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Old 10-04-2017, 06:57 PM   #15
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I leave the toad connected. However we use a Blue Ox Kargard (shield to protect front of toad). When I air level up in the back the vertical bars sometimes tip backwards and touch the grill on the F150 - I am just mindful of that.....

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Old 10-05-2017, 05:08 AM   #16
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I leave my Equinox attached when doing an overnight stop in a pull-thru site. I make sure to put have it in neutral before leveling or unleveling.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:35 AM   #17
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Unless II have a situation that would put the tow bar at a very high angle, i.e. the MH a couple ft above or below the toad I don't disconnect.

As always. before getting underway the following morning, I always do a full preflight of the toad, bar, tires, lights, etc.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:21 AM   #18
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We just returned from four days in a row on the road. We stayed in pull through sites the entire trip and never unhooked the Jeep. It's not necessary unless you need to use the toad for some reason and like others said the tow bar angle would be extreme.
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Hi Mike! No, on occasions when we are stopping for the night we don't disconnect the toad before leveling.
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I don't disconnect for just a overnight at Wallyworld unless the late DW wanted to go somewhere for dinner. Before getting underway though I always do a walk around and light check. Did find a cart between the mh and towed once.
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Left Seattle 21 days ago and arrived in Jacksonville Florida this afternoon. Always stays hooked up unless we need it. 3 years with both Roadmaster and Blu Ox and never a problem. Always recheck everything before leaving in the morning.
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Not a dumb question at all. I never disconnect the towed Wrangler when I stop for the night and level, mostly because I never thought about it binding. It would seem to me that unless your on some really uneven ground the. It wouldn’t really be any different than going over bumps in the road or pulling through a driveway approach. Other thoughts out there?
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Wow, thanks everyone! Like someone said, probably get worse angles entering gas stations, etc. Thinking I probably unhooked and reconnected at least a few dozen times over the last two years when I could have saved that time. We're getting ready for our long trip to the southwest and for those long drive days, I'm definitely going to look for pull throughs and save myself some time and hassle. Thanks again!
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Only time we unhook toad is if we’re going to use it. And the unhook is always after leveling the MH. So based on this, we never unhook toad when leveling.
Don't unhook to level for one night BUT I never unhook or load with the leveling jacks down. I don't think the forces on the motor home jacks from the unloading or especially the loading are good for them. I always load or unload with jacks up. I should clarify this by telling you that I use a tow dolly. I imagine that 4 down hook up would create less force on the jacks.
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Don't unhook to level for one night BUT I never unhook or load with the leveling jacks down. I don't think the forces on the motor home jacks from the unloading or especially the loading are good for them. I always load or unload with jacks up. I should clarify this by telling you that I use a tow dolly. I imagine that 4 down hook up would create less force on the jacks.

We do 4-down. If I were using the tow dolly, I might have to agree about the concerns of jerking the jacks around while loading/unloading. I’d probably follow your strategy.
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Don't unhook to level for one night BUT I never unhook or load with the leveling jacks down. I don't think the forces on the motor home jacks from the unloading or especially the loading are good for them. I always load or unload with jacks up. I should clarify this by telling you that I use a tow dolly. I imagine that 4 down hook up would create less force on the jacks.
On my toad, it wouldn't matter whether levelling while hooked up or unhooking with levelling jack's down. How can it?
Single point at the RV and full up/down at the 2 RV connections.
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On my toad, it wouldn't matter whether levelling while hooked up or unhooking with levelling jack's down. How can it?
Single point at the RV and full up/down at the 2 RV connections.
I think you meant full up and down at the 2 "toad" connections, not RV connections and, that's a very sensible answer. But, some can't see it and make more out of it than it is. The coach and toad pivot way more than most realize so, leveling with the toad connected is the same as when towing it.
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I think you meant full up and down at the 2 "toad" connections, not RV connections and, that's a very sensible answer. But, some can't see it and make more out of it than it is. The coach and toad pivot way more than most realize so, leveling with the toad connected is the same as when towing it.
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Thanks for the correction. Yes, I meant at the toad.
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