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Oregonbound 08-17-2014 04:10 AM

Rotating Tires
 
Is there a safe way to use the Level-Up system to rotate tires or is it best to have the professionals do it?

(searched but didn't find threads/posts about this)

Buddy Wallace 08-17-2014 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Oregonbound (Post 33709)
Is there a safe way to use the Level-Up system to rotate tires or is it best to have the professionals do it?

(searched but didn't find threads/posts about this)

I will never jack all four of mine off the ground at the same time again. I was changing to four new H rated and the rear axle drop down and forward, binding it. Had to get service out to get it back in place. You can only rotate front to back on the same side, they should wear even with our suspension system.

Dave&Ginny 08-17-2014 04:39 AM

You can rotate your tires with the jacks. I had all 4 off the ground for a couple of days last fall while I was working on the bearings and rotating the tires. last year at the rally, they said each jack was strong enough to support the trailer by itself.

Be aware that when lifting the trailer off the ground, the suspension does pop and make noise while the weight is being lifted off them.

lwg 08-17-2014 03:22 PM

When I had my bearings serviced that's what the dealership did. They lifted all four tires off the ground at once.

Buddy Wallace 08-17-2014 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave&Ginny (Post 33712)
You can rotate your tires with the jacks. I had all 4 off the ground for a couple of days last fall while I was working on the bearings and rotating the tires. last year at the rally, they said each jack was strong enough to support the trailer by itself.

Be aware that when lifting the trailer off the ground, the suspension does pop and make noise while the weight is being lifted off them.

Mine actually flipped around after the pop to where the rear tire was almost touching the front tire. there was no way to swing it back without at least 2 air jacks. The service man has been doing this for years and never seen this happen.

Buddy Wallace 08-17-2014 04:17 PM

https://www.morryde.com/aftermarket/s...system-40.html

This is similar too ours, the back swivel swung all the way around and actually touched the front side of the swivel arm. when I let the levelers down it stayed in that position and would not drop back into place. If it happens to you you will know what I went through. Wish I would have taken a picture. If you get it high enough the weight will make it happen, not counting the tension on the springs pushing down against it.

Buddy Wallace 08-17-2014 04:22 PM

https://www.morryde.com/aftermarket/s...system-37.html

This will eliminate any problems with weight, brakes or swinging axles. If I had only knew what I know now. I still will make everything right with my Redwood and still be under what a DRV Mobile Suite cost.

rob_fla 08-18-2014 01:41 PM

I am still new to the Level Up System, my question is when the 5er is leveled after pressing the Auto Level on the Level Up Keypad, what do I press on the keypad to raise the 5er up higher either put more weight on the jacks / off the axles or even high enough to remove the tires?

travelin' texans 08-18-2014 06:47 PM

Scroll through to "manual" then you can do whatever needs done. Right is the side your door is on & left is of course the other side & it will raise/lower all 3 jacks on that side. Front only operates the landing jacks & rear operates the 2 mid & 2 rear jacks.

rob_fla 08-18-2014 07:14 PM

Can you raise all 6 jacks at one time after leveling is complete?

Tobys Home 08-18-2014 09:45 PM

Sounds like you would then fall down.:blush:

travelin' texans 08-18-2014 10:24 PM

NO! Not recommended unless your hooked up to TV & I don't understand why you would want to?? You can raise/lower right or left individually, but not all at once. Auto retract will raise all 6 after you hook to your truck.

Oregonbound 08-19-2014 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by rob_fla (Post 33782)
Can you raise all 6 jacks at one time after leveling is complete?

Do you mean "raise" the trailer by "lowering" all the jacks at once?

rob_fla 08-19-2014 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Oregonbound (Post 33824)
Do you mean "raise" the trailer by "lowering" all the jacks at once?

Yep, raise the trailer by lowering the jacks all at once

Oregonbound 08-19-2014 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by rob_fla (Post 33826)
Yep, raise the trailer by lowering the jacks all at once

ok, because you asked about "raising all the jacks at one time" which would lower the trailer. Hence the comments about falling over and being hooked up to the Tow Vehicle.

rob_fla 08-19-2014 03:39 AM

Sometimes I post while standing on my head, so the world is upside down. :)

Oregonbound 08-19-2014 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave&Ginny (Post 33712)
You can rotate your tires with the jacks. I had all 4 off the ground for a couple of days last fall while I was working on the bearings and rotating the tires. last year at the rally, they said each jack was strong enough to support the trailer by itself.

Be aware that when lifting the trailer off the ground, the suspension does pop and make noise while the weight is being lifted off them.

As Rob_fla has asked, how did you go about this Dave? I assume you raised alternate sides of the RV a little each time until all 4 tires were off the ground? I'll consult the manual but wondering how you went about it. thanks.

Dave&Ginny 08-19-2014 05:38 PM

First I lowered the rear jacks and then the front. The beauty stands tall:lol:

Bill 10-31-2014 02:48 AM

Hi Folks, First timer here, (okay I'm confused) before I attempt it...what are the steps/procedures in lifting my RW to rotate the tires and/or repack the wheel bearings...??? Should the TV be attached? And/Or should I have the RW level and then 'manually' raise one side then the other...??

redwoodin with remy 10-31-2014 03:33 AM

I just auto leveled mine, then took a small bottle jack, and lifted each wheel at the axle.
Don't know if it is the best way. ?..but seemed fine


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