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Old 01-18-2018, 02:07 PM   #1
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leave stabilizing jacks down?

so, I read in the manual not to leave the stabilizing jacks down during storage. My camper lives on 4 acres, and though I am not traveling in it now, I do spend time in it off and on throughout the year. does it hurt anything if I leave the jacks down year round?
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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I also left my jacks down all year in my driveway. It was a Man Cave when not camping. I see no reason why not. Perhaps mice?
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so, I read in the manual not to leave the stabilizing jacks down during storage. My camper lives on 4 acres, and though I am not traveling in it now, I do spend time in it off and on throughout the year. does it hurt anything if I leave the jacks down year round?
Not as long as you do not lose tire inflation which might put too much weight on the stabilizers if tires went flat.
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My only concern with leaving them down is the "walk" or "shift" that would cause any of them to "adjust" where the TT is now only sitting on two or three of them. When I camp I have found that I have to tighten them every few days or they continue to rise until they are not supporting that corner of the TT.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:35 PM   #5
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so, I read in the manual not to leave the stabilizing jacks down during storage. My camper lives on 4 acres, and though I am not traveling in it now, I do spend time in it off and on throughout the year. does it hurt anything if I leave the jacks down year round?
I wouldn't leave them down. The other post is correct if tires go flat to much stress. Keep in mind at the t.v. dealers they tend to leave them up for long periods

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I don't on mine. It's an avenue for mice to gain easier access. Then when I go to get it it's less work.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:31 AM   #7
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I leave ours down in the driveway during the summer since I’m in and out of the trailer all the time, but they stay up when it’s in winter storage at the yard.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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thank you everyone! great comments! I appreciate y'all taking the time to answer!
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:34 AM   #9
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On my last trailer, Skyline Koala 21CS, I would leave the stabilizer jacks down. I did it because with just wheels and tongue jack, it tended to wiggle a lot.

However, I've found that my current trailer, Jayco Jay Flight 23RB, seems to be much more stable than my previous one. I can walk around in it and it doesn't wiggle much. Not sure why the 23RB is that much more stable than the old 21CS. Because of this inherent stability, I do not put the stabilizer jacks down now.
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thank you all again! Seems like more reasons to keep them up than leave down, unless I am in it. and seriously, it takes 5 min to put them down. I can handle that! ha!
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