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Old 11-04-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
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Store for the winter?

I store my journey in the drive for the winter.The drive is not lever is it best to put the jacks down a little or just let the tires flat spot? THanks for any advice!
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:08 AM   #2
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Modern tires no longer "flat spot". Flat spots used to develop when tires where made of rayon cord. Can anyone verify??
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:26 PM   #3
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Put 3x3 plywood squares under each tire to protect them from asphalt. Home depot carries them pre-cut.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:36 PM   #4
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I read somewhere that plastic cutting boards work great for under the tires.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:13 AM   #5
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Just parked and covered ours yesterday (yes didn't want to). On the side of my garage i a stone area that i put in for my 5th wheel when we ha it. It slopes to the rear so isn't level. I just parked the rear wheels on some ramps i made out of 2x6x24 then the front are on a 16x16 chunk of plywood. Its close to level. I also put a roll of plastic under before i started to help keep moisture at bay. With the snow we get having a slight tilt front to rear helps when the snow starts to melt. I do not leave jacks out.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:35 PM   #6
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Unless you have an adsorption refrigerator you need to keep running being off level is of no harm. If you reside in snow country it's actually a benefit.

Have never had a "flatspot" issue with any of the motorhomes and it sits 6 months over winter in a warehouse. Keep the jacks up, the hydraulic system would be under static pressure otherwise, doesn't need the stress on the components.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:53 PM   #7
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Modern day radial tires don't flat spot. I have had mine sitting static for a year at a time and they stayed round. Do put a 2 X 6 under each tire to keep them off the pavement and put wheel covers on them to keep old man sun off of them.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:28 PM   #8
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Modern day radials can get flat spots, even our 2002 Ford Thunderbird which is garaged most of its life gets them. We store our motorcoach in a big toy facility with covered concrete pads with her jacks deployed, and she is powered to run one a/c (set to 77) to ensure heat and humidity are non-issues here in Florida. That said, we take her out for a few days about every 6 weeks...keeps everything in working order instead of sitting 7 months.


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