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Horsedoc

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Posted: 03/26/20 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My rationale for storing (couple of months) with the jacks is taking some weight/stress off the tires. Not off the ground of course, just to stablize and take part/most of the load. Of the 4 motorhomes we have owned, never had any rust on the jacks

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Posted: 03/26/20 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bigfooot leveler manufacturer says no problem with having their jacks stored down or up for long periods of time. If it ever occurs that the jack is stuck in the down position I can relieve the pressure on the jack and run it back up.

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Posted: 03/26/20 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm guessing that people that full time have their jacks extended about 365 days a year.

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rgatijnet1 I think you will win that bet LOL


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Jacks down, Hydraulic fluid doesn't deteriorate an the jack shafts won't rust, check an old pc of abandoned construction equip thjat has set in the elements for years, most cylinder shafts look like new! Take as much of the coaches weight off of the tires & suspension as possible. 4 hydraulic legs don't care, careful U block the drive wheels so it doesn't roll, 6 tires sitting can develop flat spots over time, zero weight on em, zero problems other than sun exposure, If that doesn't make sense to U, nothing will.

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Posted: 03/27/20 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SAR Tracker wrote:

If they are hydraulic cylinders (can you see a shiny shaft extended when they are lowered?) then they should be stored in the closed/retracted position. Otherwise, rust will form on the shaft, and when retracted after storage, will damage the hydraulic seals.


I second that from experience.





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I suppose it depends on the manufacturer but HWH says, on their web page FAQs, that there is no reason to retract their jacks for storage.


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