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Old 04-11-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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I am a new motorhome owner and I noticed where I store my coach at the local rental lot that some Class A's have their leveling jacks down while in storage. Most don't but many do. I am just wondering the pros and cons and what others do. Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #2
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When you put your motor home in storage for a long period of time, they use the jacks to take weight off the tires to avoid flat spots on the tires.

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Old 04-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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You'll find a difference of opinion on this. I don't put mine down through the winter while in storage. I park on wood planks no matter what surface is under the RV and cover the tires to help prevent oxidation of the sidewalls.

If you put the jacks down, be sure to wipe them off before retracting them in the spring. I honestly don't see an advantage in putting them down and just don't want to crawl under to wipe them off.

The system will handle it so it will do no harm. Snow birds and full timers have theirs down months at a time because they are using them. I just have read of no valid reason to use them while in storage.

I have NEVER experienced flat spots on my tires and this is my third motorhome over a period of 40 years.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:37 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! We are almost all Thor owners here, so it helps if you change your ID listing to the brand and model of your coach. If you can't find the answers you want by the search feature, ask. Good knowledge base here!

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Opinions vary, but you'll find most are more concerned about corrosion of the cylinder than flat spots. I leave our jacks up, and move the coach a little when I run the genny every couple of weeks. The tires might seem a little stiff until you drive a few miles, not a permanent problem. Probably not much different if you leave the jacks down.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:24 PM   #5
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