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Old 09-27-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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Jacking for tire change??

How do you jack up one of these MH.. There is no Jack and no really accessible jacking points.. Can you use the leveling system to replace a Tire and do brake work??
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:37 AM   #2
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It depends on your system. If you have the big foot or ground control NO, If you have the level up yes you can. I do not have a MH but I think yours is called the Big Foot system. The level up is the only one per there advertisement and it's shows it in there CD they give you. It compares all there systems features and which each can do or can't. Atleast by there recommendations.
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You do know that the torque is in the 160 foot pound range or higher.
You will need an impact wrench that can put that out.

Jacking the MH up is the easy part changing out a set of dual tires, not so easy.

At any rate the jack should go under the axle along with a jack stand for safety.
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I'm not planning on doing it myself.. Just wondering what is done in a tire changeout situation..I asked dealer about jacking points and he said they use leveling system... My rv inspector told me that's a no no..Then I was talking to a guy with a new Georgetown and he told me he had a recent tire change..and the guy that came out used his Leveling system to raise the tire..just want to know what to expect..
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I see, I guess it would depend on the tire service tech and you.
Odds are you will have to wait in the event of a flat on the road so you will have time to deploy the level system if you want to.

At a shop they may use a jack for speed and safety or they will use the level system so they do not need to bring out a jack and stand, again this depends on the tire service and you.

If it was me I would prefer the jack and a stand.
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That would have to be one heck of a jack!
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A 20 ton floor jack under the pumpkin would lift the whole back end off the ground with ease.
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It's your MH and for what you paid and what the cost would be for damamge I wouldn't allow them to do it. Dealers will do anything to make it easy. Also a repair service would have a jack to lift it. This is from Lippard.
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The consensus is not to use the leveling system to lift the coach, but I see at least one coach in every campground we go to on a site with either the front or rear wheels off the ground.

So, I guess what I am saying is, it can be done, but it is not recommended.
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The levelers on my 2014 Georgetown is rated at 8,000 lbs each.
For just changing a tire is no biggy. I would try and put some wood under the jacks front or rear whichever tire you plan to change and go into manual mode and raise the front or rears as needed.
I can't understand why you all say it can't be done for a short period to change a tire unless you have a leaking hydraulic system which is another problem.
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