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Old 11-13-2016, 01:47 PM   #1
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Does anyone place boards under tires during winter or leave rear stabilizer jacks down for the winter? I live in the northeast.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:11 PM   #2
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We have a pea gravel driveway, and as a personal preference do park the tires on boards. It's just something we've always done. We don't, however crank the jacks down. I think I read somewhere (manual?) it wasn't recommended. Again, there's going to be some different opinions on both questions, so take this as just my .02 worth.
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I park on my gravel pad (Not exactly the most level) no boards but I do drop my stabilizers.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:16 PM   #4
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I park on leveled concrete pads, stored under a carport cover. That being said, I prefer to store my tires in Florida for at least 2 weeks a winter =)!
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:04 PM   #5
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Keep my trailer leveled with leveling system and tires are on dirt/mud.


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Old 11-13-2016, 09:45 PM   #6
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Richie T, it is not recommended that you leave the levellers down. Largely because this exposes the internal piston shafts to the elements and they can start to corrode or rust.

With regards to boards, do what the car enthusiasts do. Never store your tires on cement or other hard surface for extended duration. Go buy a 4 by 8 foot sheet of AMVIC (expanded polystyrene insulation material) from Lowes, Home Depot or similar store and using a utility knife cut it into 4 panels that you can drive your RV on to. Cut it at the store and you can transport home easily.

If you are going soth in the winter and will be parking in one spot for extended time, take them with you.
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We park on gravel for the winter and no issues with the tires on the ground.
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I also park on Gravel and put boards under tires. I leave the levelers up, and try to get it as level as possible.
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:56 PM   #10
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I leave the stabilizers up.
Less avenues for mice to get in.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:20 PM   #11
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I park mine on Azek board scraps, don't know if parking on concrete is bad or not but why take the chance.
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