View Poll Results: Do you store your trailer over the winter with the stabilizer jacks up or down???
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #15
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We are in Chicagoland. Not to be confused with what may be right, I will store our 19' Bambi outside this year, leveled and with stabilizers down. If you are still interested, ask me in the spring how it went.

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Old 10-22-2008, 08:49 PM   #16
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Well we aren't that far north, we are about the latitude as Sacramento. It's just living at 7000 ft on a mountain that gets you....
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:10 PM   #17
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When we store Lucy, we leave the stabilizers up. Why? Because it's too much trouble to put them down and back up again. The longest that Lucy has ever been stored is about 30 days, so, I guess it's not a big deal either way.

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #18
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:37 PM   #19
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Oh, I guess 2 Februarys ago I musta left my stabilizers down..........see......one's in the upper right corner.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:12 AM   #20
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Stabilizers up.

Hi, I park mine with the stabilizers up; It wouldn't make sense to only put two down since I can't get to the other two next to my house.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:05 AM   #21
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Here's another vote for up.

Reasons: snow weight as mentioned (we get a lot here in the snow belt of Lake Erie), possible loss of tire air as mentioined, and finally - four fewer points for critters to climb.

Additionally, we tilt the trailer slightly with the tongue jack to allow for better drainage off the roof (newer models are not as round as the older ones and there are flat spots that can hold water).
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:10 AM   #22
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Another thought to consider... Leave the stabilizers down. It IS another small deterrant to a thief and makes the trailer more difficult to steal. The shower of sparks might be an alarm, if the thief were able to get hitched up to it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:33 AM   #23
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I have seen a variety of reasons whether or not to store with your stalbizers down or up. All good reasons. I do however see some units parked on concrete. If you do not have something between the tires and the concrete you may be having problems in the future. Concrete has a caustic material in it that is not good for tires. This was told to me by my Big O dealer. You should park the trailer on a piece of 2 x 10 lumber to prevent any reaction between concrete and materials in the tire. I park my unit on a level area with about 3 inches of gravel on top. We live in an area where we had about 42 inches of snow on the level last year. I never store with the jacks down.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:42 AM   #24
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Theft really isn't a problem where I live.... Everyone knows everyone else has a couple of guns in the house... I don't even lock my doors.... I do when I go on a trip.. I only have a front door key and my wife doesn't even have one of those... We come in through the garage.. I could put a sign on my AS that said FREE TOW AWAY and I bet it would be a month or so before it disappeared.... We live on a dead end street in the middle of nowhere...
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:24 AM   #25
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Northern or Southern Hemisphere?

Snow sticks onto the roof on the Northern Hemisphere and the jacks should be up. Snow sticks to the bottom of the trailer on the Southern Hemisphere so the jacks should be down.

This also applies to the toilets when you orient the trailer east or west, since the water rotates counter clockwise up North and clockwise in the South. Airstream makes models for each hemisphere with the changes to the plumbing and stabilizer jacks. The winterizing fluids for your water system are color coded so there is no confusion as to which hemisphere it is intended for use.

The equatorial Airstream has no stabilizer jacks, nor wheels. This makes them less expensive, but harder to tow when not on the beach. They come without a furnace and it has been replaced with a fish smoker. The roof and bottom have a special coating to prevent snow from sticking, which solve many problems that the North and South Hemisphere owners wish they could afford to their out of date models.

I store our trailer with stabilizer jacks up. It makes it easier for us to leave town with short notice if relatives are coming out to visit us during ski season. I am recovering from Camping Withdrawal, so some of my advice might be a bit off for some time. I did notice the AS photographs from the Northern Hemisphere with the snow on TOP. You will NEVER see an Australian AS with snow on top, since it is on the bottom. I have seen some Hawaiian AS's without wheels in New Mexico, if you are curious.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:02 PM   #26
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Jason;
Having travelled up through Cedaredge quite often while I went to school at Western State (in the early 70's) I know you are in an area that is quite beautiful in the summer. I was a little disappointed when I learned that most of the apple orchards are giving way to vineyards, but that is the way of agriculture.
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Jason;
Having travelled up through Cedaredge quite often while I went to school at Western State (in the early 70's) I know you are in an area that is quite beautiful in the summer. I was a little disappointed when I learned that most of the apple orchards are giving way to vineyards, but that is the way of agriculture.
Hope to meet up with you sometime when we are at a FCU rally.
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Yeah, It kind of sucks, but Stoney Mesa Winery has some great wine... And Red Mountain Ranches just down the road from us is still selling apples... The best of both worlds..
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:53 PM   #28
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Does it make sense to jack the trailer up at the axle mounts and put the trailer up on blocks - under the frame rail, at each of the four corners when storing the trailer for a long time, like over the winter?

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