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Old 10-06-2019, 07:05 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2019 Salem Hemisphere 286RL. It has the Lippert 3.0 automatic level system on it. We live in a cul-de-sac and park the 5th wheel to the side of our house. When we pickup up the trailer on 10/4/2019 from the dealer we noticed that the rear jacks were low to the ground and mentioned this to the walk around tech. We left the dealership and angled out the driveway and it scraped on the back. When we got home we realized we could not clear our driveway without hitting the jacks. The clearance was about 3 inches from the pavement. We ended up removing the rear jacks and proceeded to park the 5th wheel. We contacted the dealership and they are going to talk to Forest River this week. My question is if anyone has had an issue like this and what the solution might be. My other 5th wheel had power scissors type rear jacks and I had no trouble with clearance. Thanks for your patience with this long winded post
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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I can't answer the question you ask but might have a solution to the parking problem at home. back the trailer in until the Jacks are close to hitting and then place a couple of 2x8s behind the rear wheels and see if this doesn't rise the rear enough to stop the dragging. Doesn't solve the problem of the placement of the jacks but would eliminate having to remove them to park at your house. Let the forum know what the final result is.
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Thanks for the input, we did try some of that with ramps and such, also I will be working with dealer on this. I think the jacks are mounted to far back from the rear wheels, instructions say 12 inches back these are 18 inches behind the rear wheels. Also we live in a cul-de-sac we are straight in so one side of trailer needs to go over the curb and we have ramps for that. Anyway perhaps a scissor type of rear jack situation like my old trailer had. That would eliminate the auto leveling part. Anyway we are working on it and I appreciate the suggestions.
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