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Old 07-03-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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Best proceedure for raising front wheels....

Want to get the front end up in the air, either both sides or one corner at a time. The purpose is to check the front wheel bearings. Coach has auto leveler system. Sort of have an idea as to what to do, but advise from others would be a plus for sure. Thanks
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You'll want to put some jack stands under the chassis in case the jacks fail.
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Want to get the front end up in the air, either both sides or one corner at a time. The purpose is to check the front wheel bearings. Coach has auto leveler system. Sort of have an idea as to what to do, but advise from others would be a plus for sure. Thanks
Yes, you can use the front jacks to raise the front end. Do not do it with slides out. Do not try to raise just one corner as that will rack (twist) the chassis. Auto leveling systems are programmed to raise a side at a time or end at a time to prevent racking.

With transmission in neutral (or "park"), parking break set, back wheels chocked and engine off use your leveling control pad to do a manual air dump. When the coach is settled all the way, raise the two front jacks using manual control until the front wheels are just off the ground. You may need to put jack pads under the front jacks. And as Clifftall said, put jack stands under the front axel for safety. The jack stands need to be heavy duty.
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Thanks Bob...have a gasser so no pressure to dump, but you helped answer the critical question as to whether I could just raise one corner vs the entire front axle. Don't plan on getting underneath...just need to see how front wheels feel once suspended.

Think I will also build up a good height of wood so jacks won't have to extend as far.
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