Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
Member
 
Gsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 85
Lifting your 5th wheel

Does anyone use their level-up system to lift their rigs when doing a tire change or brake work? I know on occasion when camping, one side or the other will completely off the ground, so I'm thinking it couldn't hurt. Thoughts??
__________________

__________________
2014 Grand Design Solitude, 369RL, #107
2016 Chevy 3500HD, SRW, Diesel/Allison
Gsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-19-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 166
lifting 5er

Hello as for lifting i would not recommend it if no other options available at least put blocking under the frame before you pull a wheel off. SAFETY FIRST dont want to loose a member of the forum just my 2 cents mike
__________________

__________________
lead follow or get out of the WAY
1998 HR Endeavor 5.9 Cummins
redtail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2015, 06:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Half Dimes's Avatar


 
Florida Cooters Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nature Coast FL
Posts: 1,679
Don't know about Level-Up, but we have the Bigfoot system and I've done it twice, once on the Interstate after a blowout (the Coach-Net guy was grateful), and once at home to replace tires, one side at a time.
__________________
Dave & Jo Ann
'08 HitchHiker Champagne 35LKRSB | '11 F350 Lariat 6.7PSD
Half Dimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 12:38 PM   #4
Member
 
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North / Central Texas
Posts: 91
Have the lippert 4 point manual electric leveling system on our 2014 Rockwood 8289WS. GVWR of the RV is 9300#, each elect jack rated at 5K. I have lifted the RV off the ground twice. Once to grease bearings and spin wheels while greasing and the last time at discount tire when new tires were put on. It was lifted with the unit level, all four points at the same time unhitched from the truck, lowered the same way.
__________________
Joe & Bev
2014 Ram 2500 TCD, 68RFE, CC, SB, 4WD
Raised Rockwood 8289WS, Hensley BD3 hitch
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 06:23 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western, MA
Posts: 619
Yes, the system is completely capable. Lippert used to actually tout it as an additional feature being able to use it to change a tire. Then they considered liability and retracted that statement. They now say not to use it in this fashion in a CYA effort in case something goes wrong. I would do it in a heartbeat if necessary and not have a worry in the world about it...
__________________
taken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 11:36 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
U038340's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Sunny So. Cal
Posts: 28
Excuse my ignorance (I'm new to fith wheeling) but it you don't use the jacks what other methods (or prefered methods) are there. I'm curious because I read about alot of people having flats on trailers and fifth wheels.
__________________
U038340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 06:25 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western, MA
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by U038340 View Post
Excuse my ignorance (I'm new to fith wheeling) but it you don't use the jacks what other methods (or prefered methods) are there. I'm curious because I read about alot of people having flats on trailers and fifth wheels.

The OP is referring to using the 6 point Level Up jacks to lift the trailer to change a flat. Level UpĀ® Towable RV Leveling* The many rigs that don't have the level up system would use a hydraulic bottle or floor jack to do the job. When using a standard jack, it is recommended to jack by the frame as opposed to the axles.
__________________
taken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 12:41 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 65
I have had to lift the 5th wheel to change a blow out on the side of the interstate once. Left the truck in park with the parking brake on. Did not feel safe doing it. Now I have one of those drive up ramps that will lift one axle on one side and let you change the flat. AAA never made it to do the job.
__________________
mahdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 03:23 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
U038340's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Sunny So. Cal
Posts: 28
thanks for your input. I also have a six point system on my 5er but thought that you could raise one axel to lift the other off the ground for tire changing purposes.
__________________
Taylormade
2014 Ram 2500
2013 Brookstone 35'
U038340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 03:31 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 2,457
I have used the 6pt system to lift a blown tire off the ground to change it. Left it hooked to the truck which was off and in park. The ground was level. Worked great. Glad I had an easy way to lift the rig.
__________________
tuffr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 11:44 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 65
I have a six point system also. I was on a steep hill with the right side where the tire blew being iff the pavement. I raised the right rare to level the RV which helped raise the tire. Both axles were up on the right. Did not feel secure. I was glad when I let the 5er down on the spare.
__________________
mahdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2015, 01:30 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3
I have done this twice. Once when packing wheel bearings. That time the truck was not attached. I just hit auto level. Once completed, I manually adjusted the side I wanted to raise. I was actually surprised at how easy and quick it raised it up. The other time was when we got new tires. The guys wasn't sure how to raise the trailer to swap out the tires. This time I had the truck attached. I just went into manual mode and lowered the 4 rear jacks, then raised one side at a time. I have not tried raising both sides off the ground at the same time. Just one side. Jerry.
__________________
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD, Duramax 2WD CC/SB
2013 Cardinal 3030RS full body paint
B&W Companion slider, air bags, EFI Live Custom tuning by So Cal Diesel
Jerryw01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 12:33 PM   #13
Member
 
PhoneDude 8289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North / Central Texas
Posts: 91
Not sure if this is correct but I do believe that if the rig is lifted level and not twisting the frame all will be well. Same with lifting only one side
__________________
Joe & Bev
2014 Ram 2500 TCD, 68RFE, CC, SB, 4WD
Raised Rockwood 8289WS, Hensley BD3 hitch
PhoneDude 8289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 11:12 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 65
I agree with PhoneDude. The manual cautions against lifting the RV too high with the six point system. I think it should be used only in an emergency.
__________________

__________________
mahdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5th wheel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winnebago Destination 5th Wheel update mcumbie Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 17 11-02-2015 11:01 PM
5th wheel hitch recommendations Bruce A 5th Wheel Discussion 18 03-08-2015 11:18 AM
Who is towing a 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton? ykcamom Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 22 01-07-2015 02:11 PM
Installing Winegard Travler on 5th Wheel James Weid 5th Wheel Discussion 8 08-22-2014 02:54 PM
Any 5th Wheel Rentals? SmilinJack 5th Wheel Discussion 8 03-09-2014 07:31 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.