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Old 04-15-2019, 09:11 PM   #1
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Leveling trailer

This is our first year being a seasonal in a campground. We backed in our 5th wheel and turned on the auto leveling system and the trailer leveled itself. How ever, the right two axle tires are off the ground. Is this ok? The trailer is going to be sitting for the next 5 months of so. Should I manually readjust them so the tires are on the ground?

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Old 04-16-2019, 09:48 AM   #2
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This is our first year being a seasonal in a campground. We backed in our 5th wheel and turned on the auto leveling system and the trailer leveled itself. How ever, the right two axle tires are off the ground. Is this ok? The trailer is going to be sitting for the next 5 months of so. Should I manually readjust them so the tires are on the ground?

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Put blocks under the wheels off the ground. And relevel, you don't want to leave it like that for 5 mos for sure. If you adjust it how will it be level? If you drop the jack down to put the wheel on the ground, how would it be level?
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Put blocks under the wheels off the ground. And relevel, you don't want to leave it like that for 5 mos for sure.
Agreed. For a seasonal site, you should probably have most of the weight on the tires rather than the levelers.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:20 AM   #4
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X3; but before you relevel the trailer measure the distance between the tires that are off of the ground and the ground line. You should be able to put some boards of the approximate thickness for the tire height off of the ground for that side. Reposition the trail tire on the boards and than relevel.

At least that is how I have done this in the past when the tires are really high off of the ground. Or just reposition the trailer so, the tires do not come off of the ground when leveling.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:23 AM   #5
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No problem with having the jacks support the trailer for that long. They're the same thing as the front jacks, and you wouldn't do anything special to support the nose whenever the trailer is off the truck, would you?

The jacks have a higher weight capacity than the tires do. Probably better for the tires' health to be off the ground anyway.

Let 'em fly. Won't hurt a thing. Let the system work as designed.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:53 AM   #6
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Agree with MIFarmer, my camper has tires off on most of our dry camping spots.
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Best thing you can do for your tires is to take weight off of them.
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Wait a minute here if your talking 5er manual jacks yes there is no problem there is no outstanding pressure once you put them down and pin them, now if you lifting your tires off the ground with hydraulics you have to have constant pressure. What do you think happens to those lines being under pressure 24/7. Not very good.
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All the level up jacks are hydraulic cylinders, just like the front ones. And the front cylinders are under pressure, supporting a large percentage of the weight of the trailer, for the majority of its life with no adverse affects. What bad thing do you think would happen differently to the rear jacks that are constructed, mounted, and plumbed exactly the same as the front if they were supporting the trailer?
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All the level up jacks are hydraulic cylinders, just like the front ones. And the front cylinders are under pressure, supporting a large percentage of the weight of the trailer, for the majority of its life with no adverse affects. What bad thing do you think would happen differently to the rear jacks that are constructed, mounted, and plumbed exactly the same as the front if they were supporting the trailer?
What I think your talking about pin weight compared to the whole trailer weight, I guess LCI doesn't recommend using jacks to change a tire either, now a lot of people do that, but your picking it up parked for 5 mos either. How much does that trailer weight 9,000 lbs or so. Little different then extending your front legs. To each there own, call the factory I'm sure there going tell you not to do it, add blocks...thats just my opinion, do as you please.
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