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Old 11-16-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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jacking up tires for storage

How many of you jack up your wheels for storage? Will the stabilizer jacks take the weight of the entire trailer for this? Or are they just a lighter duty leveler?
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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Do not use the stabilizers for that! They are not meant to take weight like that. You can't use them as levelers either! They are meant to stabilize after you are level using blocks or ramps...
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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What I do in winter storage, is park the TT wheels on top of 2x8 boards. Some people park on a gravel surface. The goal is to have good drainage below the tires so that water does not pool against them and freeze. It seems this is more of a concern than the weight??

Back in the days of Bias Ply tires, they would develop flat spots from the weight. This is not common at all with today's Radial tires.
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Thanks. Yeah, I was wondering about flat spots. Good to hear it's probably not a concern. So for leveling I guess not much you can do side to side other than some boards? I suppose front to rear leveling can be done easy enough with the tongue jack.
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Yes. Some people use simple 2 x 6 treated boards and stack as needed. Or you can purchase plastic ones:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...et-of-10/24733

I am looking at these myself:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GC2LVM/...=I8JLQH3EXSAKR

They seem like less work (watch the video) than stacking boards as needed.
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Key word here is STABALIZER... it is not a lifting jack... if you really feel you must take the weight off the suspension then use axle stands under the FRAME. (just fore and aft of the wheels.)
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Agree with Seann Stabilizers are not for lifting; if a tire looses air a stabilizer might collapse
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I recently had a tire go flat in a campsite where I was already set. It put so much strain on the rear stabilizers that I had to Jack the trailer to get them down.
As others have stated, they are not for lifting.
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I live outside Atlanta and jacking tires up is just an invitation for someone to steal them.
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