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Old 08-15-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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Auto level question

Not new to rvs, but got my first 5er with auto level. Just set up, And realized, although level , left side wheels are completely off of the ground. Is this normal?
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I have had sites where one side was off the ground. It is normal and not a problem.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:35 PM   #3
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Kinda make the xchocks useless huh? Lol
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:59 PM   #4
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Kinda make the xchocks useless huh? Lol
LOL... Your right...

I have had that happen to me a couple of times and in some cases I could have prevented it if I had paid more attention to the rv site. In some cases if I had just realigned the RV more to one side versus the other it would have been on more level ground. (Side to side).

The nice thing about being able to lift your wheels off the ground is that it makes it much easier to change a tire or do wheel/bearing/brake maintenance. Don't need a jack, have one built in and Lippert says to use them for that in their manual.
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Yep, happens sometimes. Bothers some folks. We have camped for weeks with one side barely off the ground (tires turned freely). No problems. There is one spot we camp that I know the driver side tires will be off the ground more than an inch so I drive up on a board and use extra lynx blocks under the footpads. That's mainly so the DW doesn't give me the look
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So here's a thought. If when I set up, I don't lower the adjustable legs as far, ie. Keep them 4 inches off the ground, giving the jacks more room to work,. I'm wondering if it can't lower the high side enough, it has to raise the low side excessively. Does that make sense. ?
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So here's a thought. If when I set up, I don't lower the adjustable legs as far, ie. Keep them 4 inches off the ground, giving the jacks more room to work,. I'm wondering if it can't lower the high side enough, it has to raise the low side excessively. Does that make sense. ?
Sure... You can play with it manually. I used to try different things. Now I just put a leveler pad underneath each jack, hit auto level and get out the lawn chair! Easy!
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Mine seems to always level in a high position. It doesn't bother me that the wheels / tires are off the ground, but I do hate it when it gets the curb side that high. Makes the outdoor kitchen sink high and the step high. If we are staying for more than a day or so, I will sometimes retract them and do it manually. I can get it level without it being so high. If the high side is the road side, then I just let it be.


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In my class A I was never able to level it w/o front wheels off the ground...between an inch and a foot. My more recent 5'er often has axles off the ground. I believe it's normal, common and built to do jus' what it's doing.
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i have to ask this. we have a cardinal 5th wheel with the lippert level-up system (6 legs). it is stated in these posts that it is ok to use the levelers to raise one side off the ground in order to pull the wheels and that the lippert manual says this is ok. i pulled my manual and it does not exactly say this. but it does not say not to either. so to change a tire should i put blocks under the legs on one side and then extend the jacks to raise that side? DO YOU PUT JACKSTANDS UNDER THE FRAME AND LOWER THE FRAME ON THEM? DO YOU TRUST THE LEVEL-UP LEGS TO HOLD THE TRAILER UP? (a hydraulic leak would cause the jacks to retract just when you didn't want it!) obviously this is being done, but how safe it it?
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