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Old 07-20-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Tires in the air

Does it hurt anything if in order to get level, had to put blocks under front jacks, now front tires are off the ground. We have big foot hydraulic leveling system.
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If it's level side to side, in other words there's not a slope or the front is more unlevel than the rear, then it should be ok.

When it's on a side slope especially if the rears are different than the front then that can twist on the chassis and body. I've heard of more than one windshield being broken that way.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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If it is for a short period, say overnight, I don't let it concern me too much. If it was going to be for a longer period, I usually put some blocks under the tires as well to support them. Don't know that it is necessary but it makes me more comfortable.
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Broken windshields don't usually happen in a Class C. Your jacks are designed to handle the weight, so no issue there. If it feels secure, it probably is.
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Have had front wheels off ground many times in our A's and this C. Does not hurt anything.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #6
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Thank you, thank you........
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Cant/wont talk to your particular rig but in many cases, the only thing holding up the weight of the axle once the tires are off the ground, are the shocks [which are not designed for this purpose]. Depending on your parking brake system, raising the rear axle or even a side of a rear axle, can render your brakes ineffective [assume if your axle[s] is off the ground, you are probably not on level ground]....No brakes/sloped ground--bad combo!!!!!Understand a Class C config is different but I rarely allow my Class A's front axle off the ground and never the rear--but opinion do vary....
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On my Class A, the axles are supported by multiple layer nylon straps when wheels are lifted off ground. It could be an air spring thing, but the Class C's axles would be supported by the springs.
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The owner's manual for my MH says to keep all tires on the ground. I like the suggestion to put wood under the tires if they come up. Think I'll do that.
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