Originally Posted by Vince and Charlette
Maybe I'm overly cautious, but I highly recommend NOT changing your own tires on the road. The weight on one wheel alone can equal an entire automobile. Normal jacks aren't strong enough and having a solid surface under the jack is an absolute must. Also, the reason Ford recommends not raising the rear wheels off the ground with the stabilizers (they're not jacks) is due to weight of the rear of the coach sitting on them (60-70% of the total RV weight) and the lateral force it applies to the front jacks. Be safe...we'd like to keep you around!
First off they are jacks (levelers) not stabilizers. If the system is the LCI (Lippert) hydraulic system they raise (jack) in tandem (2 front, 2 rear, 2 left, 2 right) in manual mode and this is the mode that would be used for changing a tire. Each jack rated at 12000 pounds (could be wrong). The only warning I have seen is to not raise all
wheels off the ground. It is recommended not to use the levelers to change a tire but this is the way the garage does it for my tire changes. With that said, those tires are heavy and a real pain in the a** to maneuver so I leave it to the roadside assistance professionals. Just another input.