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Old 11-04-2019, 05:04 PM   #1
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Outdoor storage level question.

This may be a silly question, but when I store the camper outdoors for the winter, should I level it or leave it slightly high in the front? not sure if it matters but figured I would ask.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:13 PM   #2
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We always kept ours a little nose high to keep the run off going where we wanted it to. But really, no big deal either way.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:31 PM   #3
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I tip mine at about a 7-9 degree angle toward the rear so any accumulated snow and ice has a chance to run off on warmer days.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:42 PM   #4
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I store mine nose down for no particular reason.
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:55 PM   #5
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Since you have a Rockwood, do you have torsion axles? If so, store it parallel to the slope of the ground fore and aft so that the suspension has the same pressure on each set of axles.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:46 PM   #6
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I have torsion axles on mine and still store with a 3-5 degree tilt to the rear. I don't think this small pitch will have much of any affect on the axles.
I picked rear because I leave my roof vents open a crack for ventilation - I do have Maxxair covers over both vents and they have the openings pointing back.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:59 PM   #7
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Personal preference I think.

I like to store it either nose down or up just to allow some run off.
For those that may go out and sleep a night or two in it may want it more level
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:03 PM   #8
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I have torsion axles on mine and still store with a 3-5 degree tilt to the rear. I don't think this small pitch will have much of any affect on the axles.
I picked rear because I leave my roof vents open a crack for ventilation - I do have Maxxair covers over both vents and they have the openings pointing back.
All you have to do is to have the front set of tires on top of a piece of wood to level out the suspension.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:47 PM   #9
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I store w/ slight tilt to the rear w/ torsion axles, maybe 3%. Since my lot slopes to the back already this just makes it where I run my jack less.
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More important than the slope, I put leveling plastic gridlwork leveling blocks under the tires. The kind that have a waffle pattern and holes in the blocks. Gets the tire off the ground and rocks.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:07 PM   #11
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Store mine with front slightly higher than rear. I park mine in back yard . Leave power hooked up . Park on wood 2X8X10 to keep off ground. But is on gravel.
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This may be a silly question, but when I store the camper outdoors for the winter, should I level it or leave it slightly high in the front? not sure if it matters but figured I would ask.

Front sightly up to allow rain to move backwards, but most important, check gutter seams and roof caulk at back of trailer where water will run. Check all seams and caulk as snow will hold water there for extended periods if you live in a snow region.

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Old 11-05-2019, 09:24 PM   #13
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I tilt mine with front up for rain drainage. I don't want to drain towards front cap.
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I don't think it matters unless it is very unlevel.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:35 PM   #15
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personal preference. roof is sloped so water runs off level or not
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