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Old 07-05-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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Raising rear of coach..?..

Anyone have any thoughts on how to raise the rear of the coach to change the oil.. I know I can use wooden ramps but that would be a lot of wood and very heavy and am willing to go that route .... But wondering does anyone have any other thoughts?
Do they make ramps?.. Do I need to ramp both tires on the dully setup...

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I do it with the suspension aired up, and I use big blocking under the retracted jack pads, raise it enough to do the service........and if the jacks should fail, it can only drop to their retracted position, which is still enough room to be under it safely.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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I made 4 ramps for greasing driveshaft, brakes. Get all duallys, and tag tires up (if needed).
I can change oil without pulling out the ramps.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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I do it with the suspension aired up, and I use big blocking under the retracted jack pads, raise it enough to do the service........and if the jacks should fail, it can only drop to their retracted position, which is still enough room to be under it safely.
Unless they fail, just saying.

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Unless they fail, just saying.

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Unless what fails? Hardwood blocking?
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The problem I have is at regular ride hight it's too low to get my fat belly under, when I get it high enough with the jacks and wood then I can't reach the oil filter. So I just let the flying J do it, just saying😎🍻
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I am lucky in the fact that the place I work at has a grease pit for trucks that I can use.
Prior to that at a previous home I had I made the gravel parking spot with the wheel tracks built up about 10 inches. The wheels would be up on the high spot and there was room to safely go under the back and front of the coach. It wasn't ideal but worked well for what it was.
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Use your jacks! Chock the front wheels, jack the rears, put two heavy duty jack stands under the axle and go to work.


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When I don't have the time I use Speedco for oil N lube service. One caveat though, they will not enter your coach. If any filter requires changing from inside the coach they don't change them.
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Hey Speed, I pulled mine in the driveway with the back over the driveway slope. No jacks and it worked great!
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I do it with the suspension aired up, and I use big blocking under the retracted jack pads, raise it enough to do the service........and if the jacks should fail, it can only drop to their retracted position, which is still enough room to be under it safely.
Sure wish we had jacks, all we have is the air suspension leveling.
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Sure wish we had jacks, all we have is the air suspension leveling.
And I dont miss those damn leaky jacks one bit!!
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Hey Speed, I pulled mine in the driveway with the back over the driveway slope. No jacks and it worked great!
I do the same. Works good.
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Unless what fails? Hardwood blocking?
...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.

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