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Old 08-12-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Level up as Jack to change tire?

As I have been learning the level up system, I noticed something on one of Lipperts brochures about being able to use the level up hydraulics in manual mode to lift a tire off the ground. I seem to recall reading that this was a no no.

Has anyone tried this? I can see where this would work okay in manual mode. In the right circumstances I might even use it. The first concern that comes to mind would be the possibility of bending a cylinder rod.

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Old 08-12-2015, 10:03 PM   #2
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Sometimes when I use the level-up it takes the wheels off the ground and they stay off for the week I camp out. If I have a flat then I'm going to call someone and let them change it but I see no reason you can't use the level-up to lift the camper tires off the ground to change a flat


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Old 08-12-2015, 10:14 PM   #3
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As I have been learning the level up system, I noticed something on one of Lipperts brochures about being able to use the level up hydraulics in manual mode to lift a tire off the ground. I seem to recall reading that this was a no no.

Has anyone tried this? I can see where this would work okay in manual mode. In the right circumstances I might even use it. The first concern that comes to mind would be the possibility of bending a cylinder rod.

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Level up hydraulics, Yes. Electric No.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:33 PM   #4
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Spock, I've noticed that my level up also will sometimes lift a wheel off the ground,...which also got me thinking.

Igray, thanks...I should have specified hydraulic in my post.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:41 PM   #5
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lippert says its a safety concern, i have used it for brake maintence and greaseing schackle links, it may go out of level and have to be recalabrated, not a problem if you follow the owners manual
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:43 PM   #6
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they cant say to use them for that
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:18 PM   #7
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Factually Bill, they can and do. One of the pages of literature that came with my trailer lists "changing tires" as one of the benefits of the level up system. I was a little surprised to read that.
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My dealer did each side to adjust the brakes. I asked about using it to change tires the mechanic said yes, but may need to put a 4x6 down for extra height.
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:06 AM   #9
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Spock, I've noticed that my level up also will sometimes lift a wheel off the ground,...which also got me thinking.

Igray, thanks...I should have specified hydraulic in my post.

I don't like to have the wheels off the ground so I trick the level-up and now all the wheels stay on the ground


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Old 08-13-2015, 01:11 PM   #10
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lippert now says not to use the level up to change tires, it may go to excessive angle and have to be reset. the literature also says comes back to unhook height ,but doesnt, it only raises to unhook height, the literature doesnt tell that


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