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    wayneParticipant

    Hello

    I have heard many stories of   the carvans wheels must be off the ground while stored or parked .And some say does not have to be in the air while parked . My question is must the wheels or must not be in the air .What is the reason for this?

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    paulgartner
    paulgartner on

    if a vehicle stands for a long time in one place, there is a danger that the tyres develop a ”flat spot” where they touch the ground, resulting in an unbalanced, and possibly permanently damaged tyre, so yes, if your caravan stand for months without moving, its a good idea to jack it up.

    BUT do not use the corner steadies for this- you will bend the chassis.

    get an hydraulic jack and two axle stands, jack the axle up with the caravan on level ground and the front wheel held steady with a chock.

    then lower the caravan onto the axle stands at the lowest level possible so that  the tyre is just touching the floor.

    Do not enter the caravan like this, it may slide off the stands.

     

    the other option, if the caravan is near you when not being used, is just to move it a half-wheel turn forwards every so often, and then back again after a while

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