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Old 10-24-2020, 01:04 PM   #1
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Since I've never had a trailer with rear support struts before: is there any advantage in using them to get the trailer tires off the ground during it's long Winter nap?
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:21 AM   #2
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Doesn't anyone have an opinion about this?
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:58 AM   #3
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Doesn't anyone have an opinion about this?
Bob, I park mine on wood. Same with MH. Then cover them. Raising them off rock/concrete probably does same%. Anything to keep the oil in the rubber from leaching into the porous surface the tires are on.

So there is my humble opinion.
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for reminding me about this.
I have this new gizmo on my trailer, and was figuring on a way to use it... But I forgot about the classics.
I'll hunt up some scrap lumber today.
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Old 10-28-2020, 06:37 AM   #5
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Hi Bob, sorry for the delay.
Getting the weight off the tires keeps flat spots from forming. If they do, they'll remain that way until you put a few miles on them, warming up the tires.
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:03 PM   #6
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I wouldn’t worry very much about it although it looks like it might be really easy to take some of the weight off of them so you might as well. More important might be covering them if your trailer is stored outside.
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:46 PM   #7
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Thanks, Pete: I'll have to check and see what I've got to cover those tires with...
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Old 11-05-2020, 05:42 PM   #8
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Porous surfaces?

I also have a “Toad Throne” and leave it parked thru our Wisconsin winters outside next to my garage. It does not have the weight of our Toad aka Creampuff on it during the winter. Not sure about one surface vs another that the tires rest on but if you have a way to get your Throne’s tires off the ground while not being used, go for it Buddy!
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Old 11-07-2020, 03:08 AM   #9
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Since I've never had a trailer with rear support struts before: is there any advantage in using them to get the trailer tires off the ground during it's long Winter nap?
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What do you do about the tires on your RV during storage? Not being sarcastic, just wondering.

Here is what I do. Since I don't have levelers to get the weight off the tires I increase the air pressure by 10 PSI, hoping to avoid flat spots. I also drive it for about 20 miles at least once a month and run the generator, using a space heater as load. I just watch TV in the RV for an hour and have a cup of coffee while the generator runs.
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:42 PM   #10
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The camper sits in storage at the dealership. I run the tire pressures up to 100 psi, and tell them what I did...
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:52 PM   #11
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Since I've never had a trailer with rear support struts before: is there any advantage in using them to get the trailer tires off the ground during it's long Winter nap?
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Bob, any time you can get the tires off the ground for the winter it's a good thing - but you know that, you sly dog.
My only concern would be the overall stability of the Toad on the 3 point "lift system and if the rear stanchions have a weight limit for them No matter what, I'd put a non-pressure treated board under each wheel to keep them off the ground - that's my go to!
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Old 11-07-2020, 02:16 PM   #12
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The boards are already in place...
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