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Old 05-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Lowering jacks.

GOOD AFTERNOON GOOD PEOPLE OF EARTH.
TO DAYS QUESTION IS. AM GOING TO START COACH FOR ITS MONTHLY WARM UP. IS 95 DEGREES SO SHOULD BE FAST.AIR BAGS WILL FILL. SHOULD THE JACKS BE LOWERED FIRST? HAVE DONE BOTH WAYS BUT THERE IS SOME CONTROVERSY HERE IN THE TRENCHES. HMMMM!
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INFO. CORDWOOD.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Hi cordwood,
Why are you starting the engine every month? Consider contacting the engine manufacturer. I think they will tell you to let the engine sleep unless you are going to drive the coach.

I'm not sure why the jacks should be lowered. Like the engine, let the components sleep unless you are going to actually use the coach.
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thanks Gary. that is what i thought. read this somewhere, do not know where. so phooey on that idea!! c wood.
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I agree with Gary. If you want to run the coach, you need to get it out on the road for a minimum of 1/2 hour and give everything a chance to come to operating temperature. The setting running at high idle is generally not recommended by the engine manufacturers.

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Jacks up when driving the coach.. If you start it, drive it, don't let it sit sit sit.

Theory: A motor vehicle is designed to go rolling, rolling, rolling down the highway under it's own power... It is not designed to sit,sit,sit.

Fact: Many things.. Tires for example, Brakes, and even the engine, benefit from the application of said theory.. For example. Tires, flexing of the tire from rolling down the highway brings essential oils to the surface reducing or preventing cracking and crazing and dry rot. Transmission, Rear Ends and the like, it circulates essential lubricants geting everything well coated.. Brakes, brushes surface rust off the rotos or drums before it gets critical, lubs up the hydraulic pistions and cylinders if hydraulic.
Engine: Getting it up to full operating temp for a while (Which requires loading it down) burns off moisture that collects in the oil, and other impurities that can seriouslly affect the life of the engine (in a bad way).

So DRIVE the thing. and that means jacks UP.
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