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Old 06-06-2023, 04:39 PM   #1
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Is this degree of leveling detrimental to my MH?

2016 Renegade Villagio 25HAB. In order to level,I raised only the right front wheel approximately 3. Any feedback if this would be detrimental to suspension for a 3 night stay?
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You will be fine with one front tire raised 3". It's not a long chassis . Some lumber or stackable Lego type leveling blocks under fairly low tires, is better IMHO. The subject has been discussed many times if you search. Sometimes manual leveling with do less raising of entire rig and less likely to lift a tire. Fronts planted first to level and down last to lower.
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I wouldn't worry about it, but I bet that some here will be appalled!
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I don’t think you should ever let your wheels of the ground leveling.
Many times you can manually level better than the auto level.
Also, you can guess pretty easily if a wood block under your tire will help keep it on the ground. So just drive up or back a bit, place the block under that tire and drive up on it. Then level. 15x15 x 2 inch block of wood is what I use. I keep 8. I use 4 for my jacks and have 4 more for the tires.
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2016 Renegade Villagio 25HAB. In order to level,I raised only the right front wheel approximately 3. Any feedback if this would be detrimental to suspension for a 3 night stay?
Did the tyre come off the ground 3" or you just raised that corner three inches?
Why not move if that wheel is in a hole???
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No, it will not harm the suspension being raised 3 inches. I assume that made it level. I sometimes raise my front wheels off the ground to level and sometimes run them up on boards to level, depends on how lazy I am at the time; either way works fine on my F53 (diesels with air bags may not be able to be raised off the ground).
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Where I tend to camp it's unusual if I don't have a front wheel off the ground, sometimes both. I don't see much of a distinction of the force to the frame from where a wheel pushes on it vs a leveling jack. What's the difference if it's the leveling jack, or blocks under a wheel? Once I'm close to level (my system is manual) I will deploy all the jacks to improve stability, and check the box. The only downside is sometimes this will make the "last step" a doozy, even with the step stool I bring along.

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Something does not look right....
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Your right, that rig doesn't have levelers.

Tough to get the wheels off the ground.
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Where I tend to camp it's unusual if I don't have a front wheel off the ground, sometimes both. I don't see much of a distinction of the force to the frame from where a wheel pushes on it vs a leveling jack. What's the difference if it's the leveling jack, or blocks under a wheel?

Not a lot other than some perhaps some sideways stability loss, until a hydraulic system failure occurs. Then there is a lot of difference.

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Not a lot other than some perhaps some sideways stability loss, until a hydraulic system failure occurs. Then there is a lot of difference.

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If the hydraulics fail, the RV sinks to the point it was before the leveler touched the ground.

Why would that be a problem ?
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Something does not look right....
Come on man. What gives you that impression? April Fool in June? I believe the OP has a suspension problem if this is for real.
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I do NOT have levelers, just 2 stabilizers. The block is only under the right front tire. The inside of the coach is perfectly level. So my take is that ‘don’t worry about it’.
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