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Old 02-14-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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OK guys, Little help here.
I an about to lube the axles and the suspension. What's the best way to raise the coach? With the Levelers? They are rated at 40,000lbs. Floor jack? Hooked to the truck or sitting on the front levelers?
Everything is in working order now , I would like to keep it that way.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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I use the leveling system to raise the coach off the ground. You may have to put blocks under the jacks to give more height.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:30 PM   #3
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I use a bottle jack to raise one wheel at a time. Don't want to start another discussion on the EZ Lube feature on the axels but be very careful IF you plan to use it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #4
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Easiest is to use the Level-up jacks (was originally advertised as a feature until the Legal Eagles got involved). If you're on good solid ground you could do it without hooking to the TV, but if not on level ground, I'd hook to the TV for just a little added stability.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:15 AM   #5
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Can this be done with the slides out? Can someone that's done it explain the steps for raising. It seems you would do middle and rear on one side then the other. Or the fronts and the rears but not middles.

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:24 AM   #6
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When I repacked my wheel bearing I had all 4 tires off the ground for a couple of days without a problem. You can have the slides out if you wish but then you have to be careful not to bump your head. This could come in handy though to keep the sun or rain off you.

I started out by putting jack pads down under the rear 2 jacks and the mid-ship jacks. I put down the rear jacks first and raised the back set of tires off the ground. Then I lowered the mid-ship jacks. This left my front landing gear hanging in the air. Lastly I put the front landing gear down. At this point the trailer is completely safe and you can do anything you want to the suspension. The suspension does pop a little as you lift them up and remove all the weight.
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Thanks, Dave. Looking at the controls, both rears go down with one button, but for the mids you press both the left and right buttons. Am I seeing this right?

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Thanks, Dave. Looking at the controls, both rears go down with one button, but for the mids you press both the left and right buttons. Am I seeing this right?

Mark


To be honest I don't remember and my trailer isn't at my house right now.
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To be honest I don't remember and my trailer isn't at my house right now.
OK, thanks anyway. The 4 buttons are arranged in a diamond. Top front, bottom rear, then left and right.

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Old 02-15-2014, 04:07 AM   #10
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In manual control, when I press the rear button all 4 rear jacks go down - the 2 rear & 2 m'ship.
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