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gene dobies
10-19-2004, 11:09 AM
Does everyone jack their trailer offf the ground for storage. I assume it's a good thing to do. Just curious to hear other views.

east tx skier
10-19-2004, 11:21 AM
I don't, but I'm sure it doesn't hurt to put it up on blocks. I recently read on here that some people reduce the tire pressure from the high 40s (psi) to the low 30s to reduce the strain on the sidewalls.

sfitzgerald351
10-19-2004, 12:05 PM
I always jack my trailer off the ground. I had a few tires blow out in the past year or so and most people I talked to when I was looking for answers said that it's important to a) remove the load off of the tires so they don't develop flat spots b) lower the PSI to 25 ish to ease the strain on the tires c) to store the tires inside if possible since the cold weather on an undriven tire can cause it to weaken prematurely. It takes all of 5 minutes to jack the axle up and set it on jack stands so I figure why not.

BUSSTUFJ
10-19-2004, 01:09 PM
I have always jacked my up. It saves tires and allows you the trailer suspension to hang. Make sure when you do it you do it safely. Make sure the trailer is level to avoid unbalanced stress.

mastercraft1995
10-19-2004, 01:33 PM
I jack mine up and rotate the tires. Then when spring comes around I put the tires back on and it' :steering: s ready to go.

Mag_Red
10-19-2004, 04:08 PM
I'll probably jack mine off :D



It couldn't hurt ;)

Stritt
10-19-2004, 04:11 PM
I figured it was only a matter of time when the subject shifted from "up" to "off". To funny. :uglyhamme

tex
10-19-2004, 04:14 PM
I'll probably jack mine off :D



It couldn't hurt ;)

dating issues will do that!

Good luck Mag Red!

Mag_Red
10-19-2004, 04:20 PM
I figured it was only a matter of time when the subject shifted from "up" to "off". To funny. :uglyhamme :purplaugh I believe Sfritzgerald said he was going to jack his off also :D I just need to see who's going to wipe my bottom now :o

Mag_Red
10-19-2004, 04:21 PM
dating issues will do that!

Good luck Mag Red! :rant: I don't have any issues with dating!!!! :D Not dating anyone at the moment 8p

lakes Rick
10-19-2004, 07:47 PM
:rant: I don't have any issues with dating!!!! :D Not dating anyone at the moment 8p

I understand.. It is a LACK of dating that causes this problem..

sandsslot
10-19-2004, 10:08 PM
I have always elevated the trailer off the ground in the winter. I do this because I had a buddy who used to work for a tire company suggested I do so. Also, if you park it outside, be sure to cover the tires somehow.

lsupcar
10-20-2004, 12:31 AM
For a tandem trailer with leaf springs, do you block the axels and keep the trailer weight on the springs, or block the trailer and let the axels and springs hang free? Bill Z

gene dobies
10-20-2004, 08:28 AM
I'll probably jack mine off :D



It couldn't hurt ;)
Mag. you must have a happy trailer. You know how to treat trailers right.

NeilM
10-20-2004, 04:37 PM
And we wonder why there aren't a lot of women who (admit they) frequent this site....

Mag_Red
10-20-2004, 05:14 PM
And we wonder why there aren't a lot of women who (admit they) frequent this site.... :popcorn: They're out there.......I even have a feeling "boat mate" has been lurking.

lakes Rick
10-20-2004, 08:12 PM
Move on Mag........

Mag_Red
10-20-2004, 08:34 PM
Move on Mag........ :worthy: Always the voice of reason! Thanks Rick :toast:

lakes Rick
10-21-2004, 01:09 AM
:worthy: Always the voice of reason! Thanks Rick :toast:

No, just a been there done that thing.. I remember being "pathetic" around a couple of women in my past.. Live an learn....

east tx skier
10-21-2004, 11:07 AM
:noface: Been there. Done that.