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Old 04-10-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Did you know your hwh jacks can lift your rig

Howdy y'all,
Did you know your HWH jacks can lift your 38-9' rig OFF OF THE GROUND?? I didn't, until I was @ Wal-
Mart in Brownwood, Texas last week and saw Monaco, on asphalt with ALL OF IT'S TIRES OFF THE SURFACE !!!!!!! FOLKS, THATZ WHAT GETS US RUN-OFF FROM OUR FREE PARKING!!! And this guy wasn't even in the RV area of the parking lot HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE, although @ the end, where incoming traffic had to dodge it !!!!
Please, remember the RVrs(Escapees)code 'Be nice, do no harm & leave it cleaner than you found it.'

Smooth roads & balmy breezes !!!!!!!!
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Power gear can too if your rig is not overloaded.

Got the rig positioned on the site today. Set the brake,pushed jack button and dang near fainted.....Rig was already level.. Just dropped 'em to stableize.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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Got the rig positioned on the site today. Set the brake,pushed jack button and dang near fainted.....Rig was already level.. Just dropped 'em to stableize.

Now you went and used that up so early in the year....all down hill from here.
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We had a Monaco Diplomat and I would use the jacks to raise the front so I could easily change the oil & filter. Used jack stands of course for safety.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #5
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I had read to "never lift the tires off the ground with the jacks" so imagine my surprise when I took my rig in to have the front wheel bearings changed to oil bath and the MH shop put a heavy steel "box" about 8 x 8 inches under my front jack, then raised the entire front end so both tires were 3-4 inches off the ground! I was told that the jack would easily support the front end and it was SOP for them - They had the steel box fabricated to allow extra lift. Sure saved them a lot of time (and me money with the shop rates).
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Of course they can lift the entire MH off the ground. But, if you have HWH levelers be prepared for the whole coach to slide forward off the lifts . Setting the brakes or putting it in Park isn't going to help the situation. By all means, do not crawl under it unless you use jack stands.
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Yes I know the jacks will pick up the whole rig. Several years ago, while trying to level the mh, I picked up the back too far and it rolled forward and almost hit dw Jeep, which was parked in front. Man did I catch H*** for that !!!!!
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Of course they can lift the entire MH off the ground. But, if you have HWH levelers be prepared for the whole coach to slide forward off the lifts . Setting the brakes or putting it in Park isn't going to help the situation. By all means, do not crawl under it unless you use jack stands.
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Yes I know the jacks will pick up the whole rig. Several years ago, while trying to level the mh, I picked up the back too far and it rolled forward and almost hit dw Jeep, which was parked in front. Man did I catch H*** for that !!!!!
I've read this so many times on these forums, it just isn't hardly funny anymore. How the heck can a 15 ton box standing on STILTS roll anywhere?

3 8" round jack pads supporting 33,000 pounds, works out to 440 pounds per square inch. And once she's up in the air, there ain't no level and there ain't no downhill. She ain't moving guys, no way.
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I've read this so many times on these forums, it just isn't hardly funny anymore. How the heck can a 15 ton box standing on STILTS roll anywhere?

3 8" round jack pads supporting 33,000 pounds, works out to 440 pounds per square inch. And once she's up in the air, there ain't no level and there ain't no downhill. She ain't moving guys, no way.

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I won't argue over this but my MH slipped off the jacks just 10 seconds after I crawled out from under it. It made a believer out of me. I personally know of two others that have done the same thing while jacked up on all four. If you want to risk your body under there, then go ahead. I'll stick to jack stands or blocks under the wheels.
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I would never even give it a chance to see if it will roll off the jacks. When I lift the rear off the ground I always block the front wheels and never lift all corners at the same time.
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Howdy y'all,
It surprised me that they would lift ALL of the coach, BUT THAT WASN'T WHAT THE MAIN POINT WAS!!!!!!! IT WAS ON THE ASPHALT PARKING LOT
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WALMART PARKING SPACES!!!!!!!!! SICK BIRD!!!!!!!

THIS IS WHY WE(RVRS) GET RUNOFF OF PARKING LOTS!!!!!!!!!!
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He wasn't doing a brake job, was he?

You're right, proper walmart etiquette does not include popping out the slides and leveling your rig.
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He wasn't doing a brake job, was he?

You're right, proper walmart etiquette does not include popping out the slides and leveling your rig.
I knew that was the original intent of the OP, to criticize using jacks when at Wal-Mart. I am curious as to whom created the proper Wal-Mart etiquette regarding jacks and slides. The store management, along with common sense on a hot day, should determine that.
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