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Old 03-06-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Travel Trailer Winter Storage

When you store your trailer for the winter do you jack your wheels up off the ground and put it on jack stands to save the tires?

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Never have and don't plan to start. I ensure the tires are aired up to the correct PSI and also park on boards instead of directly on the ground. I store indoors so I don't cover my tires, but if I was storing outdoors I would definitely look into tire protection. My Eagle is a '98 and I have never had a single tire problem since new.

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:00 AM   #3
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I used to jack my TT a little.... My Kodiak had torsion suspension so I was sticking a jack between the wheels and lifting it about 2", just to relieve some pressure on the suspension...had the tires fully inflated...

But last Spring, when I got to the TT after the snow had melted, it wasn't at level, strongly leaning towards the door side... I looked under and one jack had laying on its side.

I suspect that the frost was severe and it pushed the ground up and the jack sideways.... and then the angle got too severe and the jack flipped.

No big issue I thought a 2" "fall",,,,,but the results were more severe than I thought

I'll need to find pictures, but the fall actually crushed the floor inwards... and my cabinets/stove and fridge shifted....

So with my new Jayco, I will not jack it up at all....even if the suspension is different and the construction better! I prefer changing tires or replacing suspension components over having some structural damages!!!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. I never have either just wondering.
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