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Old 03-10-2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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OK so I am hoping to put my new toy, 20v 1/2" Dewalt XR brushless impact wrench <grunt><grunt><grunt>, to use. I figured my DW was nice enough to surprise me with it, I should act like I know how to use LOL. My plan is to pull the tires off of our 36ckts and grease it up. Can the Lippert 6 point leveling system be used safely to raise the tires off of the ground while I do this?
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OK so I am hoping to put my new toy, 20v 1/2" Dewalt XR brushless impact wrench <grunt><grunt><grunt>, to use. I figured my DW was nice enough to surprise me with it, I should act like I know how to use LOL. My plan is to pull the tires off of our 36ckts and grease it up. Can the Lippert 6 point leveling system be used safely to raise the tires off of the ground while I do this?
I think the key word here is "safely". Lippert warns against such on page 2 of their manual here:

https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...ion_Manual.pdf
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OK so I am hoping to put my new toy, 20v 1/2" Dewalt XR brushless impact wrench <grunt><grunt><grunt>, to use. I figured my DW was nice enough to surprise me with it, I should act like I know how to use LOL. My plan is to pull the tires off of our 36ckts and grease it up. Can the Lippert 6 point leveling system be used safely to raise the tires off of the ground while I do this?
Yep. I do it all the time. Just raise one side at a time. Might have to use some type of block (I use lynx) under that sides jacks to raise enough.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:13 AM   #4
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I forgot to add I either do one tire/hub at a time, or use jackstands under the frame on that side. Just in case the hydraulic system blew a line. Also use tire chocks on the other side. Same safety logic as when changing a tire on anything else.
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:15 AM   #5
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Any time you jack up your RV ( or anything) you should always use a set of backup jack stands just in case. A few extra minutes can prevent a major injury or damage.
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I found on my class A that using the installed jacks (very easy) required lifting the rig very high to get the tire off the ground because of the slack in the suspension so I reverted to using a bottle jack.
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Anybody know the exact socket size for the lug nuts? Please don't tell me they're metric. Apparently they're not 7/8 and everything smaller seems to be too small. Also any tips for getting them freed? My impact just said "Yeah whatever"
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Try a 13/16". My air gun will zip them off even with the tire off the ground. If your's won't, put pressure on the tire when you zap it.
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13/16 was too small
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Time to go to Harbor Freight and get some metric sockets

Also, if your lug nuts have the decorative skin on them, no socket seems to work perfectly. I got rid of those lug nuts and went to chromed solid steel ones.
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Yeah I guess so, What do the decorative skin ones look like?
And what metric size are they?
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Yeah I guess so, What do the decorative skin ones look like?
And what metric size are they?
The decorative skin is usually a stainless steel cover that looks just like a regular lug nut until you take them on and off a few times and the cover starts to loosen and distort. Then it gets real fun to work with them. When off, you can usually see a seam on the backside.

Don't know what size to tell you, there are several depending on what wheel you have.

I never had much luck taking off lugs with a battery powered wrench. I use a breaker bar to loosen and then tighten with a torque wrench.
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Yeah I guess so, What do the decorative skin ones look like?
And what metric size are they?
Just had mine checked at the dealer and they used a 22mm socket
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Time to go to Harbor Freight and get some metric sockets

Also, if your lug nuts have the decorative skin on them, no socket seems to work perfectly. I got rid of those lug nuts and went to chromed solid steel ones.
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My are 22 mm also, but they need to be a thin walled socket to fit in the wheel lug pocket. I think I had to get a 12 point socket...FYI
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The decorative skin is usually a stainless steel cover that looks just like a regular lug nut until you take them on and off a few times and the cover starts to loosen and distort. Then it gets real fun to work with them. When off, you can usually see a seam on the backside.

Don't know what size to tell you, there are several depending on what wheel you have.

I never had much luck taking off lugs with a battery powered wrench. I use a breaker bar to loosen and then tighten with a torque wrench.
X2 on breaker bar and torque wrench.
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Yes, Lippert recommends against it. Yes, I've done it. As long as you keep your body parts clear, wear hearing and eye protection, gloves, steel toed boots, etc., you'll be just fine. Seriously, keeping body parts clear is the only thing I would recommend.
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