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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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Leave mine down, stored on concrete.
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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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Always down, but my Rockwood is in my heated building...
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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 so.as 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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Old 10-18-2015, 12:37 PM   #10
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:42 PM   #11
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If you leave them down and have a flat tire, all the weight is on the jacks. I leave mine up.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:47 PM   #12
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Stored inside and up for the same reason !
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:54 PM   #13
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I leave all 3 sets down, see the trailer every day so I'm not worried about a flat tire, besides, I have GY Marathons and have never had one go flat in over 35 yrs other than the one high pressure stem loosing air coming back from Goshen last year. Trailer is stored on concrete drive in front of our garage when not camping.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:35 PM   #14
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Down whenever I am not moving.
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Up - what's the point in using stabilizers when it's in storage for the winter? I just make sure the tires are on blocks (wood/plastic - your choice) and chocked.
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No point just preference that's all.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:38 PM   #17
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I leave mine up when not camping, it really doesn't bother me if the trailer moves a little when I'm not in it.
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Some of us that store 'em at home also work on 'em through the winter, and am in and out a lot doing mods.
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Some of us that store 'em at home also work on 'em through the winter, and am in and out a lot doing mods.
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wow 35 years is a long time on a set of tires OC
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leave mine up also
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