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Old 10-02-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
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Is 1.5 inches enough?

Our 17B is level front to back (& side to side). If I raise the frame by 1.5 inches and block, am I raising it enough to take enough pressure off the suspension system to protect it over its winter stay? I understand the tires will not be off the ground, but then again they will provide some additional stability.

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Old 10-02-2015, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have never worried about lifting the frame and putting it on blocks at all. I have heard of it, but really see no benefit in it, as it is designed to be on the wheels anyway.
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Is this for seasonal storage or long term (more than 6 months?) I didn't lift wheels off the ground on my cars unless I was going overseas for a year or more while in the military and never noticed any problems with flat spots on tires.
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Is this for seasonal storage or long term (more than 6 months?) I didn't lift wheels off the ground on my cars unless I was going overseas for a year or more while in the military and never noticed any problems with flat spots on tires.

It will likely be at least 7 months. But if it really isn't necessary, then I'm happy with that too!

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Old 10-02-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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Just make sure the tires are on wood boards versus dirt or cement.....
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Just make sure the tires are on wood boards versus dirt or cement.....
Why would that be? I haven't ever heard of this.
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The cement/concrete can leach chemicals to the rubber and on dirt you may create a pot hole since the wood spreads the weight over a greater surface.
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The cement/concrete can leach chemicals to the rubber and on dirt you may create a pot hole since the wood spreads the weight over a greater surface.
I would think the tires would "age out" before any damage was likely.
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For the price of a piece of scrap lumber, why guess?
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I have heard of someone having a problem with the tires on cement. Not sure if newer cement was the cause.
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