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Old 06-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Pop Up Leveling Jacks

Just bought our first trailer, a used Rockwood pop up. Been learning many new things here on our first trip this weekend. I know i use the leveling jacks to get the popup level, but once level, do i keep raising to get the tires off the ground?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Actually, they are more of stability jacks- keeps the place from rocking around when people are walking/moving in the trailer. Besides, most jacks are not stout enough to support the weight of the trailer.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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Use blocks or boards under wheels to level. Then lower jacks to stabilize
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Ditto on the above posts. I have a different unit but came across a label on the jacks that stated not to be use for leveling.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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I wrote this for my sister when I watched her boyfriend do just what you describe:

http://learntorv.blogspot.com/2013/0...-and-easy.html
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:33 PM   #6
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i also posted on your WH post.
DON'T use those jacks for leveling or raising the trailer!!!!
i bent our first popup's frame doing what you're doing before i realized i wasn't supposed to use them that way.

they are only for stabilizing.
get a BAL leveler for that. one of the best investments for a single axle trailer owner.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
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i also posted on your WH post.
DON'T use those jacks for leveling or raising the trailer!!!!
i bent our first popup's frame doing what you're doing before i realized i wasn't supposed to use them that way.

they are only for stabilizing.
get a BAL leveler for that. one of the best investments for a single axle trailer owner.
What is a BAL leveler?
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i also posted on your WH post.
DON'T use those jacks for leveling or raising the trailer!!!!
i bent our first popup's frame doing what you're doing before i realized i wasn't supposed to use them that way.

they are only for stabilizing.
get a BAL leveler for that. one of the best investments for a single axle trailer owner.
I found it.

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