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Old 11-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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There is no mention of cautions or otherwise when using with hydraulic levelers. It does state however, to first release the pressure from the air bags prior to lifting the vehicle by the frame (suspending the rear axle). The uninflated air bags are capable of supporting the weight of the axle when the vehicle is lifted by the frame.
HUH? I have to deflate the air bags prior to using the Quadra Big Foot? I haven't been doing this! Guess I gotta check the owners manual.
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HUH? I have to deflate the air bags prior to using the Quadra Big Foot? I haven't been doing this! Guess I gotta check the owners manual.
No mam. Only if you lift the coach axle off the ground (rear tires in the air).
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No mam. Only if you lift the coach axle off the ground (rear tires in the air).
Which you shouldn't do anyhow...
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It can be tricky with Big Foot jacks because in auto mode they will go to the end of their stroke to try and level the coach. That could end up with front or rear or side to side with wheel(s) off the ground. I have not had it happen on the rear but did on the front when the site sloped down toward the front. I would expect if the site slopped to the rear enough it could lift the rear axle off the ground. You just have to pay attention to how unlevel the site is and use manual mode if it looks more than a few inches off.
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Which you shouldn't do anyhow...
Paul, is that based on personal experience or is there documentation you've seen stating this?
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It can be tricky with Big Foot jacks because in auto mode they will go to the end of their stroke to try and level the coach. That could end up with front or rear or side to side with wheel(s) off the ground. I have not had it happen on the rear but did on the front when the site sloped down toward the front. I would expect if the site slopped to the rear enough it could lift the rear axle off the ground. You just have to pay attention to how unlevel the site is and use manual mode if it looks more than a few inches off.
I agree. I've had this happen but it affected the front wheels - one of them lifted in the air about an inch or so.
You could drive onto boards or lego blocks to keep the wheel(s) on the ground.

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Paul, is that based on personal experience or is there documentation you've seen stating this?
I believe I recall reading it in the documentation, Quadra told me when they gave me the demo (bought direct from them aftermarket), and I know I've read it on the net. Not that the net is the best source, I know. But it makes sense. When you put the vehicle into park, it's tied into the rear wheels. If they don't have a lock to the ground, the vehicle could roll away. I guess technically it would scrape away on the jacks but you get the idea.

I did it once on an unlevel site using auto level. Once I noticed, I dropped it back down and used a combo of Lego blocks and manual mode.
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No mam. Only if you lift the coach axle off the ground (rear tires in the air).
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Which you shouldn't do anyhow...
Whew, THANKS! NO WAY do I allow the tires off the ground. I don't even allow the FRONT tires off the ground. If I have to lift so high that front tires are off the ground, I put blocks under those tires. I just feel WRONG about having tires off the ground.
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I believe I recall reading it in the documentation.
What I read was not to use the levelers for jacks; working on the tires or rotation. Makes sense. The levelers are a tall vertical lift and don't have the stability against lateral movement.
There is another note in there about operating the levelers in pairs so the frame doesn't twist but that was about the extent on lifting/leveling RV's.
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