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azdryheat wrote:

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


I use this idea, but I only increase 10 percent. I know that cold weather, will decrease the pressure, as warm does increase. Towing at speed raises pressure a lot. IMO, I think maintaining a stiffer sidewall helps for long term storage.

Me, I'd not get carried away lifting/supporting. I'd buy better tires, or replace more often, if I was concerned.

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Never have. Last set of tires replaced after 8 years due to age. Parked on crushed rock in covered storage and typically never moved from late Oct til April. And they still looked nearly new with about 22,000 miles on them.

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I store with all 6 jacks down. How much weight is really on the tires?


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I never have lifted tires, however, I do inflate a few pounds over their limit. I like the idea of moving the trailer a bit. I also re-inflate as winter wears on and tire pressure drops.


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I will guess you are concerned about flat spots on your tires. My understanding is that it is not an issue with radial tires but was for bias ply.

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I think supporting the trailer by the frame over winter is a good idea even though I've never bothered with it. I blow the water lines out, disconnect the batteries and don't look at it again from September 1 till about the middle of June.


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Another nope from me



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The first couple years I lifted it & supported it by the frame. Don't know why. Lots of vehicles spend lots of time in storage & always on their wheels. No harm. I make sure that tires are at proper pressure. That is it.


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I have never lifted any of my TTs or 5ers tires off the ground when in storage from Oct. to May. My brother in law lifts his 5er and then takes the tires off for the winter. To each his own.


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Would not even think of doing al that horsing around. [emoticon]

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