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Old 01-12-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Level high or low?

I have a six point auto level system and was wondering how to reduce bouncing when parked. Do you level your fifth wheel as low to ground as possible leaving a lot of weight on the tires or try to raise higher to take some weight off the tires while still keeping them on the ground?

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I don't have the six point level system but I do use two bottle jacks (I just happen to have them) under the front axel port and starboards sides. First I do the standard leveling. Next I lower the rear stabilizer to contact to ground. Then I slide the bottle jacks to the frame at the axels using leveling blocks to level them. I do not pump them as I believe they loose pressure over time (even a little defeats). Using the rear stabilizer I raise the RV 1-1/2 inches, slide the bottle jacks under the frame and then lower the stabilizer to snug fit them.

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Well, depends on the jacks, Some are designed to take the weight, some just to stabilize (I am speaking of the rear jacks, front jacks can take the weight.

If your rear jacks can take it, Higher is likely better.
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OP, like you I do have the 6 point auto level. I just hit the auto level and let it do its thing. There is a little bounce at the very rear, just doesn't bother us enough to worry about. I would think they are set by the maker to be at the best travel distance.
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Springs bounce, hydraulic jacks do not. Auto-Level works well if you are uncoupled, on manual leveling try to get a bit of lift on the hitch. You likely need about 3" just to unweight the truck suspension.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:07 PM   #6
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I have a six point auto level system. You need to set the position it should go to when you push the auto button first. The instructions show you how to do that. You need to set it where it is lifting some of the weight off the tires and be level. I check with a level in front-back, right-left and diagonally. Once you set the auto to the correct level then it works well even on an incline. The rare jacks are not made to lift the 5th wheel off the ground altogether. You should have some weight on the tires. Then it would not bounce.
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OP, like you I do have the 6 point auto level. I just hit the auto level and let it do its thing. There is a little bounce at the very rear, just doesn't bother us enough to worry about. I would think they are set by the maker to be at the best travel distance.
I added this to stop that little bounce at the rear


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