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Old 10-17-2016, 01:40 PM   #29
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So if your level let's raise your wheels off the ground to level up, either move sites or put something under the wheels or?
Auto level isn't always the greatest thing. I got to where I just didn't use auto level. Our system would needlessly raise the coach up more than needed at times. I mounted old fashioned bubble levels above the door and used those to level the coach by.
I also carried blocks to put under the tires if needed.
Our new coach has a much better auto system.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:30 PM   #30
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Still don't get the problem.

If the weight of the MH is on the jacks, and the jacks don't have wheels, how can it move ?

I'm not talking about on the side of a mountain but on the pad in the pix.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:55 PM   #31
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No parking brake holding it in place. All it takes is the wrong wobble walking around and the jack can easily fail. Speak from experience on that. I now either have wood underneath the tires or move. Front is ok like that. I was told the jacks were not meant to carry the weight of the motorhome. I believe it! Stabilize only. The tires should help carry some weight.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:01 PM   #32
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Front tires off the ground, not a problem. Sometimes you don't have a choice if you want a particular spot.
Rear wheels is a no no. Attachment 141778Attachment 141779


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That first step-up must be a bear with it lifted that high up.
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That first step-up must be a bear with it lifted that high up.

Definitely want to have an extra step under the regular ones or do a face plant in a moment of forgetfulness.
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Hey, possibly that may be a "Flood Zone" in that site where they are parked.



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Maybe he had traveled all day and thought it a good idea to lift his tires up and let them air out. I do my feet that way all the time.

And then you wonder why you are alone at the campfiyah?
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Still don't get the problem.

If the weight of the MH is on the jacks, and the jacks don't have wheels, how can it move ?

I'm not talking about on the side of a mountain but on the pad in the pix.
It makes no sense is the problem. If you can get the coach level by raising the entire thing off the ground then I am sure you can accomplish the same then by using a couple of jacks and leave the thing attached to earth. I would be curious to see how stable the thing is standing on 4 metal poles.
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All that are so cool and cut on others leveling practices,etc should post picks of their current spot. Some of this stuff reminds me of high school...laugh when jacked up & offer advice when he tries to leave. Easy to be a hot shot when others do something that is not to their approval.
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I would hate to see my 49,000 pound coach resting on the four small diameter jacks all 8 wheels off the ground.
We do that with our cranes all day, everyday but they have 4", 5", 6" or even larger diameter hydraulic rams supporting them.
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This is where air-only leveling shines.
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I would hate to see my 49,000 pound coach resting on the four small diameter jacks all 8 wheels off the ground.
We do that with our cranes all day, everyday but they have 4", 5", 6" or even larger diameter hydraulic rams supporting them.
You took the words out of my mouth. I've worked with jacks and cranes for years. Four small dia. jacks are not going to lift a big motorhome too many times before wearing out and need replacement,$$$$$ Wood blocks and jacks for getting level.
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This is where air-only leveling shines.

10-4 Dave, it's on my list of future mods.

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I have gone to manual leveling because of this basically. Our new 5vr was raising one or both sides tires up off the ground for no good reason. Now It only takes a minute or two to watch the digital level on the control panel and get pressure on all 4 jacks... I hated hearing the electric jacks strain under the load....
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