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Old 11-02-2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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I am going to buy a set of heavy duty (10 or 12 ton) jack stands for my '07 Endeavor and wonder if anyone has any suggestions as to brand and type - pin, ratchet, etc.

I also would like advice as to where to place the jack stands when I use them. My objective is to have jack stands that would catch the coach body in case the air bags deflate while I am under the coach working. As I look at the underside of the coach I don't see any points other than the front and back suspension trusses that look strong enough to support the weight of the coach on the jacks; and, if I put the stands under the suspension trusses then they do nothing to stop the coach from lowering if the air bags deflate. The strongest points look to be where the coach body sets on the suspension trusses but those points are too high to reach with a jack stand. Where do others put the jack stands?

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Old 11-02-2008, 03:21 AM   #2
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I am going to buy a set of heavy duty (10 or 12 ton) jack stands for my '07 Endeavor and wonder if anyone has any suggestions as to brand and type - pin, ratchet, etc.

I also would like advice as to where to place the jack stands when I use them. My objective is to have jack stands that would catch the coach body in case the air bags deflate while I am under the coach working. As I look at the underside of the coach I don't see any points other than the front and back suspension trusses that look strong enough to support the weight of the coach on the jacks; and, if I put the stands under the suspension trusses then they do nothing to stop the coach from lowering if the air bags deflate. The strongest points look to be where the coach body sets on the suspension trusses but those points are too high to reach with a jack stand. Where do others put the jack stands?

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http://www.brandsplace.com/0384-otc1784c.html

These are the stands that I use. You can find some that are priced slightly less but OTC is the company that makes OEM tools for all the auto mfrs. These are part of their "stinger" line. Made overseas to OTC specs. They do have a certification printed on the stands. You wont find that on harbor freight stands.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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Lew,

Hard to answer your question about placement of jack stands without actually looking under your coach. Mine is pretty easy in that there is heavy tubing structure associated with the hitch that I use in the back, and heavy structure associated with the generator bay that I use in the front. But my rig rides a good bit closer to the ground than most, so I appreciate the comment that your stands won't reach the frame rails.

You were absolutely correct that putting them under the axles or suspension components offers little protection if you lose air pressure.
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Wise man. Placing the jacks under the rear axle or front axle beam does not protect you in the event the bags deflate. Monaco uses an "H" frame where the air bags transition form the suspension to the coach and this is where you want to place the jack stands to keep the coach from settling on you. It will become obvious if you look at the top of the air bag connector points where they terminate at the chassis.

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