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Old 12-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Priusron
I beg to differ with you. My documentation states it is designed to do this if necessary to level the rv. One jack has the capacity to support the entire rig. Each jack is loaded at 1/6 its capacity. All cupboards open and close normally. The slides operate normally and close very tightly. The ffame undergoes much more severe stress traveling down tbe road than when it is supported my the jacks, which are designed to support it.
Well, not quite. They use jacks rated for each corner with about 25% overload. Just not a good idea to stay airborne on all 4!
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Mark, I think the other folks on this thread are talking about the automatic leveling systems that some campers and motorhomes have.

You're right about stabilize jacks, but these are different for the automatic system jacks.

automatic or not they still get mired in mud and boards protect you from this and more what I was getting at was it's cheaper to use the boards. Their automatic levelers coated with mud could damage them and I wouldn't want to pay the money to fix something a little prevention could have saved. Was also under the impression that even the auto levelers weren't really supposed to lift vehicle off the ground, ruins alignment on front end to leave it hanging for a long time.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #23
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Each jack on my rv has a 12, 000 lb capacity. I was a little off. That is still a lot more than 25% overload capacity. 12, 000X6 = 70, 000 LBS. My rig grosses a little over 18, 800. I think I am well within the design limitations
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #24
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The system is not really designed for sustained supporting of the rig with all or some wheels off the ground. Yes, the jacks have the capacity to do so but, as stated by Lippert techs, "do not leave your rig with any wheels off the ground, there will be some damage over time and if you are using the rig during that period while in that state you may do more damage than if stored in the lifted position". Not saying you can't, just not a good idea. But all that said, it is your rig and do as you wish. Just passing on info from those whom designed the system.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:25 PM   #25
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Instructions from Lippert specifically say not to lift the trailer off of the ground using their auto leveling system.. ????
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #26
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I think this post was long term storage not using system when camping. I would use the system as designed for camping but not long term storage. With crank jacks on long term storage you can level axels as best you can. Take some pressure of leaf springs with jacks. Leave slide outs in and no damage done. Just my 2 cents. If you are camping be aware of upcoming weather and make smart decisions. We use to motocross and this is boon docking at its finest. My wife would say why are you setting up here and I would say you will see. After the race we would pull out while watching all those below in the Mudd pitt
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