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Posted: 10/08/20 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW, leveling blocks under the jacks hasn't prevented my tires from coming off the ground on the low side. It just prevents the low side jacks from getting an out of stroke error. Blocks need to go under the wheels to prevent them from lifting off the ground.


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Posted: 10/08/20 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is wrong with tires being off the ground?


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There is no downside to lifting the tires off the ground when leveling. There is a CYA suggestion from Lipper NOT to use the jacks to change tires, but I have seen it done often. I have used the hydraulics for Discount Tires to change or service my tires and my dealer used them to service my wheel bearings.

Back when the Level Up was new, the inventor used his own Mobile Suite trailer completely off the ground to demonstrate their strength.

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I have been setting at my Summer Residence since May with two tires off the ground, no ill effect.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have been setting at my Summer Residence since May with two tires off the ground, no ill effect.


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Posted: 10/13/20 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm guilty too of lifting wheels off the ground with my 4 point leveling system. I primarily plead ignorance of the system.

6 points may be OK but I would think the more contact points you have with ground (+4 w/ tires) the more stable you will be and the less chance of tweaking the frame.

I also like the theory of using as little stroke as you can (thru leveling blocks or cribbing) keeps the legs telescoped as much as possible and intrinsically more stable.

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