the storage lot as a theft deterrent. I don't because I want to be able to hook up and pull out, but I've heard of others who do.
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Don't see the point. If I'm just going in and out, it's not the same as if I were actually trying to camp in it.
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Don't see the point. If I'm just going in and out, it's not the same as if I were actually trying to camp in it.
You don't have my DW.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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Point taken, lol.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:34 PM   #6
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At home, so they stay down.
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At home, they are down since we go in and out. Once it goes to be stored for the winter, the stabs are up. It is moved to where they want it once I drop it.
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If I were storing a camper away from my house, the stabs would be up. If you put them down and would happen to have a flat tire or tires, the weight of the camper would be on the stabs and without reinforced legs, it will damage the jacks. If the legs are reinforced, it would probably bend the frame or crack a sidewall. THEREFORE, storing away from home, stabs up. JMO
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:56 PM   #9
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If I were storing a camper away from my house, the stabs would be up. If you put them down and would happen to have a flat tire or tires, the weight of the camper would be on the stabs and without reinforced legs, it will damage the jacks. If the legs are reinforced, it would probably bend the frame or crack a sidewall. THEREFORE, storing away from home, stabs up. JMO
Gee, I thought I was just being lazy, but now you've given me justification for not putting my stabs down.
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If I were storing a camper away from my house, the stabs would be up. If you put them down and would happen to have a flat tire or tires, the weight of the camper would be on the stabs and without reinforced legs, it will damage the jacks. If the legs are reinforced, it would probably bend the frame or crack a sidewall. THEREFORE, storing away from home, stabs up. JMO
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