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Old 03-13-2014, 01:06 PM   #11
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Yes, I meant tongue jack down, stabilizers up.
Great.. Thanks so much for the help.

Keeping my fingers crossed that the door will line back up once I release the stabilizers jacks. Tires are still on the ground, just some load lifted off the springs.

Thanks again everyone for all you advice.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:16 PM   #12
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The campground I am at (Danforth Bay, Freedom, NH) says this happens all the time. My TT is used all winter long, and I did put the stabilizers down. I'm wondering now if i should have been putting them up each time I left.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:05 PM   #13
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I read somewhere (maybe here) that water is the only liquid that expands in its solid state (ie. freezes). My driveway raises 3" above my garage floor every winter. This year, my garage floor also raised 1/2". And if you've watched the news lately, it's full of stories about water and gas lines freezing and breaking, because the frost level is so deep this winter. It's just been a nasty, nasty winter. As for the stabilizers, owners' manual says they are for stabilizing, not supporting the weight of your trailer. I know on my old trailer, the door wouldn't close properly if I cranked the stabilizer beneath it a little too much. But it would function fine once I relieved some of the pressure on the stabilizer. I agree with Rustic Eagle and Jaygiven: These things are designed to flex - otherwise they'd break apart going down the road. I'm sure it will straighten out just fine once it's leveled on its tires and tongue jack. JMHO.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:42 AM   #14
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I read somewhere (maybe here) that water is the only liquid that expands in its solid state (ie. freezes). My driveway raises 3" above my garage floor every winter. This year, my garage floor also raised 1/2". And if you've watched the news lately, it's full of stories about water and gas lines freezing and breaking, because the frost level is so deep this winter. It's just been a nasty, nasty winter. As for the stabilizers, owners' manual says they are for stabilizing, not supporting the weight of your trailer. I know on my old trailer, the door wouldn't close properly if I cranked the stabilizer beneath it a little too much. But it would function fine once I relieved some of the pressure on the stabilizer. I agree with Rustic Eagle and Jaygiven: These things are designed to flex - otherwise they'd break apart going down the road. I'm sure it will straighten out just fine once it's leveled on its tires and tongue jack. JMHO.
Brownie,

You make some good points. I can assure you next winter my 308RETS will be sitting on the axle with tongue down (no stabilizer jacks). We're heading back up next weekend and I'm goint to drop here back down on the axles.

I'll let everyone know how I make out.

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Old 03-22-2014, 06:38 PM   #15
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Well Gang, We went back to camp. Tongue down, stabilizer jacks up and the door closed, latch and locked perfect. Hopefully that's all she'll need.

We open up May 1st! As long as we have no slide issues I think we'll be good.

Thanks for all of the advice.
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That's a great sign that all will be well. Let us know about the slide once you get her opened up.
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