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Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« on: November 11, 2011, 11:49:15 AM »
I am looking fro advice on whether I should use stabilizers on my 1997 Jayco Eagle 12 during outdoor winter storage.  Any thoughts?
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Re: Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 12:28:24 PM »
I suppose where the p'up is being stored might have something to do with how it is positioned. In my case the storage area(s) have always been level. What I've done is drop the trailer tongue down to where it rests on a short piece of 4" X 4" giving the front a steep slope. No need for stabilizers in this position!  But always made sure the tires were chocked.
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Re: Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 06:26:02 PM »
I do not put the stabs down during storage.

I throw a brick under the tongue jack and crank it to its max.  The bumper is inches from the ground so the stabs probably wouldn't swing down. 
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Re: Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 07:10:55 PM »
Mostly level area, and will be under a roof as well, but still out doors.  Some talk has been of putting cement slab or block under wheels as well.  Not sure why tho.
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Re: Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 07:21:50 PM »
The cement slab or block under the wheels idea is because the tires should not be sitting in dirt for extended periods of time.  Apparently it is not good for the tires.  But if you are parking it on grass you can just back it onto a couple of patio blocks.  I would also recommend putting a block under the tongue jack as well to prevent it from sinking into the dirt.
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Re: Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 08:34:46 PM »
I just had 2 yards of shell rock put down level to park the Pup on 8)

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Re: Stabilizers down in winter storage outdoors?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 02:28:41 PM »
I have seen larger campers with stabs down in the winter... but never PUPs.... what would be the advantage of having them down?
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