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Old 11-01-2009, 07:36 PM   #11
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Re: winterizing

Once I get to retire, you can be sure the trailer will see very little winterizing and stowage for the season.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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Re: winterizing

I was just reading on the Goodyear site that if you do not put your trailer on blocks while in storage, that they recommend increasing your air pressure above the normal load rated pressure, by 25% while in storage. They also said (of course)to be careful to not exceed the pressure rating of your wheels. Interesting, I had never heard that one before. Here is a link to the document - quite a useful one I think: http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/rvbrochure.pdf
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #13
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Re: winterizing

That does make some sense, Eric. I hadn't heard it before either.
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:00 PM   #14
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Re: winterizing

How many of you put your Escapes up on blocks/stands for the winter? I do, but it is a PIA and I'd rather spend the time doing other things. Would a result be longer tire life? That's what I have thought, but maybe it's bogus...
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:13 PM   #15
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Re: winterizing

Park your trailer on plywood when parked on gravel or concrete your tires will last longer. The wood is an insulator.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:13 AM   #16
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Re: winterizing

Hi: Eddys...Ian& Jenny I tried to put our 5.0 on jackstands once but it wouldn't work with the axle lift. I have always made sure the tires are at max. psi. for storage, and not sitting on the ground but on some wood planks.
I slid under the trailer while winterizing it so while down there noted the date code of the tires (1407) and checked for any uneven wear...so far so good!!!
Hope you had a great camping season and were not too busy at the Forge.
We still marvel at our chance meeting this past spring. What a good time we had!!! Alf
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:09 AM   #17
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Re: winterizing

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We still marvel at our chance meeting this past spring. What a good time we had!!! Alf
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Chance? I'd use the word - ordained! What's the chances of a 3 couples from Ontario, Vermont and Virginia would meet up in little Blacksburg at Red Robin It was a lovely time.
Ian, I've never jacked a trailer yet, but the wood under the tires (covered to protect from the sun), and full air pressure makes a lot of sense. Read somewhere about flat spots on the axle?? Seems pretty far fetched to me, but....seems if you jacked it up off the tires, you'd just develop a flat spot on the other side of the axle (I know, less weight)...but still, the chances??).
Hokie is still in business for camping. We won't winterize into November probably. Yeah for Southern living : - )
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