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Old 11-30-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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Stabilizers in Winter Storage

Just polling and asking the question . . . who puts their stabilizers down when they put their trailer to bed for the winter? I have always been advised to not do that, because over the cold months, tires lose air pressure and more weight gets transferred to the stabilizers - sometimes more than is recommended. I have not done this for any of the trailer's I've owned, but I have observed some that do.

But just wanting to see what others do, the reasons why or why not, and what their experiences have been, either way.


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Old 11-30-2015, 08:06 AM   #2
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Mine are up for the reason you stated.

On my way to my parents place, I can see three TTs, in one neighborhood, where there are three TTs, visible from the highway, that all have there stabilizers down all winter.

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Old 11-30-2015, 10:10 AM   #3
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Keep mine up. Not worth the risk.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:12 AM   #4
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When I stored mine the stabilizers were always up.. 4 less points for mice to get at the underbelly.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
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I place four HD Jacks under the TT chassis just to clear the tires from the boards they sit on.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
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Keep them up for the same reasons everyone else has mentioned
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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Always installed 1 stabilizer on the old trailer whenever it was parked. All 4 if expected to be used.

Since this new one has 4 easy to deploy stabilizers, I always use all 4. Mice and other varmints have plenty of options anyway and it is parked on grass. Everything sinks!
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:04 PM   #8
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Leave mine down all year long..
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:23 PM   #9
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Leave mine down just enough to keep the t/t steady in heavy winds.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:02 PM   #10
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I keep ours down when the trailer is at home, but up during the winter when it's at the storage yard. The yard manager says they won't move the trailer from where they tell me to park it, but if they do I don't want to take the risk that they will damage the stabilizers unknowingly.

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