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Old 06-16-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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Is it safe to raise the trailer with the leveling system in order to lift a tire off the ground so it can be replaced?
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:15 PM   #2
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Is it safe to raise the trailer with the leveling system in order to lift a tire off the ground so it can be replaced?

The manufacturer recommends against it but there are more than one of us that has done it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:08 AM   #3
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I've lifted an entire side off the ground to repack wheel bearings.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:25 PM   #4
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I've lowered the jacks to get all six tires about 4" off the pad, then removed the wheels to get new tires and left it sitting like that for over a week...didn't hurt a thing!!

Have raised on side to replace a flat tire twice...but...had a flat on the way home from Arizona in March and for some reason the Lippert system would not let me lower one side far enough to get the tire in the air. System would stop when the screen said the trailer was just under 2 degrees out of level. Still haven't figured that one out. But was able to just lower the front two jacks until the tire was off the ground and changed it.

Not to change the post...but wondering why and wondering if a "system reset" would fix things?

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Old 06-24-2018, 12:31 AM   #5
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I use the bottle jack from my truck. Bought some light duty jack stands from Walmart too.
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:36 PM   #6
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I have been in campsites where one set of wheels have been off the ground. Yea, very un-level and no there was no way to fix it except go somewhere else which was not an option. Figured if it was okay after that why not?
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:47 AM   #7
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If you have a six jack Lippert auto-leveling system...its no problem at all!

Question might be can you lower the jacks on the side with the wheels on the ground, and then raise the other side to level and the tires will be on the ground?

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