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Old 07-22-2020, 08:05 PM   #41
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Then why have leveling jacks? Unless there' an earthquake over there that RV is not going anywhere. It looks strange and may appear unsafe, but it's OK.
It won't hurt the suspension to sit there unsprung like that for long periods? I was taught it could, though that was some time ago. I try to use a combination of both, at least to the point where the suspension is not suspended in mid air like that and there's some upward force on the suspension.
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Old 07-22-2020, 08:11 PM   #42
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Level with blocks not the jacks
I hope no one is actually living in that Class C in that configuration!!!!

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Old 07-22-2020, 08:56 PM   #43
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I hope no one is actually living in that Class C in that configuration!!!!



Don't know if anyone is living in it but its been there for sectoral weeks
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:03 PM   #44
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I have Equalizer stabilizers. My manual says it is ok to raise the front wheels off the ground. One might prefer to insert a safety device such as boards or commercial risers, but that would be up to you.

Do not, I repeat, Do Not raise the rear wheels off the ground. That would defeat your emergency brake and your unit will be unsafe.

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Old 07-22-2020, 09:34 PM   #45
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When I had the Alpine Coach we went to Tennessee to ride royal blue. I was staying with friends we ride with. Their driveway was blacktop, 300 yards long and very uphill. When the camper was level the steer wheels were a couple of feet off the ground. My friend backed his rollback under the front wheels and took enough weight off that we slept fine. Yes it was hillbilly, but it worked. I couldn't of slept well with the wheels just hanging, lol
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:45 PM   #46
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Did you happen to get a picture of that setup?
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Old 07-22-2020, 11:32 PM   #47
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Bob,

I didn't and hope no one else did. It was a bad hand we were dealt but we played it well.
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:40 AM   #48
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Yeah it doesnít look too safe. We solved the driveway problem and made ramps with 2x12s then fastened then permanently together. Before we start the fridge we roll onto the ramp and load.
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:12 AM   #49
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Something interesting that I just learned about my coach while responding to this thread.

I just looked in my owner's manual and it says don't lift the wheels off the ground. No surprise there.

The interesting part and I quote:

"Note: All slide-out rooms should be fully extended prior to leveling the motorhome; rooms out, jacks down. Raise the jacks before retracting the slide-out rooms."

Now, I have the Equalizer Systems EQ Smart Level System which is different than the Lippert system that was in the Challenger.

Amazing what you learn when you read the owners manual.
My Thor Miramar and my last motorhome, a diesel pusher, said just the opposite. That you should have it level before extending or retracting the slide. And the automatic leveling system will lift it off the ground if it needs to to reach level.
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:59 AM   #50
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They are stabilizer jacks. They are not designed to do this. Would not be safe in my world.
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:31 PM   #51
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Okay... How many of us have actually seen an RV parked like this?

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Old 07-23-2020, 01:22 PM   #52
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don't know if anyone is living in it but its been there for sectoral weeks
wow!!!!
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Old 07-23-2020, 01:53 PM   #53
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They are stabilizer jacks. They are not designed to do this. Would not be safe in my world.
No, they are leveling jacks. Stabilizer jacks like those on Travel Trailers are not meant to hold the weight of the RV. Leveling jacks are.
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Old 07-23-2020, 01:56 PM   #54
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Are the rear wheels chocked properly? I'd think that would have more to do with safety to keep the load on the front stabilizers purely axial (concentric column loading) and prevent any lateral load.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:08 PM   #56
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Are the rear wheels chocked properly? I'd think that would have more to do with safety to keep the load on the front stabilizers purely axial (concentric column loading) and prevent any lateral load.
How would you prevent lateral loading cause by the wind?
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:11 PM   #57
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My owners manual says not to do that.
So many make the same mistake. You are right, manufacture states not to do this.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:27 PM   #58
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So many make the same mistake. You are right, manufacture states not to do this.
It just depends on who the manufacturer is...
Equalizer says to keep the REAR wheels on the ground...

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Old 07-23-2020, 08:28 PM   #59
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Okay... How many of us have actually seen an RV parked like this?

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What? Was he out 4-wheelin'? Must of thought he had one of these:
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:30 PM   #60
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I have no room to talk. This had to be me today. I have to go back a read it again but I believe the manufacturer cites not to use them to change a tire. It's a safety hazard. Adjustable wooden ramps are next on the list of things to do when I hit base camp this winter.
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