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Old 08-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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i'm going to be storing the monty for a while heard you need to keep the tires off the ground so the won't create a flat spot how would i go about doing that how would i jack it up using the hydraulic levelers or jacking the axles? need help on this one
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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Flat spots are from the dark ages of old nylon bias tires. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Covering them from sunlight exposure would be a good thing. Some drive them up on boards, pretty much a useless endevor as well.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:43 PM   #3
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Millions upon millions of RVs across this country are parked for extended periods with the wheels on the ground. Not a problem.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:49 PM   #4
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If that was the case, all of the rigs on a dealers lot that have been sitting would be going down the road sounding like a Walmart shopping cart: Thump, thump, thump!!
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If it's going to be on concrete, however, put some plastic placemats or other thin material between them and the concrete. Those black marks you see after a tire has been on concrete for a long time is the anti-aging chemicals leaching out.
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Mine sits in storage several months at a time typically from Nov to April. Never a problem with flat spots in 7+ yrs. Even on the original Chinese Missions.
I agree it was a problem on the old bias ply nylons of years past.
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If it's going to be on concrete, however, put some plastic placemats or other thin material between them and the concrete. Those black marks you see after a tire has been on concrete for a long time is the anti-aging chemicals leaching out.
Good advice, I put plywood under mine.
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Like others have said, only thing you MIGHT worry about is taken care of by thin boards under the tires.
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We sit for six months in Florida, no problem. I do run both sides up on plywood to keep the tires off the ground. New to the LCI levelers, but the dealer told me to keep them retracted during storage periods.
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We sit for six months in Florida, no problem. I do run both sides up on plywood to keep the tires off the ground. New to the LCI levelers, but the dealer told me to keep them retracted during storage periods.
I have never understood this. the front ones have to stay extended unless you are going to block up the front of the rig which I am sure is not recommended simply because of the aesthetic appearance. If the front ones can be extended, then it stands to reason that the others would be okay as well. I am sure they have their reasons, but even when ours is in storage, it is up on the Level-ups for 4-5 months at a time. I do wipe the rams off after storing just to prevent the adverse affects that dust can have on the seals. Sorry, way off topic I guess!
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I agree with Bingo. Those of us who full time and spend months at a time in one place leave them out all the time. What's the difference if your in it or not?
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