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Old 11-05-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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Off the ground

This is kind of tire related... the site that I am in is mostly level but with with the passenger side jacks extended to level it side to side the passenger side wheels are off the ground by about 2 to 2 1/2 inches. My question is should I be putting something under the tires so they are not just hanging or will they be ok like that. We are here for two weeks and I donít want to do anything to mess up the axle or suspension.

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Old 11-05-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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I still use boards to back up on even with the auto level system.
I no longer worry about getting it perfect but I do take the few minutes
to get my side to side close to level with boards before extending the auto level. I find the system to work much faster and much more accurate if I start fairly close to level. I feel its also less stress on frame and suspension.

I will not allow ours to be lifted off the ground for any lengthy time. I'm sure others do differently.
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:41 PM   #3
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We have been full-timing for more than 9 years and our first Montana with levelers was a 2012. We have had tires on one side off the ground for longer than a month MANY times and have had no problems. If I wanted to manhandle boards I would have kept the 2008 Montana we had.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:20 PM   #4
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If you don't like the wheels off the ground, raise your trailer up a few inches and place boards under the wheels and lower back down.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:15 PM   #5
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We have been in sites like like also. That is what the jacks are for they will hold the weight of 5er no problem.
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Thanks all, I was mostly concerned about any stress put on the axle. I do have some lumber pieces I think Iíll put under them.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:35 PM   #7
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Thanks all, I was mostly concerned about any stress put on the axle. I do have some lumber pieces I think Iíll put under them.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:32 PM   #8
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Thanks all, I was mostly concerned about any stress put on the axle. I do have some lumber pieces I think Iíll put under them.
Ours has been off the ground many times (ALL 4 wheels). I would not worry to much about the axles. I would be more concerned with the leg rams bending from the trailer moving too much side to side.
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When we worked for Fish and Wildlife we frequently had one or more wheels off the ground, sometimes for the entire winter. Never had any issues.
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