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Old 06-13-2013, 01:35 AM   #15
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Down. I'm in and out frequently and not on a level pad.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:16 AM   #16
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Up, all the time. We also camp in a cabin cruiser, so we're used to the rocking. (Also, I tried to drive off with them down, one time.)
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:55 AM   #17
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Speaking as an engineer, the best reason for storing with stabilizers down would be to provide some support for the rear end of the trailer, which can help minimize rear-end frame sag and skin separation.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:11 AM   #18
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When stored for winter, wheeles are off the ground, with covers and the stabilizers are up.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:58 AM   #19
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For 4 months Winter storage...

Stab's up, wheels off on jack stands...


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Old 06-13-2013, 07:49 AM   #20
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Stabilizers down. We store our A$ indoors so wind really isn't an issue. I do it so it doesn't move around as we are in and out all the time.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #21
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Stabilizers are not built to lift though, they are there for their purpose of their name, to stabilize the trailer. So use caution if you are attempting to lift weight off the tires with them. When I used to store by trailer outside, I would always put them down, to provide some stability from the wind. Inside storage now and they are always in the up position.

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At home, down; we're in and out all the time. Winter storage, the dealer looks after that and, as I suspect he moves trailers around a bit from time to time, they'll be up.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #23
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Up. If a tire on my single axle goes flat, I won't have to replace stabilizers.
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