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Old 03-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #11
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I think mine are about 9 1/2" diameter.
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:52 PM   #12
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I know with the 4 point auto level the wheel should never come off the ground. I assume that would be the same for the 6 point, only difference is a bigger/heavier unit. I would agree with TURBS get it as level as possible first then deploy.

You do the rough work and it fine tunes...

Just curious as it's happened to me. Does paperwork say not to lift tires off the ground or just something you've heard? If agree it's best to get somewhat close, but I've grown lazy and just set pads under jacks and hit the magic button. Works great and gets very solid.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:52 PM   #13
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All I can see in the instructions is you should start "reasonably level" No idea what reasonable is. I also assume that would be side to side. Front to back should make no difference as long as you don't over stroke or under stoke a ram. That's where you need to add more pads under the ram feet. I guess until someone can tell me different I'm gonna assume reasonably level is anything under 4 inches side to side. I would think at 4 inches the tires are about to clear the ground.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:41 PM   #14
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I use 2x12 cut to 12 inches to make 12"x12" that I slide under mine on softer ground. On concrete and/ or gravel I just use the feet. It's been a while but if memory serves you don't want to have the wheels off the ground for an extended period of time and it will launch them. I've never gave it much thought. I pull in or back in and unhook and the hit auto level...I love it. One thing I did was go through the reset process and I've never had an issue.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:32 PM   #15
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I have used my 6 point level system and have never worried about if the camping spot was level enough before starting the process. The system will tell you if left to right to has to much angle and abort the process. In this case add some shims under the appropriate side or just do, as I have, a manual level. I have also been wheels up on one side in a spot that was really sloped side to side.

Funny thing is before the auto level system I used to drive on boards and would get close enough even if half a bubble out of plumb. Now, I have to be 0.0 degrees level front to back, left to right. It really isn't that critical but now that we have computers we have to make it perfect, close enough just is not good enough anymore...LOL
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:45 AM   #16
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Love the auto level. After unhooking, hit the auto level and let it do its thing while I connect the power supply or water, etc.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:29 AM   #17
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With the Lippert 6 point level up system, you can lift the wheels off the ground. I was at the F.R.O.G. rally last year and had to change out a defective AL wheel. The Cedar Creek Tex told me to use the 6 point level up to lift the tire off the ground. He told to make sure that hydraulic struts had support pads under them,since we were on grass.
I had my dealer service the brakes and grease the wheel bearings. They used the level up system to supper the trailer and to remove them. This is one of the reason I. Purchase the level up system.

Get the trailer close to level and than hit the auto level system and the system will level the camper.
Right from the Lippert Manual, See step 7 for changing tires...
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I have cut 2 x 10 pressure treated lumber into 10" x 10" x 2" (which is really 1 1/2 " thick, but whatever.)

I have a plastic tote that holds 12 of these blocks. I put about 4 blocks under each of the front rams. I then put at least one block under each of the four remaining rams. I then use the plastic "lego" type blocks on top of each of the four rear blocks.

I figure most of the force will be on the front legs, so I did not want to use plastic under the front rams. I have three bundles of the plastic blocks so I will use at least four of the plastic blocks under each of the rear rams.

After I do this, I just let the auto level do its thing. I figure that the less amount of distance the rams have to travel to level, the better. This also makes for a more stable footprint.

Just my two cents worth.
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