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Old 10-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #43
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Are they candidates for this year's Darwin Awards?
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:30 PM   #45
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What I see in your pictures are things that I was taught not to do.

Wayne, that is because you have a brain and were taught to use it....

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #47
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i think i can, i think i can, i think i can. oh cr@p! i know i cant, i know i cant...
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:46 PM   #50
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I didn't see any wheel chocs in that first pic. Even with air brakes they should be used. The parking break on most gassers just locks the driveshaft. You can still roll of one rear comes off the ground.

I don't really get the comment about having to put both duals on blocks. I do, but once you put the jack on the ground you are removing weight off the tires. Does not seem to me to be a big deal.
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thanks for the info - i'm looking for any ideas as i'm regularly in these extreme situations. here are a couple more pics from over the years:


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here's another one from just the other day in Brentwood. these parking situations i'm often in are pretty extreme and i need to do what i can. many times i can't get level enough to run my geny so i'll have no power for the day. most of my setups are for 8-12 hrs only. thanks again for all the input. i figured people would like to see some of this stuff i deal with. cheers!

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Could any of these be the same People who post about cracked windshields, leaking windows, strange noises while goin' down the highway, roof and / or radius cracks, and 'funny' noises coming from underneath (or somewhere) their coach?? Lots and lots of stress being placed on these chassis / frames / bodies while engaging in this tom*foolery ... it's just a leveling system, not a hydraulic crane. Monaco was sorta smart by using the tripod method of hydraulic leveling so the coach could 'pivot' on that one front jack when (they musta known) folks try stuff like this - less windshields popping out I would think??
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Wayne, you said everything possible about this subject. I'd guess it's that Marine Corps DI coming back to the surface.
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I use my jacks as levelers. Some times I have two down, sometimes three and other times four. I don't need to use blocks for more heights often. I use blocks underneath the stands when needed.
I have owned two motorhomes that didn't have jacks. I used 2 X 10 boards as needed placed underneath the tires. Oh, and I sometimes cheated and placed blocks underneath only one of the duels.
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Just ain't gonna do this kind of thing to my coach, I'll just find a level spot, mosey on, or leave the coach on the wheels. I wonder how tall a ladder he carries to get in the coach?
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