I had screwdriver up bad last year and tried to take my family up to my hunting camp. Problem is this is the spot where you take a tent and not a. 38' fifth wheel. Well I was stupid and decided to head that way anyway. We were 200 yards from the spot. Between us was a huge 30-45' long 15' wide mud puddle. Oh and this is 2 months after I just got my brand new RAM! I decided I could make it if I stuck to the out side and had it in 4 low. First I got out and grabbed a stick and jammed it into the ground were I was planning on driving and it only went down like 2". So I'm good I think. Nope. The right side of the trailer ended up about 12" lower than the left and sitting on the frame. So much we couldn't put the kids bedroom slide out on the right side. But we did put out our bedroom slide and the large livingroom slide. We put the jacks down the best we could just so it didn't sink anymore. Jjust used sticks, logs, lynx things, and everything else we could find. Sorry for the long story just want to stress how bad it was and why. But everything went in and out just fine. Besides the kids falling off the sofa bed all night and the wife and i sliding to the bottom all night. Pulled it out the next day and set up camp. Luckily there were fellow. tent campers a half a mile away and I saw there fire that night. Or else we would of been done! I know this is also wrong but I have left everything hooked up and slides out and have pulled on and off the lynx blocks to level my fiver a bunch of times. Of course wife is watching the lines but everything has always been good.
I do have boards under the wheels of the low side and often, but not this time, put a small board under the jack instead of a lynx leveler. I guess I will run the slides in and relevel and if I can't get it right I'll break down and rehitch and move when it's been dry for awhile. Thanks everybody.
Alan & Tommie. 2003 Dodge 3500 SRW SLT Quad Cab, Cummins 5.9 HO, 6 speed manual and 3.73's. 2007 Pilgrim Legends Mid Profile 33RKS-M5 5th wheel, Prodigy, Superglide 14K hitch (already very glad I got it).
If I'm just moving a foot or two, I don't pull the slide in. I'll pull off my board, add what I need and back back onto the stack.
Make sure you have something under you front jacks, 6x6 3/4 plywood, or similiar will keep the front from sinking.
'06 Ram with a Cummins
Tuned w/ EFI-Live
'09 36MAX1 Carrilite
Me, Alie, and Salie