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Posted: 11/15/19 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thru taking the fiver out for the winter. Probably won't go out again for 5 months at least. Do you raise your rv so the weight is off the tires? I never have in the past, but at the price of tires today, I'm thinking I'll start. And do you put a pair of jack stands under each axle? I've read that this might ever so slightly bend the axle when left for months. So where would you put the stand not to do damage?


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No have never done that, but I do move the Fiver a few feet every month or so. Good Luck and Happy Camping !!


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Posted: 11/15/19 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It doesn't matter what kind of vehicle it is, if you want the tires off the ground, use jacks stands under the frame. To life completely, at minimum of 4 jacks, one on each corner of the frame. More is better, mid way for 6 and in sections of 1/3rd for 8.

You do not want to lift the camper by the axles. You will run the risk of bending them. Lift at the frame near the axles one side at a time, and rest the frame on several points of contact. Then do the other side the same way.

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Our fiver is parked at our home on a packed gravel driveway. We take it out once a month and it has a Big Foot leveling system. I have always kept it leveled with the weight off the suspension (tires not necessarily off the ground) since owning it nearly 6 years. I feel its better for the springs and tires. So for the extended period you are looking at, I say "yes".


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Never have and don’t really see any need to.


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cougar28 wrote:

Never have and don’t really see any need to.


What ^^he^^ said. FWIW, though, when I do jack my trailer, I jack right under the spring perch. Were I to store my rig off the wheels completely, I'd jack it up, remove the wheels and store them inside, then lower it down onto jack stands on the frame. I'd also keep some weight on my 4-pt leveling system as well as the frame jacks...just 'cause.

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Buy QUALITY tires. I never cover or lift. I am in the Sun all the time.


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Nope.


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Goodyear says to increase tire pressure 25% for long term storage.


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I used to do stuff like that but stopped a few years ago. Nothing bad has happened so far!


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