While reading the Dexter document, "Operations Maintenance Service Manual 600 - 8,000 Lbs. Axle Capacity", I noticed they recommend/require that the trailer be stored with the weight off the axle(s). Under Storage Preperations, page 81 item #2 is:
"Jack up the trailer and place jack stands under the trailer frame so that the weight will be off the tires. Follow trailer manufacturer's guidelines to lift and support the unit."
In the 2017 Escape Owner's Manual, I am not able to find any information about how/where the jack stands should be placed. There is an image and description of where to "place the jack under the axle mounting bracket" on page 17 to lift the weight off the tires, but I did not find anything about where to place jack stands for storage.
Four stands on the trailer frame near the corners? Just 2 stands under the axle mounting bracket to take the weight off the axle and then put down the 4 stabilizers to to keep it from rocking on the jack stands? Any thoughts on how best to store the trailer with the weight off the axle/tires?