Originally Posted by dmax_83
I wasn't trying to insult you or insinuate that you store your camper incorrectly, maybe I wasn't clear enough in my explanation.
If you snug up the stabilizers and then you have a flat tire/s then they are now supporting the weight of the camper rather than the wheels/tires. Most stabilizers can handle the weight without any problems, but their placement can contort the frame and cause alignment issues (window, door, etc.) if they bear too much weight.
This scenario is sort of a 'perfect storm' situation as it is pretty unlikely that both tires would go flat on the same side at the same time.
Actually, I have a Sunnybrook Titan travel trailer with stacked I beam frame. It is so rigid I can actually level my trailer with the jacks and the door won't jam. I have friends with other trailers that tried the same thing and the frame torqued and jammed the door shut.
I've even used the stabilizer jacks to change a tire. I would not recommend most trailer owners attempt a stunt like this.
You can't do it with the current Sunnybrooks. They changed their frame design a few years ago.
That said, I'll probably drop my jacks when stored on my next trailer. I go in and out frequently and do not like the "jiggle". I understand the risks and don't think it will hurt the frame if the tires lose a few psi.
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Previous RV's: '03 MobileScout Titan 29DBS; '01 Sunnybrook Lite 2708 SLE; '99 Coleman Utah
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