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  • Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

    Does anyone store their boat /trailer off the ground on stands while storing over the winter? I never have before but I noticed this spring one of my tires had three severe blisters only on one side of my tir, like from being compressed all winter. The tires are 6ply trailer tires..the heavest I can get around here. My tire guy sold me a new one for half price cause it wasnt very old. But was thinkning about putting the boat and trailer on jack stands next winter...any thoughts?


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    Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

    Originally posted by followme21 View Post
    Does anyone store their boat /trailer off the ground on stands while storing over the winter? I never have before but I noticed this spring one of my tires had three severe blisters only on one side of my tir, like from being compressed all winter. The tires are 6ply trailer tires..the heavest I can get around here. My tire guy sold me a new one for half price cause it wasnt very old. But was thinkning about putting the boat and trailer on jack stands next winter...any thoughts?
    Here is a good read about trailer tires and their care:

    http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2355013

    Happy boating!

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    • #3
      Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

      It sounds as if you had a bad tire. Some tires are just poorly made. Either that, or the tire was damaged in some way - possibly by impact while driving or from exposure to some strong chemical.

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      • #4
        Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

        I store mine on jack stands during the winter.
        90 Carver Montego 21.5 (23') "Lady Minna" (yes a name change in honor of our fallen Labrador. Poseidon understands.)

        In the immortal words of Hunter S. Thompson:
        "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
        arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid
        in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
        and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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        • #5
          Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

          +1 on the jackstands. Its got to be better than leaving the tires sit in one spot all winter.
          A boat is not a boat without teak!

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          • #6
            Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

            Wheels off and stored inside with the trailer up on blocks.
            sigpicMarada 2100 Executive Series, 5 Litre V8 with Mercruiser Alpha 1 outdrive. 2007 K-Z Spree 260 RBH, all = a whole lot of family fun !!!!

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            • #7
              Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

              x2 for wheels off and stored inside. I block under the axles by the springs. It is more work but it helps extend the life of the tires and the rims. As a bonus who could steal the boat/trailer like that!

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              • #8
                Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

                Originally posted by KStoon View Post
                x2 for wheels off and stored inside. I block under the axles by the springs. It is more work but it helps extend the life of the tires and the rims. As a bonus who could steal the boat/trailer like that!
                +3. Plus it makes it easy to perform yearly maintenance on the bearings.
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                Previous Boat 2006 240 SunDeck "MS Judy"
                350 MAG BR3
                North GA Mountains

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                • #9
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                  Re: Storing trailer with wheels off the ground?

                  +4 I use jack stands and run a cable through the wheels and stands. if you want my boat your going to have to work for it.
                  2008 Glastron GXL-185

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