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Old 09-21-2021, 08:47 PM   #1
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Dumping the air and using slides with no jacks?

I have also noticed several road warriors when the pad is fairly level dumping the air and using slides with no jacks?
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If the pad is level and I'm not staying long I won't always lower my jacks.
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I don't dump the air, but if fairly level and just staying overnight, I don't bother with the jacks
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I do that all the time. If you are already fairly level, and the suspension is solidly down, why bother with jacks?
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I agree with all of the above. I do it on overnight stops if spot is fairly level.
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I do on small slides not full wall slide.
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I do on small slides not full wall slide.
That makes sense
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When we are at home I dump the air and extend the slides including the FWS. Our floor is flat so I dont extend the stabilizers at all. It stays like that all the time we are not on the road.
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When at home, I'm always on level concrete and often don't use the levelers even with the full wall slide extended. Never had an issue. In a camp site, even on a level pad, jacks down just to keep things stable.
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When at home, I'm always on level concrete and often don't use the levelers even with the full wall slide extended. Never had an issue. In a camp site, even on a level pad, jacks down just to keep things stable.


If the air suspension is fully deflated, is that not pretty darned stable?
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I for sure will dump my air and then check level
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I usually don't put jacks down when I'm on the road. Mainly because I don't want to deal with them in the morning, partially because it's not uncommon to find yourself on a lot with one corner off level, which twists the frame and wreaks havok with doors and presumably slides as well
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I usually don't put jacks down when I'm on the road. Mainly because I don't want to deal with them in the morning, partially because it's not uncommon to find yourself on a lot with one corner off level, which twists the frame and wreaks havok with doors and presumably slides as well
What do you do about one corner off level?
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What do you do about one corner off level?
on my HWH hydraulic levelers, the legs drop until each jack's pressure sensor senses higher pressure (leg is on the ground) and then pairs of jacks lift that side of the RV followed by the second pair.
The pressure sensors are used to make up for the uneveness of each jack.

If the one jack contact point is very low, I'll put blocks under the jack pad before starting the lift.
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