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Old 04-18-2010, 10:13 AM   #15
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After driving up on the ramps, inserting short lengths of 4x4's between the body and the stops on the axle are good insurance that the body will not come tumbling down should you loose air.

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After driving up on the ramps, inserting short lengths of 4x4's between the body and the stops on the axle are good insurance that the body will not come tumbling down should you loose air.

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Hmmm, I like that. What about expanding on the idea a little?
Is it practical to jack her up on air as far as she will go, then block the suspension like that and dump the air?

Just thinking out loud here... I run a leaf spring rig with hydraulic levelers, I can sit up under mine even without the jacks.
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I do all of my work over a pit in my shop. No chance of it falling on me. I can stand comfortably and do anything I want.
If you are only needing to do a small job or not something that will disable the coach for a while, see if a shop will rent you their pit. A little research and money can save you a 30,000 pound head ache. If someone trustworthy needed to use my pit I would have no problem lending it out just as long as they did not need it for an extended time.

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Hmmm, I like that. What about expanding on the idea a little?
Is it practical to jack her up on air as far as she will go, then block the suspension like that and dump the air?

Just thinking out loud here... I run a leaf spring rig with hydraulic levelers, I can sit up under mine even without the jacks.
Sure, that's what I did when I put in my DIY air leveling system.

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Jim, were I you, I would get sufficient 2 x 12 boards to build a ramp to drive the coach up on, raising it sufficiently for work under it. If you plan to work on the air system connected to the air bags, I would blow the air and lower the house to the frame stops AFTER the coach was parked on the wood ramps.
I have a floor jack that is supposedly rated at 2 1/2 tons, that I got to work on my one ton work van (with carpet cleaning machine in it.) but unless I was working on the suspension... I would just drive it up on a couple short 2 x 8 that I screwed together and angle cut (their about 16" long) made a set, so I can raise the whole front or rear... although my Class doesn't have any under body storage, so I can pretty much slide under it without jacking or using the mini ramps....
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Ah, another advantage of a gasser without air bags.
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