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Old 10-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
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I wouldn't hesitate to have front wheels off the ground, that's the lighter end of the MH. BUT, for more than overnight, I'd back the rear duals onto blocks so I wouldn't have to raise the front so high my wife needed a ladder to make the first step.
Bob, if you put the duals on blocks, that would put the front even higher to get to level. LOL.
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I'm trying to picture this solution. Wouldn't blocks under the rear tires mean you'd have to raise the front even higher to get level?
Yes. It would compound the problem!
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Or.... Let the air out of rear tires.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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I consider the worst problem with having your rams extended so far is that if there is any lateral motion of the rig, you have a chance of putting a slight bend in the rams, making them hard to retract. Putting blocks under your stabilizers may negate this. I do not like having my wheels off the ground.
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I'm trying to picture this solution. Wouldn't blocks under the rear tires mean you'd have to raise the front even higher to get level?
I was thinking that also.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:12 PM   #21
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I consider the worst problem with having your rams extended so far is that if there is any lateral motion of the rig, you have a chance of putting a slight bend in the rams, making them hard to retract. Putting blocks under your stabilizers may negate this. I do not like having my wheels off the ground.
Agree. I'm always worried about hyper-extending the jacks, so we use blocks under the rams and under the front tires when the situation calls for it. I do NOT like having the tires off the ground, but that's just me.
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I dig big holes for the duallys to drop into and if the step is to high for DW I bring out the doggy ramp actually I'm not that anal about being level so I simply level manually without lifting the front tires off the ground. I like the stability during a wind storm of the tires plus jacks as apposed to sitting on two pretzel sticks.
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I dig big holes for the duallys to drop into and if the step is to high for DW I bring out the doggy ramp actually I'm not that anal about being level so I simply level manually without lifting the front tires off the ground. I like the stability during a wind storm of the tires plus jacks as apposed to sitting on two pretzel sticks.
Tell me that you are just joking here????
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Tell me that you are just joking here????
Yes joking about digging and the doggy ramp but the rest was serious relevant input

Tires on the ground for stability even if it means being a little low at the front. This makes it easier to play fletch with fido, I just lie on the couch and place the ball on the floor and let it roll to the front of the coach
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Ok, it sounds like it won't hurt the RV a nite or two, but we will get some blocks to drive up on and then use the jacks to stabilize. Thanks everyone....
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The problem.> Jacks are expensive (500-700 each plus installation) and if you have both front wheels off the ground and a guest of wind hits you in the side.. IT can twist your rig and pretzel the front jacks. and damage the rear.

Likewise if just one rear wheel is off the ground (Drive shaft parking brake) the rig can move foreward or b ackward and pretzel them as well.
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Ok, it sounds like it won't hurt the RV a nite or two, but we will get some blocks to drive up on and then use the jacks to stabilize. Thanks everyone....
After lifting your front wheels off the ground, give a push on the side of your coach and see what kind of movement you can create. If it rocks side to side then I would definitely get the wheels back to earth.
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