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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 4 days ago #466864

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As per the title please?
Does it make any difference whether you are on a site for a week or while in storage for 6 months?

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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 4 days ago #466865

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I always park with the jockey wheel down, the main wheels take most of the weight, with the jockey wheel taking about 80 KG. Then the front and back stays, stops the van from shaking about too much, when your walking around inside.
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 4 days ago #466867

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Same as Hutch on this one , drop the wheel , always down regardless of where it is pitched ( maybe with a short plank of wood what I would use on the steadies if on a grass pitch and and when it is parked
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 4 days ago #466869

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The jockey wheel should always be down as it is one of the three main weight bearing points of contact.
The steadies are just that, steadies, they are not meant to bear the full weight of the van.
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 4 days ago #466870

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+1.Same as above.
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 3 days ago #466873

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I would always keep the Jockey Wheel down. What benefit is there to raising the jockey wheel?
Paul
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 3 days ago #466917

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Always down.
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 3 days ago #466924

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CustardAvenger wrote:
I would always keep the Jockey Wheel down. What benefit is there to raising the jockey wheel?

Not suggesting there is a benefit, just a newbie asking a question. ;-)
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 3 days ago #466925

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Thank you all! Jockey wheel down it is from now on
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Jockey wheel up or down when parked? 2 months 3 days ago #466941

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colinbal4 wrote:
CustardAvenger wrote:
I would always keep the Jockey Wheel down. What benefit is there to raising the jockey wheel?

Not suggesting there is a benefit, just a newbie asking a question. ;-)

Can't argue with that! Caravans can be a steep learning curve.
Paul
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