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Old 04-05-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
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Lifting front wheels off ground

I have a new concord 300ds and at times the auto jacks will lift front tires a little ways off ground. Leaving this way for couple days at camp ground will it do damage to front end?
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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You are opening a can of worms. Run a search on this site for "wheels off ground" and get as many opinions as you can handle. Just a suggestion.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:36 AM   #3
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The coach jacks are designed to hold the weight of the coach without time limits that I know of. The front wheels free of the ground should not pose a problem however the same cannot be said of the back as the rear tires are the ones the parking brake hold.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:48 PM   #4
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Since it's a motorhome, they're designed completely different than a RV trailer. Having the leveling system lift the front wheels off the ground isn't a problem.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:50 PM   #5
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They leave cars/trucks on lifts for weeks at a time sometimes, so I'd say should be good.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:58 PM   #6
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My front wheels on both previous class A's were often in the air. I do a lot of desert dry camping and finding level ground isn't easy. I trust the auto level systems.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:35 PM   #7
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X5 on bubbles comments.... A couple months ago a thread started and went in every direction..and as many opinions...
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:04 AM   #8
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My opinion...remember where ya got it!

Front wheels off the ground is not an issue. However it makes me uneasy so I use Lynx Levelers. Rear wheels off the ground is a nogo for me. That is what "locks" the camper and keeps if from rolling. YMMV

Just as an added note, I have noticed that I can quite often keep the camper closer to the ground by using the manual mode rather than the automatic mode.

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Old 04-07-2016, 08:08 AM   #9
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My opinion...remember where ya got it!

Front wheels off the ground is not an issue. However it makes me uneasy so I use Lynx Levelers. Rear wheels off the ground is a nogo for me. That is what "locks" the camper and keeps if from rolling. YMMV

Just as an added note, I have noticed that I can quite often keep the camper closer to the ground by using the manual mode rather than the automatic mode.

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I kind of figured front tires off ground be ok and I'd never lift rear off ground eather unless flat. Didn't see can of worms coming but MAN! I've read some out of control threads on here. I love a good sarcastic crack but some have very very unique ideas. Tire talk is ridiculous And poor man that asked if he could move his TT around with riding lawn mower? WOW I had no comment but would love to watch. Lol
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:31 AM   #10
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I had my front off the ground last weekend camping, no issues. I do use some 2x10 wooden blocks doubled I made so the hydraulic rams don't extend as far down. This seems to keep it more stable. Try not to raise the rear axle as said before, that's your park brake and you risk rolling.
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