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View Poll Results: Who puts their stabilizers down during winter storage?
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:08 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by arkhillbilly View Post
Leave mine down just enough to keep the t/t steady in heavy winds.
Same reason I put mine down. I found that I lose no more than 5 psi over a winter. Makes very little difference in height. I've been doing it this way with 3 different trailers over more than a 20 year period.

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Old 12-01-2015, 10:51 AM   #12
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I now store my EXP 213 with the jacks down. We store our trailer in our driveway which happens to sit crossways to the prevailing wind. Where we live it is always windy with gusty 100 kph winds very common (chinooks). When I stored the trailer with the jacks up it would rock in the wind gusts and you could actually watch an oscillating movement begin which would move the whole trailer. The final straw came when I came home one day during a particularly strong chinook and found that the trailer had moved about six feet almost to the point where it went over the edge of the retaining wall on the downwind side of the driveway. I now store the trailer on the upwind side of the driveway with the jacks down and it has never moved. I do keep a close eye on the tires.

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Old 12-02-2015, 12:38 AM   #13
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When I could park the trailer in my driveway I put the stabilizers down, of course this is cause it was my man cave and beer cooler, but now I have to store it in a storage lot, I find there is no advantage to dropping the stabilizers, as is, I can hook up and drive away easier, no need to run the electric motors


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