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Old 08-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Front jacks down with 5th wheel hitched to truck for overnight parking

Other half insists on bring front jacks on 5th wheel) down while hitched up overnight (as well as rear) for stability.
I wonder if that put strain on the pin?
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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I do it when Im traveling as long as we are in a level spot.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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I do it when Im traveling as long as we are in a level spot.
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I would think it would take weight off of the pin. I have done this in our TT on long trips when we pull into a spot around supper and leave the next morning after an early breakfast, just didn't want to take the time to unhitch everynight and then re-hitch in the morning. I completed a 4000 mile trip and only re-hitched twice.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #5
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We always did that when traveling and stopping for the night with our old 5th wheel.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:38 AM   #6
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When we stop in a level Pull Thru overnight, we always unplug from the truck, stay hitched up and let the front and rear legs down for stability.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:13 AM   #7
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When we stop in a level Pull Thru overnight, we always unplug from the truck, stay hitched up and let the front and rear legs down for stability.
Ended up in-hitching. 5th wheel too unleveled. Need to get it leveled out while towing first. Felt like a drunken sailor going downhill to the rear bathroom. Thanks for all replies
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Stands to reason that if your rig is level while hitched up for the road, you will automatically be un-level if you raise the front with the jacks to get the weight off the pin, as the TV will also rise with weight off.
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Trying to get an answer from Jayco. Nedd to know if flipping axles or adding spacer would NOT affect warranty
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #10
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Won't double post on levelling but Jayco tells me to call Dexter to deal with levelling
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