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Housted

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Posted: 12/16/19 10:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Super_Dave wrote:

I just felt happier about having a ball hitch.


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    Posted: 12/16/19 10:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    Ouch! Now that hurts!

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    I wish he would have left his GoPro on the tailgate.lol

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    ACZL wrote:

    No tug test w/ legs still down!


    I said lift the front legs about ONE INCH off the ground. This way if it lets go, it only drops an inch and not on the truck.

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    TXiceman wrote:

    ACZL wrote:

    No tug test w/ legs still down!


    I said lift the front legs about ONE INCH off the ground. This way if it lets go, it only drops an inch and not on the truck.

    Ken


    I don't think the level up jacks will let you do that, in the video it completely raises one jack and then starts on the other (I assume because Lippert put a pump so weak that it can't be arsed to lift two jacks at once)


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    afidel wrote:

    TXiceman wrote:

    ACZL wrote:

    No tug test w/ legs still down!


    I said lift the front legs about ONE INCH off the ground. This way if it lets go, it only drops an inch and not on the truck.

    Ken


    I don't think the level up jacks will let you do that, in the video it completely raises one jack and then starts on the other (I assume because Lippert put a pump so weak that it can't be arsed to lift two jacks at once)

    afidel, you and I could both learn something if it was possible. Sometimes I miss the individual jack control that I had on my cabover camper.


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    I thought he said something about manual mode. Anyway that thing has so many bells and whistles that it may have a test pull mode.


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    afidel wrote:

    I don't think the level up jacks will let you do that, in the video it completely raises one jack and then starts on the other (I assume because Lippert put a pump so weak that it can't be arsed to lift two jacks at once)


    Haven't watched the video but do have the 6-point Level Up. You CAN get the jacks so that they're just an inch or so off the ground.

    1) Run it so that it takes 1 leg completely up and starts to lift the other to 1" off of the ground.
    2) Then run the legs back down and the 1 that's completely up will move first again; stop when it's 1" off of the ground.
    3) Pull test.

    My wife figured it out. She does all of the leveling system controls.


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    ependydad wrote:

    afidel wrote:

    I don't think the level up jacks will let you do that, in the video it completely raises one jack and then starts on the other (I assume because Lippert put a pump so weak that it can't be arsed to lift two jacks at once)


    Haven't watched the video but do have the 6-point Level Up. You CAN get the jacks so that they're just an inch or so off the ground.

    1) Run it so that it takes 1 leg completely up and starts to lift the other to 1" off of the ground.
    2) Then run the legs back down and the 1 that's completely up will move first again; stop when it's 1" off of the ground.
    3) Pull test.

    My wife figured it out. She does all of the leveling system controls.


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    I am not a fiver guy so did not spot why this happened? Anyone else? What a bummer


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