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Old 06-07-2014, 05:57 AM   #1
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Dry camping in race track grass field

We are at a race track in New Hampshire and the best spot I can find is solid ground but to level I have the two front tires in the air
Around 2" of air under tires
Is thus ok to lift my Big rig like thus ?
It's a 43' MADP

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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We've done the same if only for a day. Having the wheels on the ground helps stabilize the coach though. If more than a day we do a baseline level by driving the coach up on blocks (front only) and then use the hydros. I have a small bubble level attached next to the driver's seat and when I pull into a site I can instantly tell if I'm going to need the blocks.

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Wheels (front) off the ground, I have done it several times.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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Use some caution. As others said, front wheels okay, with a tag axle lifting the rear is dangerous due to no parking brake, if RV shifts it could really mess up the jacks, and the RV could roll.
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Dry camping in race track grass field

We never lift the rear off the ground for the same safety reason others have mentioned. We don't like lifting the front either, but that's mostly for stability reasons.

We carry 4 packs of Lynx leveling blocks which we stack like Lego and use under the wheels whenever we're in a non-level site. You can get them at Walmart and they work great. We've used ours on our 40-foot MH for 4 years fulltiming (with a lot of dry camping) and they are still in working condition. We also use wooden blocks under the jacks. The extra advantage of all these is that they help prevent sinkage.
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Thanks for all the replies.
It worked for the night no problems although we won't be making a habit of it !

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