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Old 11-17-2019, 07:21 AM   #1
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Storing your 5th Wheel Level???

Greetings, Iíve just recently heard that their Jayco Manual says not to store your RV in the level position. I couldnít find anything like that in my owners manual but wanted to put it out there to see what everyone else thought about it. Iím in Michigan so we get lots of snow here. I have a 377RLBH and I donít plan on covering it. Itís 43í long and I donít have the ability to wrestle with something that big anymore, plus there are so many people whoíve claimed their covers #1) donít last mire than 3 years, and #2) have the potential to create rub marks on the finish. I donít have an issue with trees or leaves, so only time will tell. But should I retract all the jacks to bring the front down? My thinking is that it will put more pressure on the tires and the Goodyear web site recommends taking ALL the pressure off the tires in the winter if applicable. Thatís not an option either with such a big rig. Just curious what others are hearing. Thanks
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:31 AM   #2
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Outs meant to repel water when level so leave it level.

Just seal it twice a year and wax twice a year and youíll be fine.
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:36 AM   #3
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Bought our first TT in 1977, first FW in 1990, first MH in 2001. They were are stored over the winter (Ohio) parked level and I never covered any one of them. Checked the roof fall and spring and never had any leaks.

The main reason I never covered any of them is there were times we did head out in when the weather was cold. If we had any snow prior we would have never gotten the cover off. I did have a plastic roof snow rake that I used to remove any heavy accumulations. Just remember they all sit on dealer lots and at the factory in the snow.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:38 AM   #4
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Hard to understand that anyone would want the fight of removing a gynormus cover, installing tires, and operating rams when the temps are low. Not wanting an emergency to happen to anyone. However fires do happen outside around the area and inside. I would spend enough time just hooking up and moving it.

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Old 11-17-2019, 10:03 AM   #5
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Trailer is level at all times, no cover. Tried the cover thing once, wind ripped it to shreds within the first week. Lesson learned, lots of money lost.

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Old 11-17-2019, 12:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by K Holbrook View Post
Greetings, Iíve just recently heard that their Jayco Manual says not to store your RV in the level position.

Cannot think of why that might be. Not to help with runnoff because there is already not a level or flat surface up there. Grabbed my manual and read the "RV Storage" section page 184 and not a mention of level or not. Just don't use the leveling jacks. Un hitching ours for storage using just the front landing gear would leave it level-ish anyway

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