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Old 05-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Storing - stabilizers down or up??

I'm about to park my new X213 in the RV Storage lot for about two weeks (and again off and on throughout the summer) - the Jayco manual says not to store the trailer with the stabilizers down, but I can't find anything else about it that says why.... while driving by the storage lot this afternoon, I noticed that almost every trailer parked there had the stabilizers down.....

Can anyone clear this up for me?

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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I do not deploy my stabilizers while storing my TT. I also store my TT nose up so rainwater runs off the rear of the TT. The stabilizers are used to stabilize the TT while you are using the TT. If you were to deploy the stabilizers and then had a tire go flat the extra weight on the stabilizer would not be good.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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I store mine up also. At my age I could forget they are down and drive off with them that way. And I dont want to replace them.
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I store mine in my backyard with the stabilizer jacks extended.

I often go in and out of my trailer. Do not like the wiggle.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:58 PM   #5
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I do not deploy my stabilizers while storing my TT. I also store my TT nose up so rainwater runs off the rear of the TT. The stabilizers are used to stabilize the TT while you are using the TT. If you were to deploy the stabilizers and then had a tire go flat the extra weight on the stabilizer would not be good.
x2, except for the nose up since I store indoors.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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?..If you were to deploy the stabilizers and then had a tire go flat the extra weight on the stabilizer would not be good.
My stabilizers are rated at 5,000 lbs each.

Even if both tires on one side went flat it would be ok. Total loaded weight of trailer is 9,000 lbs.
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My stabilizers are rated at 5,000 lbs each.

Even if both tires on one side went flat it would be ok. Total loaded weight of trailer is 9,000 lbs.
It isn't a matter of the stabilizers integrity, it is a matter of excessive twisting forces on the frame. They are stabilizers and not levelers. Just my .02
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #8
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I keep mine up. I just figure that is four less contacts with the ground that critters can use to invade my TT. I have not had any invasions yet, and I hope to keep it that way.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:06 AM   #9
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Stabilizers up for all the reasons mentioned.., especially during outside winter storage.

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Unless you are using it in storage keep em up... fewer places for mice etc to invade...
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