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Old 11-27-2018, 05:17 PM   #1
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Levelers instead of jack.....

Hello all,

I was prepared to go to the local store and grab a floor jack to raise the front of my 30' HR Admiral MH. But, I was wondering, can I use the front hydraulic levelers to raise the front end enough to slide jack stands under the axles and then slightly lower the levelers? I wouldn't count on them to hold the MH elevated, just to be able to get stands under the frame.
Thanks for the help, and happy trails...

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Old 11-27-2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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Yes you can.

All jacks have warnings not to go under a RV while lifted only by them but what your proposing is fine.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:53 PM   #3
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If the leveling jacks are rated for more weight than the weight of the axle being lifted then no problem. I put my '02 DSDP on the jacks with the front tires completely off the ground for six months at a time during winter storage for 13 winters.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:02 PM   #4
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I do that all the time--to service (lube, oil, filter, etc.) and to remove front wheels and pack bearings, replace brake pads, etc. I usually have jack stands in place also but may at times remove them if they're in the way for a short period.
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I do this with mine.. Remember, with the rear wheels off the ground, you probably don't have a parking brake so chock the front wheels.
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