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Old 05-06-2014, 10:34 AM   #11
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One more question. I am going to unit this weekend to do this. Now I know that i will put in the slides and jack on the frame with a bottle jack. Should I hook the unit up to my truck or will I be ok with jacking with the front landing gear down on the ground?? Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated. Just want to make sure I do not look like the campground idiot and do something stupid. Thanks again

You don't have to hook it to the truck to jack it up but if you hook it to the truck you may as well use the truck to pull it on the piece of wood
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:37 AM   #12
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I hear ya but that would mean I have to disconnect everything (water, sewer, satellite, power,... I just want to make sure that I am OK jacking the unit up with the front landing gear down supporting the unit. Wasn't sure if that is a no-no.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:42 AM   #13
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It's fine to jack it up like that dealers do it all the time
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:47 AM   #14
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:54 AM   #15
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I think I'd hook it up to my truck to help with making sure it doesn't move. We read lots of stories here where people had campers roll on them.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:59 AM   #16
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I think I will do that just to make absolute sure nothing happens. No big deal to back in and hook up. Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:50 AM   #17
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My dealer places the jack under the U-bolts on the axle. I did this yesterday on my 320 to put in metal valve stems & to get the tires balanced. I put all slides in & it was not hooked to TV. I did have tire chocks in place. I jacked one side & left that side sitting on jack stands very close to the U-bolts, while I took the tires to my auto shop. I returned & did the other side. Everything worked great but my small 6 ton floor jack had all it wanted on each tire. That surprised me. I guess I need to take my unused 6 ton bottle jack back & get a larger one. It seemed the flex in the springs was no more than going through a large chug hole in a campground or the roads.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:09 AM   #18
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Goukats. Thanks. I thought I read somewhere to not jack on the axle. I only need to jack up to get a 1X8 under the tires. Thanks again for your feedback.
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I would personally just hook up to the camper, roll it the 4' forward to get your board underneath and roll it back onto the boards...

A heck of a lot safer and really wont take any more time than trying to mess around with a jack to lift the camper...
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