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Old 04-29-2016, 03:30 PM   #11
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Been camping for many years, but this is first 5th wheel. Took rig for the first trip last weekend and thought i had everything figured out. I put wood blocks under the front jacks, dropped them down, pinned them and raised until i could get my truck out. The problem was when i went to hook back up; the jacks would not raise high enough to release the wood blocks. I tried raising the airbags on my truck and that did not help. We were set up on hard gravel so the front end did not sink. The only thing i could figure out was that the extra weight due to my gray and black tanks being over half full was enough to keep the pressure on the blocks. Needless to say, after an hour of scraping gravel, beating on the blocks with a hammer, chopping the blocks away with a hatchet and draining some of the grey water on the ground (i know, illegal), i was able to get one block removed and ended up driving off the other one (luckily with no damage to the jack). In the future, should i not drop the front jacks down so far so i have room to adjust up and down?
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:50 AM   #12
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Been camping for many years, but this is first 5th wheel. The problem was when i went to hook back up; the jacks would not raise high enough to release the wood blocks. I tried raising the airbags on my truck and that did not help.
Did you try to manually crank the landing gear up?
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