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« on: December 22, 2017, 08:03:05 PM »
RV :  2007 Flagstaff Ultra Lite.
         Brand New Tires

This is my first RV winterization. Understand that process, but due have a question.
Should the tires be left on the ground, or put up on jacks ?

Thank You.
Eastern Virginia
2007 25 Flagstaff UltraLite

Larry N.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 08:15:17 PM »
I always leave tires on the ground -- I'm pretty sure most folks do.
Larry and Mary Ann N.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 08:26:39 PM »
Using the jacks to take some of the weight off the tires is something the tire manufacturers recommend, but they also suggest an alternative of adding 10 psi or so. Either way, it helps relieve the stress on the tire of remaining in one position, with the lower side belts flexed in one position long term.  Just how much good that does, if any, is harder to establish. 

Of course, the jack manufacturers want you to protect the jacks, not the tires. Their advice is to retract the jacks so the rams are not exposed to dirt or water.
Gary Brinck
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 08:36:57 AM »
I don't know of a single person reporting tire damage by just parking the rig. However, I know several with damaged jacks after being left down all winter.
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