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Old 10-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #71
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Another Modification

My only complaint about the whole set up is that the jack on the lift is much heavier than it need to be. It is an 8 ton jack. That make for very slow lifting when pumping by hand and the the air motor uses a lot of air. I have to weight for the compressor to catch up at least 3 or 4 times to get to the top. What I am looking at is changing the left system from the jack to an electric truck camper jack. Most of these are rated for 4000 lbs and lift pretty quick and will only require the 12 volts supplied by the coach. I can loss the on board compressor and jack. That will take about 20 lbs off the lift and 60 lbs off the coach.

I am still looking for a supplier that will sell me only one jack and not a set of three or four. I will keep informed how this is coming.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #72
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It has been a while so I thought an update was in order. We have used the lift for several more trips including a recent trip to Estes Park, Co. Still no problems with the coach or the lift. The rig has about 13,000 miles on it and only a couple of minor problems.

The vent valve on the Sani-flush system started leaking and there was a leak in the washer dryer caused by the detergent tray. Both were repaired under warranty and there have been no other issues. We are still very happy with coach.

I would still like to change the lifting method on the lift to and electric jack but so far the only source for a single jack has been the manufacturer and they want $1200. Since a complete set of 4 with controls is only about $2,000, I think that is a little steep. The original lift works OK but it uses a tremendous amount of air and is very slow, not mention having to power to compressor and wait for the tank to build up. The entire process takes about 10 minutes. Doesn't sound like much until you have to wait for the process.
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