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Old 10-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Leveling while parked long term

So we are parked long term with the only travel in the foreseeable future being monthly exercise down the interstate and back. I am parked on large pieces of stiff rubber mats to keep the tires off the ground. I have noticed that after a couple of weeks the coach is rocking more than before which I suppose is due to settling. What I would like to know is can I use my leveling system (HWH manual) to stiffen things back up while the living room slide is extended?
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When I have coach stored the jacks are up if I were to extend a slide I would put jacks down.
If stored for extended periods some inflate their tires to sidewall psi on tires just have noted someplace what your traveling pressures are.
I also have coach plugged into 110-120 outlet for winter with battery cut off switch on so Bird System can keep batteries fully charged.
If you have wet cells check the water levels during storage so plates are covered with water, some people place mineral oil on top of water to eliminate gasses.
If you have AGM's as I do no need to worry.
Exercise the Gen and AC's once a month to keep everything operational.
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Sorry 007… I didn't make it clear. I'm not storing the RV. I'm living in it.
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Sorry 007… I didn't make it clear. I'm not storing the RV. I'm living in it.
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When we are living in, camping in or sleeping in our coach I always extend the jacks to stabilize and/or level it, (but not when it is stored unused).
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I relevel mine with the slides out while we are parked. No problems in 10 years of doing that.
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Thanks Arch...
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In that case definitely put your jacks down and use a 12" square wood plywood pad to support under jacks so as not to leave a foot print.
Put your jacks down by low rail side than level other chassis rail till level before putting out slides on a Newmar.
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Hi maneddi,
In addition to what you have done, consider putting pads under the jacks. Thick wood or plastic is good. The jack pads and the tire pads will insulate the coach from the ground. This lessens the possibility of natural or man made electrical problems.

I call the exercise putting more coach weight on the jacks. This must be done whenever the wife determines it is necessary.
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Thanks Gary...I have two 2x12x12 screwed together that I use for jack pads.
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Absolutely re-level as needed.

The problem with leveling with slides out is that it puts more strain on the pump but it should take it... Also its not good to run the slides in and out if you are not level... I think that is why they say extend after leveling more than anything they do not want you putting slides out while "Torqued" and shearing pins.
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