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Old 06-09-2016, 09:37 PM   #15
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Dont forget that when you level, there is a very heavy load imposed by the jacks on either the pads or the ground. If you are not on a concrete pad, it is highly likely that your pads are getting pushed into the ground if it has rained or the ground was soft to begin with. I also have 12 inch square 2x12s covered by half inch plywood pads and they are prone to sinkage under load. You can re-level to correct but the pads may sink further under load. With soft ground, you really just have to live with it.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:19 AM   #16
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You kids and your auto levelers ...

Back in my day we had to go outside in heavy rain and use hand crank jacks to level the class A RV in 3 feet of snow, uphill both ways

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Old 06-10-2016, 06:47 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts. As it turns out one of the levelers was not touching the ground. Once we put it down all was fine.
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I've noticed that movement can get worse if tires are off the ground also. Ours seems the most stable when we are in a site level enough to share the weight between the levelers and the tires.
It seems to me, and I may be wrong on this, that once you have all 4 jacks solidly "down" and each corner of the coach has been "lifted" even a 1/2 inch, that all the weight of the coach above the suspension is on the jacks, and the only weight on the tires is the "un-sprung" weight of the tires, wheels, suspension. (This of course would not apply to those with air leveling).

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Old 06-10-2016, 07:47 AM   #19
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It seems to me, and I may be wrong on this, that once you have all 4 jacks solidly "down" and each corner of the coach has been "lifted" even a 1/2 inch, that all the weight of the coach above the suspension is on the jacks, and the only weight on the tires is the "un-sprung" weight of the tires, wheels, suspension. (This of course would not apply to those with air leveling).

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In our case, I think when the tires leave the ground it allows a bit of side to side movement on the jacks that the tires tend to eliminate when they are in contact.
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Our MH has air leveling only, so we expect to have a small amount of movement, but it's not objectionable!
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:32 PM   #21
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Ours is solid once it's level.....
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Thanks to all for the replys. One leveler was not touching the ground and once we put that down things were good. We keep learning little things every time we go out. 😜
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We have a Lippert Leveling system. The instructions say to not level with the tires off the ground. However, even on a level looking camp site, it often takes a front tire or both off the ground. We already blew a seal on one of the jacks. I spoke to a Lippert salesman at a RV show and he did his best to not answer my questions and to get rid of me before more people over heard our conversation. After leveling, if tires are off the ground, I lower it until they are touching. When I had a Bigfoot Leveling system on my 5er, it was never a problem. The Lippert jacks look inadequate to do the job. I believe they are rated at 12,000 lbs. each, but they sure don't look as if they have that rating.
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Thanks to all for the replys. One leveler was not touching the ground and once we put that down things were good. We keep learning little things every time we go out. 😜
Great to hear the good news Thanks for the update!!
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Our manual states that after auto - level it does something to stabilize the coach but we do not think that part is working.

We think it is to move any jack not activated while leveling until movement is sensed but we just have not taken time to see.

Check your manual to see if yours has similar feature.
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these are nice

snap pad.com

They help a little.
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