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Old 05-31-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Deb and I took our 'new(to us)' Bounder34j for a shake-down last weekend, all went well, until I pulled into the yard, in the rain, and sank the boat as it were. The ground had gotten three good days of rain by then.
The right rear is down to the rim; she will not budge with pull from the p/u. My question is will the jacks lift it so I can but boards under the wheels?

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Old 05-31-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Well we were down there in March and you folks sure needed the rain, so that part is good.
Yep, the jacks should lift it all right but you may need to lay something down to spread the weight under them or they will just jack into the ground as well.
Once you have it up you will need to put something under the wheels to get it moved.
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Jacks should be able to assist you.

Did you by any chance get any kind of roadside assistance with it?
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Glad to have you here with us. Sorry about your mishap. Your jacks will lift the MH just have something under it like a good piece of plywood and something to put under the wheels when you get it raised. Good Luck!
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I am quitting for the day. At least, I now know that when I get it higher, I can use the jacks to finish the job. Farmer jack stuck in receiver has it off the cellar doors now! front is going down, and jacks will not swing down yet! But I have all day to play with it tomorrow! wish me luck. :-P
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Sounds like your going to need some cribbing before you put the jacks down to spread the wight around at the point of impact so the jacks don't punch through the ground surface.
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Welcome to the irv2 gang, Don & Deb! Looks like you already have some great advice...probably need a bunch of lumber next. Congrats on your "new-to-you" Bounder! Hope your shakedown trip went well and the kinks are ironed out. Good luck tomorrow.
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Welcome to the Forum and hope you were able to get your rig out of the mud. Best of luck.
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Hi Don & Deb! Welcome to IRV2! We're glad you joined the gang!

Not a good way to end a trip! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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working so far

Well, I have the back up, left red brick and 2 by 6 x 2, right up enough to see the tread, but not out of the hole. When I got it so jacks would sling down, I find that I also have leak in jack hose somewhere. So I could not use them after all. Bought a 12 T bottle jack and lots of 2by 6, patio block, and cement block. Slow but it is coming out.
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