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Posted: 11/17/20 08:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

Don't they put air in at the factory? [emoticon]


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I think the factory ran out of air to fill them when they made your rig.
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way2roll wrote:

New member, first post, a word salad of grammatical errors and the question is - if 2 flat tires will cause a FW to lean??? If this isn't a troll post I don't know what is.


Agree, but any entertainment in desperate times, when people need to smile, helps. The FW forum has been extremely slow lately! It is okay to feed the troll. [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/17/20 10:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let the air out of the other side 2 tires and FW will then be level/no tilt

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Well pumping up the tires didn't work so is there anyway to level my fifth wheel without a truck?

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And no. No trolling here. Just kinda new to all of this.

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tikki23 wrote:

Well pumping up the tires didn't work so is there anyway to level my fifth wheel without a truck?
Side to side use leveling blocks under the tires. Some use wood planks.

Front to rear, the front jacks need to be moved up or down.


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tikki23 wrote:

And no. No trolling here. Just kinda new to all of this.


Well maybe some more context to your question could have yielded better answers. What year make and model of FW? Is this FW new to you or have you had it a while and this is a recent problem? Does it have leveling jacks? If it has jacks, are they electric or hydraulic? Are you parked off camber? Why are the tires flat? Flat tires certainly could be the root cause of why it started to lean in the first place.

If you don't have leveling jacks then getting the inflated tires up on leveling blocks could help but you will need a truck with a FW hitch to accomplish this - or a jack strong enough to lift it to get blocks/boards under.

We get a few trolls on this site and this had all the red flags. Nothing personal - word your questions with less ambiguity for better responses.


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Concern - Flat tires on one side of a 5th wheel cause the 5th wheel to lean toward that side. Interesting.

Solution - Pump up flat tires and 5th wheel returns to level position. Insightful.

Concern - Parking spot isn't level. Good eye.

Solution - Move the 5th wheel somewhere else or use blocks under wheels on one side. Inventive.


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Fixing those two tires should be your first objective. You can't level your trailer when two of the tires are flat.

Once they're fixed, then you can use leveling blocks under the low side to raise it up.

Blocks under the tires are how you level from side to side. Your landing gear jacks level you from front to back.


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