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Simpson9508 11-08-2016 06:03 AM

Level up question
 
I will be taking my 3790RD in to have disc brakes put on it. I will be dropping it off and picking it up the next afternoon. Can I lift all 4 wheels off the ground with the level up before I leave it (of course they will need to block under the axels in case something lets loose) and let it set that way while they work on it? That way I don't have to worry about them jacking the trailer up. If it is ok to do it is there any special procedure I should use to accomplish it?

bigskyjimmy 11-08-2016 06:31 AM

I have had 2 Monty's with level up and lifted the wheels off the ground too many times to count to grease to bearings, change tires ,Brakes and sometimes a site is so un level one side when come off the ground, those 6 jacks are MORE than capable of handling the weight

bw2 11-08-2016 07:40 AM

I would expect and hope the garage you are having the work done, would want to place their jack system under the frame in proper placement while they complete the work. This would be a safety issue for the workers. I would not trust the level up during work, especially working beneath the RV. I know Morryde has hydraulic heavy duty jacks to lift RVs during their work.

CORattler 11-08-2016 07:51 AM

That would be the safe and correct way to do it ;)

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quote:Originally posted by bw2

I would expect and hope the garage you are having the work done, would want to place their jack system under the frame in proper placement while they complete the work. This would be a safety issue for the workers. I would not trust the level up during work, especially working beneath the RV. I know Morryde has hydraulic heavy duty jacks to lift RVs during their work.


1retired06 11-08-2016 12:21 PM

Lippert says no

vipermanden 11-08-2016 01:46 PM

Typical lawyer speak. :-) If after you lift the wheels off of the ground, you use four 2 ton jack stands under the frame as a safety precaution, you will be fine. Just like you would not crawl under your car with only the floor jack holding it up.

rafael33155 11-15-2016 04:20 AM

i i use my level system to raise mine to rotate the tire when i don't use the monty for a while

Art-n-Marge 11-15-2016 04:51 AM

Lippert will say no since that's the easiest thing to say and not be liable in the event of a mishap. Hydraulic systems are known to fail which is the same reason me and everyone else I know use a static jack in addition to a hydraulic jack.

It's all about how lucky you feel or how well kept and working your equiment is. Consider that when you are RVing and use the Level-Up, do you ALSO use static jacks to support the weight of the trailer for those number of days being set up? If you were gonna be setup for a few days or more, I would consider static jacks in addition to the Level Up as backup, but for a day or two for disc brake installation? I would hope the brake place would have the sense of adding an additional fixed jack(s) whatever wheel they are working on. Or all four at the same time since the Level Up makes it convenient.

NOTE: The static jacks should be tall enough and strong enough (3 ton?) to provide support at the frame of the RV not under the axles. If the hydraulic jacks fail, you want the static jacks to support the trailer at its frame not under the axles. The axle bodies are designed to support weight at the hub ends where the tires are located and trying to support a heavy load under somewhere in the middle might cause axle damage.


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