Winter storage - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-14-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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So, if your carport roof is 7'10" and the highest point (roof vent frame) on the top of the trailer is 7'10", could I let 2" worth of air out of the tires, roll it in and use the stabilizing jacks to lift it back up an inch to get the weight off of the tires? Thinking over the winter storage as opposed to every time I take it out during the camping season.

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Old 03-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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So, if your carport roof is 7'10" and the highest point (roof vent frame) on the top of the trailer is 7'10", could I let 2" worth of air out of the tires, roll it in and use the stabilizing jacks to lift it back up an inch to get the weight off of the tires? Thinking over the winter storage as opposed to every time I take it out during the camping season.
My impression is that most stabilizer jacks are meant for stabilizing and not for holding a lot of long term weight, not to mention the stress they would put on the frame. I guess it depends on the jacks, and where exactly you put them. Could you not just reinflate the tires once inside?

Our garage door is quite a few inches lower that our trailer and I managed to store our trailer inside for the winter by removing the wheels and lowering it onto a wooden dolly that I made using a few sets of fridge casters. But a much smarter idea would have been to get a smaller set of wheels for the trailer. Others with more expertise will certainly chime-in with more ideas.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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once you get it inside, you could take the wheels off & set the axle/frame on blocks...?
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:12 PM   #4
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I agree with Daniel about the stabilizer jacks. In fact with our Casita if you put to much weight on the stabilizer jacks on the rear, it bends the frame to the point where the door won't close and lock.
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