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Old 10-23-2011, 07:45 AM   #29
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mrschwartz, Over time the weight of the hanging suspension components will distort the shoch absorber bushing and perhaps other suspension components. A few pieces of 2x10 at the rear wheel position should solve it.
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Is the wheel hanging from the shock mount or the spring? I haven't checked mine, but I will.
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It says Junior member....Any questions? Just jabbing but there is good information here from fellow RVers.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #32
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Is the wheel hanging from the shock mount or the spring? I haven't checked mine, but I will.
Do you mean air bag or steel spring? Either way, I don't think any chassis is designed for long periods of time with wheels in the air.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:39 AM   #33
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Wayne put some excellent thought into his reply.
If you cannot back into the storage spot, perhaps you can configure a hump into the driveway. It appears to be gravel. I had a concrete hump formed on my driveway on the side of the house permitting the RV to sit level on an otherwise sloping driveway.
Here in earthquake country I would be especially cautious of your setup.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:32 PM   #34
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I have auto leveling on my coach. When I store it behind my house, the refrigerator is almost always on so I always level it. The auto level lifts one of the rear wheels about an inch off the ground. With spring brakes, the other rear wheel keeps the coach from moving. Should I be doing something different?

In the last to motor homes I have owned, when the site isn't level, sometimes the front wheels are off the ground. Sometimes by a lot! One rear wheel may be up, but never both. Back when I was new at this, I didn't know that was bad and rolled my first one off the rear jacks. Fortunately there was no damage or injury. The first motor home had a drive shaft parking brake so one rear wheel off the ground meant no parking brake.

I have read the manual and couldn't find anywhere that said no wheels should be off the ground. I may have to go back and reread it.
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WARNING
THIS IS A LEVELING SYSTEM ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO LIFT YOUR COACH’S
TIRE OR TIRES COMPLETELY OFF THE GROUND. ATTEMPTING TO LIFT YOUR COACH
COMPLETELY OFF THE GROUND (FOR EXAMPLE, TO USE THIS LEVELING SYSTEM TO
CHANGE A TIRE) COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEM AND SERIOUS INJURY TO
THE PARTIES INVOLVED. IF A TIRE SHOULD REQUIRE CHANGING PLEASE HAVE THE
PROPER EQUIPMENT AND CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL.


OPERATION CAUTION NOTES!

CAUTION CHECK THAT POTENTIAL JACK CONTACT LOCATIONS ARE CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS OR DEPRESSIONS BEFORE OPERATION.

CAUTION KEEP PEOPLE CLEAR OF COACH PRIOR TO TURNING THE LEVELING SYSTEM ON AND WHILE LEVELING SYSTEM IS IN USE.

CAUTION NEVER EXPOSE HANDS OR OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY NEAR HYDRAULIC LEAKS. HIGH PRESSURE OIL LEAKS MAY CUT AND PENETRATE THE SKIN CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY.

CAUTION PARK COACH ON REASONABLY SOLID SURFACE OR JACKS MAY SINK INTO GROUND. ON EXTREMELY SOFT SURFACES, USE LOAD DISTRIBUTION PADS UNDER EACH JACK.

CAUTION NEVER LIFT THE WHEELS OFF THE GROUND TO LEVEL THE COACH.
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I think some of those are called CYA by the manufacturer and distributors.

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"CYA"??

"crush your....arm?"

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You got it Francesca!

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And, if bad things didnt happen when the tires are off the ground, they wouldnt have to 'cya'...
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You got it Francesca!

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That explains why this tool in the glovebox is called a "PYA off the Pavement".



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Does'nt everbody make sure no one is holding thier hand under a leaking hydraulic hose before operating the leveling system? I know I certainly do! I don't allow anyone to plug in the toaster while sitting in the bathtub either.

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That explains why this tool in the glovebox is called a "PYA off the Pavement".



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Must be for earlier models, mine is equipped with a snow shovel for PYA from pavement. I think it may be for heavy duty service.

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Does'nt everbody make sure no one is holding thier hand under a leaking hydraulic hose before operating the leveling system? I know I certainly do! I don't allow anyone to plug in the toaster while sitting in the bathtub either.

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