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Old 01-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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FeatherLite Z17 - Store on Dolly Wheel or Concrete Block???

Just bought FeatherLite Z17 ... novice question (the first of many to follow I am sure) ... when storing my unit (side back yard) is it better to use the dolly wheel, or remove it and set the tongue support on a concrete block?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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... either way, only I would put a wood board between the jack and the concrete block. If you leave the dolly wheel on, I would put a small amount of grease in it. I have had mine rust on during winter storage. It's not a problem as far as damage is concerned, but I had to pound it off with a rubber mallet in the spring.

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If you mean the tongue-jack dolly wheel, I'd remove it as it is for temporary use. My TH doesn't have one, but I did own a smaller trailer with a dolly wheel. During lengthy storage, I'd remove the wheel and place a wood block under the tongue jack.

As for the tires, sitting the tires on concrete for any length of time (such as over the winter), is not good for the tires. Concrete leaches the oils out of the rubber. Place some type of vapor barrier between the tires and the concrete...wood or plastic. I use Lynx Leveler under the tires.
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I always found the dolly wheel to be of little use and was the first thing to be put aside. I found that a metal foot pad worked better for stability, wouldn't settle into the ground like a dolly wheel, and it also protected the metal tongue jack post from getting damaged from setting it directly on hard surfaces. You can still put a piece of wood or concrete block under the metal foot pad to minimize the TT's tongue jack post's extended length.



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Thanks to all for your helpful suggestions. I am impressed with this FORUM. After first use, and posting my first question, I received three replies wihtin 24 hours! That's great and I look forward to learning more through the forum. Cheers to all in the New Year.
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Block the trailer wheels so it cannot move and it will not make any difference if you leave it on or not... (your trailer wheels should be blocked everytime you unhook)
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You can leave the wheel or the foot on. If you are going to be in and out of the trailer the wheel will allow a little more movement than the foot. Enjoy your camper and congratulations!!!
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X2 - As Seann stated about blocking the wheels.

Try to make it a habit to always CHOCK the wheels, to prevent movement prior to unhitching. I have heard of trailers dangerously rolling away(on a sloped site) from not being CHOCKED.
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