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Old 11-04-2015, 03:08 PM   #15
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Yes, off the ground, if you want to prolong their life

Unloading also extends the life of the torsion axles, preventing the rubber "springs" from developing set.

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X2...how much.....who knows, but I am of the belief that any rubber material will retain its elasticity longer when exercised and allowed to "relax". Sitting for months in a compressed state, every year, I believe will shorten life.
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:49 PM   #16
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Our trailer sits unused all summer, except when company comes and WE sleep in it. I like the idea of moving it around just enough to exercise the tires and flex the rubber suspension rods. But I would never take out onto a salty road to do it, easier to deal with tires than a corroded Airstream.

When winter nears we are headed to warm weather, sitting in our Airstream in Arizona right now.
Where do you stay in Arizona?
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Where do you stay in Arizona? Do you ever go over to Mexico from there?
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #18
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All good ideas. I will be removing a few more items like the wipes we have in the kitchen from ours before the real winter sets in next week. Otherwise we winterize, put in sun blockers on all windows between the window and screen, and lock her up say goodbye until April or May 2016. Happy Holidays!
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #19
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I forgot about the sun blockers. I made mine out of Reflectix
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:17 PM   #20
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Re Previous posts - If you need to take out all probable nesting materials like towels then I imagine all the bedding, pillows, etc. What about the mattress? What if I used heavy duty plastic bins for items I need to store inside the trailer - are they mouse proof? As I'm imagining this now those mice are getting bigger and bigger....! Thanks.
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We use a product called Fresh Cab in our AS to keep mice out. No trouble in the last 3 years we have used it.
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