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Old 12-26-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Auto level Question

Hi all, not new to RVing but new to 5th wheel with auto level. After leveling I discover the at the tire on one side of the trailing axle is completely off the ground. My question is this going to harm or damage something? Like I said new system to me and I don't know if this is normal or if I should be concerned.
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Some people may be concerned i am not one of them. If the spot i am in is un level enough to lift the tires off the ground on one side it does not bother me at all. I even used my auto level to lift the unit off the tires when I greased the bearings.
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First off welcome. What 5th wheel do you have? If you go by what the manufacture says, can't quote chapter and verse, but they do not recommend having the wheels not contacting the ground when leveling. In an unlevel spot I try to get it as level as possible, size to side, by putting boards under the low side wheels. As a result you will likely have to put blocks under the jacks or you'll receive an error message for out of stroke as it tries to level. That's been my experience and my input to answer your question.
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Happens to us often. I donít usually put anything under the tires to level first unless itís glaringly obvious that itís a very uneven surface. Kind of negates having auto level. I do always put blocks under the jacks to avoid out of stroke errors. Thereís so little flex to the suspension it doesnít take a very uneven surface to get a wheel or two airborne/barely touching ground. I too have used it to get a tire off.
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Get some Andersen Levelers for those situations where need to
elevate the tires to level - they work well with our fifth wheel.
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First off welcome. What 5th wheel do you have? If you go by what the manufacture says, can't quote chapter and verse, but they do not recommend having the wheels not contacting the ground when leveling. In an unlevel spot I try to get it as level as possible, size to side, by putting boards under the low side wheels. As a result you will likely have to put blocks under the jacks or you'll receive an error message for out of stroke as it tries to level. That's been my experience and my input to answer your question.
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