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Old 12-01-2019, 05:39 PM   #1
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Safely working under the Coach

Happy Post Thanksgiving All,

Want to be able to start learning to do inspections and preform work under our coach it's an 04 Intrigue with 4 slides.
Where would be the best places to place shoring as I do not have jack stands for something this large. Also what would be best for the shoring.
Would any place on the frame do?
If anyone has photos of what they have don in the past that would be great
I have read some coach owners made ramps out of 2x6's or larger how high did you stack them for enough room to work once all air is dumped from the coach?

Just want to find something safe,
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I support mine under my Hydraulic Jack pads while retracted at the rear of the coach. If working on the front under my front jack pads
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I stair stepped some 2x12" boards. When I built mine, I made them around 6" tall, then I drove the coach up on the blocks and dumped the air out, then I slid underneath. You want to make sure that you have enough room underneath the coach so you don't get trapped.
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I made two ramps with 3 stacks of 2" x 6" wood planks, and drove up the front wheels on to them then worked under the front end. That was in the early days of owning the rig. Later I found I could do all of the work under there without using the ramps, plenty of room. 2004 Intrigue should have the same ground clearance as 2000's. Starting 2006 Intrigue has a lower ground clearance and a higher ceiling.
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I made ramps as well ou of 2x12's cause I like me a lot
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I am not sure what suspension you have but on mine i raise the airbags a bit then block out the center plate on the front suspension with 4x8 or so boards on the flat stacked. the rear i block out forward of the drive axle where the lower frame and upper frame are connected.I still keep the air charged but the blocks would catch an bag failure.
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