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Old 06-02-2014, 08:14 AM   #11
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:17 AM   #12
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...Whatever you ADD will touch before the object you are trying to protect!...
Is that not the object of the skid wheels?
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:22 AM   #13
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That is what I thought.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #14
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Lets me see here,yes Rockwood says (NOT) to jack up trailers with the (Stabilizer Jacks) as (Damage May occur) this is also the warning for units that have regular Screw jacks also! The said trailer is Dragging on the (Exact)area where the (Stab/jacks) are located. If you feel good about (Lifting a Rockwood Unit) at this frame location, You Have at It! Youroo!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:01 AM   #15
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Lets me see here,yes Rockwood says (NOT) to jack up trailers with the (Stabilizer Jacks) as (Damage May occur) this is also the warning for units that have regular Screw jacks also! The said trailer is Dragging on the (Exact)area where the (Stab/jacks) are located. If you feel good about (Lifting a Rockwood Unit) at this frame location, You Have at It! Youroo!!
Agree, not an ideal situation, but tearing a motor off isn't either. What choice does he have? Might be a problem, but it would be a momentary contact, not like letting it stay jacked up. Only other solution is to turn the jacks around or come into the drive from the other direction.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:15 AM   #16
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Move jack location,place boards for temp ramps,lift spacer kit-Many have done this,and A D-9 Dozer for the driveway! A quick,abrupt shock on a frame (Will)do permanent Damage! Youroo!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:19 AM   #17
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I don't know the approach or setup, but youroo's last post reminded me- to get our pop-up into the driveway, we would put down 2x12 boards on the road to lift the camper before going into the driveway. That was easy because we put them right at the curb and only needed 1 or 2 for either tire. It could be harder with a longer trailer but might be something to consider if it's possible.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:05 PM   #18
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We had this problem also. We were told welding skid wheels on the frame invalidates the frame warranty. We ended up excavating and changing the approach to the driveway.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:53 AM   #19
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If I had to dig up my driveway to level the grade I would have sold the Beast. I've been using skid wheels for 3 years without issue. Maybe I've just gotten lucky? These frames are Lippert, but not made of tissue paper and a momentary unweighting of the rear wheels (not off the ground) at a slow speed has solved our approach problem. The biggest complaint is that my spare tire had to be relocated to the front compartment since it would hit the driveway no matter what I did.
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If I had to dig up my driveway to level the grade I would have sold the Beast. I've been using skid wheels for 3 years without issue. Maybe I've just gotten lucky? These frames are Lippert, but not made of tissue paper and a momentary unweighting of the rear wheels (not off the ground) at a slow speed has solved our approach problem. The biggest complaint is that my spare tire had to be relocated to the front compartment since it would hit the driveway no matter what I did.
I think you have lost sight of the fact the OP has a Rockwood unit,your CC frame is not even in the same league as Rockwood! Yes they are still made by Lippert, but they make (Light & Heavy Duty) frames,Rockwood is in the (Light) area! Youroo!!
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