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Old 12-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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I'm at a camp site for the holidays just for a week. The problem is the left front of my coach is setting low. I have wood blocks under the left front jack which is helping a little. I was wondering if I would be better off driving up on a couple wood blocks on my left side/tire instead of putting wood under the one jack?

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Is this due to an un-level campsite or problem with leveling jacks? If site is not level and your jack is reaching max extension I think you are fine putting blocks under the jack. I personally would not put blocks under the rear jacks to avoid lifting rear tires off the ground and therefore no parking brake.
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Me thinks that if the jack is dropping down because of loss of hydraulic, then putting blocks under it is not going to help as the jacks will still drop down. In that case putting a ramp under the front tire will help the situation by raising that side.

If it is because of a very unlevel site the wheel blocks is a better way. Putting blocks under the jacks could end up with the jack not retracting far enough to come up off the block once air is dumped or coach settles. Check your manual on the jack system and blocks. My specific case says to not use blocks or pads greater than 3 inches in height.
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I'm at a camp site for the holidays just for a week. The problem is the left front of my coach is setting low. I have wood blocks under the left front jack which is helping a little. I was wondering if I would be better off driving up on a couple wood blocks on my left side/tire instead of putting wood under the one jack?

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Yes blocks under the tires are fine. I prefer 1X8 the length of the tire at least. Never jack you motorhome off the ground. Be careful not to tweak the frame.
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Is this due to an un-level campsite or problem with leveling jacks? If site is not level and your jack is reaching max extension I think you are fine putting blocks under the jack. I personally would not put blocks under the rear jacks to avoid lifting rear tires off the ground and therefore no parking brake.
Yes I'm on un-level ground on my left front side. I'm was unsure if its ok to put blocks under the one jack to try to level the coach.
Thanks for the help!

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If one corner of the lot is low, there's no problem putting blocks under the tire AND the jack. Just be mindful of your windshield? If the level is too far out of level, this is an exellent way to start/aggravate a problem?
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If you put blocks under the tire, be sure the block is wide enough to support the entire width of the tire. Blocks that are too narrow can damage the tire.
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Under the jack is fine, especially if it is up front. My front right tire comes off the ground when I level at home. Just be smart about it and don't get yourself into a situation where the coach could slide on the jack plates.
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The best way is to put blocks under the tire and jack, this way your front axle is not hanging on your suspension on one side.
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The best way is to put blocks under the tire and jack, this way your front axle is not hanging on your suspension on one side.
I agree with this except I would say the "best" way would be to move to a more level site. Haha
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