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Old 07-06-2015, 04:48 PM   #15
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by WillandJane View Post
...While the chances of anything going wrong are slim in the way your raising your coach...it only takes once while your under there.....right now I live in the land of earthquakes.... , should your stiff legs rattle off the blocking for whatever reason,should your hard world blocking split, will your stiff legs hold if they crash to the floor i.e. metal fatigue, not landing quite square, hydraulic failure.....don't get me wrong, we have all done this or things like it and you can bet, not everyone has not faired so well....you know it seems like a wonderful idea to put your stiff legs down and raise the coach to change a tire, but no owners manual recommends this either.

Hi Will, I am going to say that you are best off to hire your maintenance work done under the Coach with all those worries......Sound like "Destination 6" in the making.......

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Hi Will, I am going to say that you are best off to hire your maintenance work done under the Coach with all those worries......Sound like "Destination 6" in the making.......
Boy, no kidding.

I built a set of solid blocks, 11"x11"x11". They just fit under the jacks BEFORE I let the air out of the bags. Then, I hit the dump button but, the coach does not lower. It's already on the blocks. Now, I raise the coach so that all six are off the ground, just barely. I have jack stands in place but, not touching the frame. If anything should fail, that frame would drop about 1/4" inch and hit the stands.

Now, I can do a lot under there, inspect brakes, turn wheels so I can inspect drums-all the way around them, change oil comfortably without being squished, lube the entire chassis, and anything else. Heck, I even put my 7 gallon catch basin for the oil, on a Polyurethane Harbor Freight furniture dolly so that, when it's done draining, I simply ROLL that 19 quarts of oil, right out from under the coach, without dragging it.

Besides, even if I do spill any, the floor is epoxied so, nothing sticks to it.

It's nice to have that kind of height to work under.
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And I dont miss those damn leaky jacks one bit!!
Our last Dutch Star had HWH jacks and I never had one leak or refuse to store even after 13 yrs. I did have one pad come off when it froze to the ground, got it back on with just my hands.

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