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Old 07-31-2017, 01:23 AM   #1
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Just a simple question from a newbie. We have a thor ace 30.1 with hydrlic leveling jacks. Is ok to lift the front of the motor home right off the ground?
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:33 AM   #2
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Just a simple question from a newbie. We have a thor ace 30.1 with hydrlic leveling jacks. Is ok to lift the front of the motor home right off the ground?
By the jack manufacturer - NO, by lots of people - No. In reality - not desired but if that's what it takes to get level you should be OK.

The reason you shouldn't do it is it narrows the stance points of the MH and may make it more "wobbly".
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:35 AM   #3
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Lots of post on this. It doesn't hurt anything to have the front wheels up. I would not want the rear wheels up.
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I had my front wheels off the ground once, but it was only for a short period while I did some work on the coach. I have a nice set of heavy duty blocks that I would use if I was camping. I would feel much better personally using the blocks under the jacks to keep the wheels down.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:28 AM   #5
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I've had the front wheels off the ground many times. Many may disagree but if you're not on level ground you sometimes don't have a choice. Parking brake is on the rear wheels, don't recommend you get them off the ground!
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:29 AM   #6
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I had my front wheels off the ground once, but it was only for a short period while I did some work on the coach. I have a nice set of heavy duty blocks that I would use if I was camping. I would feel much better personally using the blocks under the jacks to keep the wheels down.
How would blocks under the jacks keep the wheels down?
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:21 AM   #7
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If the jacks weren't strong enough to do that, it wouldn't be able to get you leveled up. Getting level helps all the doors work easy. Its also tricky to stand up in the shower on a slippery surface when slanted. I suppose the fridge is suppose to level when using the gas operation, although we use it all the time going down the road.
I once saw a rig with 3 or 4 leveling blocks stacked under both of his front jacks. He was determined to have the "lake view" no matter how much trouble it was to get set up.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:54 PM   #8
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My be u am confused here but placing more wood under the jacks does not stop the wheels from coming off the ground it just means you do not have to extend the hacks all the way out. The wheels will always be off the ground. I always place wood under my tires it is not a great idea to rock on the jacks. Just my point of view
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