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Old 02-17-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Detach tow dolly before using Jacks?

On the way south we will be making 2 overnight stops and was wondering if I need to take the car off the dolly before we level the RV. It's a lot of work for just 1 night stop.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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I'm assuming your unit has automatic levelers? My unit doesn't. I also make 2 stops going south, but I stay in Walmart parking lots, they're pretty level so I don't level the unit for the one nighters. I have a tow dolly also, I don't intend to unhook it, a lot of work as you state.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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I have never diconnected when leveling for overnight stay. Like you said it would be a pain!
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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So we really don't have to level. Are we still ok to put the slides out without the jacks down?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:34 PM   #5
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I have never diconnected when leveling for overnight stay. Like you said it would be a pain!

If for some reason we have to use the jacks, does the dolly and car put unwanted strain on the jack system?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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Not really. Tongue weight is I believe less than 500lbs. One time I was so unlevel I thought it would lift the car up! Didnt hurt anything.you can check it after you level and if it doest feel good reconsider. .. not to worry
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:47 PM   #7
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BTW..... make sure none of the back wheels on the rig come off the ground!!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:15 PM   #8
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I don't think a dolly would be any different than a car in tow and we, on numerous occassions have not disconnected for an overnight stay. We level the GT378 MH as usual with no issues. The car/dolly moves with the levelling.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:45 AM   #9
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I never disconnect my dolly until I get to my final destination. I also never slide the slides without first leveling the coach. I also refuse a site if it is extremely uneven. If an rv park doesn't do good maintenance to its sites I refuse to stay there.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:10 PM   #10
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I do not unhook for an overnight stay while just traveling to a destination. I also do not level for an overnight.
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