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Old 03-29-2018, 12:37 PM   #1
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Tire Life and Hydraulic Leveling

Goodyear recommends placing your vehicle on blocks and removing the weight from the vehicle while in storage. Is it wise to use your hydraulic lifts to take the weight off the tires for weeks at a time or does that inappropriately tax the hydraulic lift system on my Thor Hurricane 34J Motorcoach?

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Old 03-29-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
I guess that if you're "resistant" to the idea: you could always raise your rig, and put jackstands under the frame rails... (for long term storage)
Truthfully: I used my levelers for about three Months, and they seem to be just fine...

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Old 03-29-2018, 02:35 PM   #3
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I have had trailer tires get flat spots when parked for long periods. I would rather move my rig every couple weeks than leave it on levelers. The leveler jack posts will rust if left extended. I believe the manual says to lube them every week, I think it was. Maybe every month.

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Old 04-08-2018, 03:04 AM   #4
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Sorry for the late reply, but I just stumbled onto this thread.

How long are you planning to store the motor home? I frequently store ours for two to three months with no problems concerning flat spots on the tires. Perhaps taking some of the weight off them would be a good idea for tire longevity. But don't leave the jacks extended for periods of time.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:40 AM   #5
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I inflate mine to max when stored and try to a short drive when I can about 20 miles.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:30 PM   #6
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I’ve got the same question for my new Hurricane 34J. It will be out in winter storage for 3-4 months. I’ll be able to connect it to shore 110 power and run the generator every month. Won’t be driving it at all in the snow and country roads. Not not sure what to do about tires and leveling.

Just leave it parked?
Parked and leveled?
Parked and up on the hydraulic stands?
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:56 PM   #7
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I just leave mine parked. Believe that extending the jacks can foster rust on the cylinders (my instructions say to line them with silicone spray WEEKLY!). I usually drive about 20 miles monthly with the generator and a space heater running. Haven’t had a problem
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:46 PM   #8
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Well if you have snow conserns perhaps you can just move it two foot forward every week (or two - one once a month) then back two foot (the other week or month) to prevent flat spots? Luckly I can drive mine every couple of weeks and we rarely get snow that lasts more than a day or two. Plus mine is in an well insulated storge unit that never got below freezing (inside unit) last year (but I bet its colder this winter - last year was crazy mild).

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