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

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 13
Level Up or Not

While not being used we have to park our 5th wheel at a local storage facility…While the facility is well maintained, most of the spaces, including ours, are not all that level, especially side to side.

We have a six point leveling system that works very well but generally when I level up there one or more of my tires are off the ground on one side…

Can having one or more wheels off the ground damage the axles or suspension?
How much is too much when comes to degrees off level?

I have to wonder if I don’t level up, am I risking additional damage to the rig?

Also - Great customer service from Dutchman's District Sales Manager Marc Hauser...Marc really stepped up and got us reimbursed from a plumbing issue we had with our rig.

Thanks,
Tim Neill

Voltage 3800
__________________

__________________
timneill 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 08-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 278
"Can having one or more wheels off the ground damage the axles or suspension?"
No. It is common for vehicles subjected to long term storage to have the frame rest on blocks or jackstands with the wheels removed.

"How much is too much when comes to degrees off level?"
I continuously read that the rig should be as level as possible.
__________________

__________________
IWillRVToo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,491
OP, I think I'd contact the manufacturer of your rig for the answer. For me to store the rig level I have to have the front tires completely off the ground. I contacted the various manufacturers and found:
Newmar (MH manufacturer) said it was OK.
Spartan (chassis manufacturer) said it was OK.
Reyco Granning (front axle manufacturer) said it was OK.
HWH (leveler manufacturer) said it was OK.
I didn't bother to contact Koni about the shocks as I installed them myself and know the length is long enough so they're not used to stop the axle drop.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:20 PM.


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