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Old 07-17-2013, 07:02 AM   #11
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I guess I need help understanding this. I see a lot of posts saying the wheels shouldn't be off the ground. Why not? When you service the vehicle's tires you lift it off the ground. When I stored our motorhome this past winter I lifted all the wheels off the ground and put the frame on jack stands. My thinking is that it takes the stress off the suspension and tires. This should provide extra life to those components. And you don't have to take it out and drive it around every week to flex the suspension and the work the flat spot out of the tires.
If it's that you don't want to put all the weight on a small footprint jack pad and put divots in the the camping area then use a larger pad under it. That's what I do. You have to in the northeast where it's always raining just so you don't sink in. Or is it that you don't like other campers saying you have a bowlegged RV when the front tires tuck in?
What am I missing?

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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These are Crusader 5th wheels that are in this thread not motorhomes..are the leveling systems designed to support the weight of the 5th wheel to be "off the wheels" ?? your motor home could be...not to sure about the 5th wheels

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:31 AM   #13
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Yep, just thought I could drop the question in since I see the "no wheels off the ground" across the forums
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #14
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We have a 2012 Crusader 295RST - Auto Level almost always picks one side or the other (last trip all 4 Wheels) off the ground - Seams it doesn't know how to lower, just keep raising till it gets level - I love the auto remember feature for backing the truck back under, but it's useless when I have to use the auto leveling system in manual mode. I lower the front jacks first, then disconnect the 5th wheel. Lower rear jacks, hit auto level and watch the tires come off the ground ;-(
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #15
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No auto level system is built/designed to lift all wheels off the ground, neither TT or MH. These systems are designed to make final leveling adjustments after you've seen to it that the unit is pre leveled using boards, ramps blocks etc.

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Old 08-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #16
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On almost all motor-home, the parking brake is on the rear wheels. If they're off the ground, the only thing preventing a runaway is side-loads on the levelling jacks. Not good. I NEVER get the back wheels off the ground.

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