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Old 11-04-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Trailer on stands

To help preserve the TT tires when not in use. I was thinking of putting the TT on stands. To much work to preserve the tires ? Or I'm over doing it ? Jayco 197.

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Old 11-04-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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To much work, and I don't think you will extend the life much if at all. I suggest keeping inflated properly, covering them when in storage and replacing every 5 years regardless of tread. Tires are affected more by UV than idle weight.

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Old 11-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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If it's in storage for a long time, tires can get 'flat spots'. As mentioned above, make sure they r properly inflated. You could always move your trailer every few months to prevent a 'flat spot'. I used to do this for my motorcycles while in storage.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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I got you. Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #5
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I use to do PDIs for Land Rover and the vehicles came in with the tires at 70 -80 psi to prevent flat spots when being stored. Part of the PDI was to deflate the tires to proper pressure. I think that most new car/truck manufacturers do this. I don't know this, but I have read that RV manufacturers do this as well. I set my E rated tires at 80 psi which is what they are rated for. We typically use our TT at least once a month even during Winter months so I don't bother trying to over inflate them for storage. I haven't noticed any flat spots anyway. My TV sits sometimes for a month without use and when I start to drive it I notice the flat spots for the first couple of miles then it goes away. I use Michelin LTX tires on the TV and Maxxis on the TT.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:10 AM   #6
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I jack my trailer up for winter storage for 2 reasons:
1. To preserve the tires.
2. To reduce strain on the rubber elements of the Dexter Tor-Flex suspension.

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Old 11-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #7
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Rubber will degrade from ozone, UV or both no matter what you do other than remove it from this planet. Once a rubber based product is made the clock starts ticking. Tick Tock.........you change tires and other rubber products based upon time since manufacture date.....

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