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Old 09-15-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Stabilizers up or down in storage?

When putting my Tt back to the storage lot I noticed most of the units have them down. I have never done this in the 20 years I've had campers. Is there a reason for this?
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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My Jayco manual says to store with the stabilizers up. I think the reason is the stabilizer would have too much weight on it if a tire should lose some pressure during storage.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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Stabilizers up or down in storage?

No need to. I park it on some 1x8s since its on grass and that's it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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Up, fewest contact points with ground possible, they become rodent highways otherwise.
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Nothing touching the ground here but four tires and the hitch.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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For me...I want all the supports down on my 5er and I store it level as well. My reasons....I like it level so I can start up the fridge the night before we head out. Even though it would make hitching-up faster, the supports take some stress off the frame and hopefully stabilize it in a wind storm. The other way of thinking is...if you had it set-up for long term living, wouldn't you go ahead and deploy all the jacks and stabilizers? Anyway, that just me and my 2.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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Stabilizers up or down in storage?

5er may be different. But in a windy condition I don't want the stress on the stabs.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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I like down. We have had a few 60 and 70mph straight line winds. I think without the stabs down, it might have flipped on its top. And like some of the others, I like it level so I can run the fridge before I go.

I think if a rodent wants in, it will go up the tires just as easy as the stabs. I do put out some diazinon out around the camper to keep down ants, and ground moles, and a few other creepy critters.
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