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Old 10-07-2018, 07:52 PM   #1
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In storage with stabilizer legs up or down?

I have a 30' Springdale TT stored in a lot on recycled asphalt. I noticed some people extend their stabilizer legs while in storage. What are the pros and cons? Is the trailer just fine resting on the tires and front jack or is it better to extend the stabilizer legs? The area gets some wind, but not too much. Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:51 PM   #2
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Either way is fine.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:03 AM   #3
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I agree, either way is fine. Something to consider though, if you have the stabilizers down and one or more of your tires leak, you could bend/damage the stabilizers. Leaving them up will prevent this. If on the other hand, you have a leveling system, then there wouldn't be any problem with tire leaks affecting trailer height.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:52 AM   #4
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I like the idea of taking some weight off the jack and tires for the storage season. Storage is happening very soon up here after our very popular last long weekend of the season...Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian members Back on topic...I purchased 4 of those hand screw Aluminum type jack stands for extra stability while camping...I think they'll be ideal for screwing some weight off the jack and tires.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #5
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If storing for any length of time I put them down. Ours unit came with 2 Lippert power stabilizers and I added a third one just ahead of the axles for extra stability so having a tire loose air to me is not that huge a concern. YMMV
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:23 AM   #6
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Mine gets stored for up to 6 months during the winter. In fourteen years I've always kept mine up.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:58 PM   #7
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I store mine with the stabilizer jacks up and I also extend my bumper jack to the point where the front is high and all the rain runs off the back of the trailer.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:23 AM   #8
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I store mine with the stabilizer jacks up and I also extend my bumper jack to the point where the front is high and all the rain runs off the back of the trailer.
Same here.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:58 AM   #9
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I still like the idea of leaving the electric jacks up and using four of those hand screw type jacks for stability You can crank them up way more than you're electric (stabilize only) jacks.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:53 PM   #10
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Great question. I was wondering too.

We left our 2018 28BHS Hideout at a seasonal in northern Ontario where the water table is very high (site right beside the lake) and the frost heave in the ground is quite noticable. We don't step up the trailer frame on blocks as we pull it out couples times each summer... So I was worried about the lowered electric stabilizer legs under stress with the frost movement, particularly in the Spring.

I like the idea above about installing some HD scissor jacks at the back of the coach and bringing up the electric stabilizer jacks... cheers
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:42 AM   #11
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We leave ours down, but we go up to the trailer and stay there very other weekend in the winter..
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:01 AM   #12
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I have been camping for 30 years in numerous 5th wheels and I aways put my jacks down when my camper is in storage. I dont feel that the tires need the extra weight on them in Dry dock. I also can use the camper for Guests when I have company. I dont see any difference in putting the jacks down at a campsite or at home in my storage area. Happy trails...
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:04 AM   #13
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You will Not damage the stabilizer they are designed to hold the weight.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:18 AM   #14
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Leaving them down just leaves four more points for the critters to climb.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:03 PM   #15
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Leaving them down just leaves four more points for the critters to climb.
We leave them up during storage, so there is less chance of mice getting a way in.
I sprinkle Comet cleanser all the way around my wheels and tongue to repel the mice, it works extremely well. I don't want to have to do that for the four jacks as well.
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