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Old 12-23-2021, 03:22 PM   #1
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To unhook or not

Do you recommend unhooking for an overnight stop, and if no, do you use the stabilizer jacks while still hooked up. We're in a 38RLS 5th wheel.
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Old 12-23-2021, 04:32 PM   #2
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If close to level I will remain connected and just do a manual level with the jacks enough to just stabilize the RW before putting the slides out.
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Old 12-23-2021, 06:56 PM   #3
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We always did the same if close to level. Put jacks down manually and stay connected to truck for overnight stays.
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Old 12-23-2021, 09:53 PM   #4
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Same here. If close to level, manually put the jacks down. You don’t want to stress the hitch connection at the truck. REMEMBER you are putting pressure on the hitch in every direction but straight up, until you unload the suspension. A little is ok but just beware of what is happening. Never use auto level while hitched.

If you are not sure about this, unhitch.
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:31 PM   #5
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I Always Disconnect

Totally agree with replies you've received!

I always disconnect cause it's so easy. My previous rig, we used blocks of wood for side to side as electric landing gear only did ft. to back. Now I push a button, and all stress is off truck, we're perfectly level and very stable!

We have had a medical emergency during the night, being disconnected, we could get to help quickly. As an old Boy Scout my training was, be prepared.
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:32 PM   #6
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Just hook up water/ electric / cable & enjoy. I NEVER had to put the jacks down …. no issues. Next morning, disconnect utilities & hit the road.
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Old 01-01-2022, 06:41 PM   #7
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If it is near level, I put the landing jacks down until they just unload the springs so that the RV doesn't wobble when you walk around. For a quick overnight, we only put the bedroom slide out.
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