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Old 10-14-2014, 09:22 PM   #15
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Yeah, I don't know if I would trust any of those jacks to support a heavy MH during high winds or a lot of inside movement.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:42 PM   #16
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I have found people this stupid don't take too well to friendly advise. I wanted to find a state trooper to charge the A class driver with unsafe operation of a motor vehicle to start with. Perhaps he borrowed it from a friend. If that is the case I hope owner sees this post
Unless the violation happens on a public roadway, there isn't much a cop can do. Traffic laws generally do not apply to private property nor areas off the roadway.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:51 PM   #17
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How can it roll with frame mounted jack lifting the rear and the front?

It may fall off of that stack of chintzy cribbing, but its not going to roll with those four jacks down.
Wet leaves, ice, hard packed mud,,, Not so much a roll but a slip or shift. The jack cylinders have great strength vertically but not as much laterally. Plus the jack base offers very little to prevent movement. Should the coach slip or move the cylinders will bend and can not be retracted. Not easy to unbolt a jack(s) at a camp site unless you carry a portable jack to lift the coach off the bent jack(s). It has happened.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:37 AM   #18
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Iv'e had a couple of stupid people.
One was backing a 5th wheel into a spot and when I offered to guide him he told me "I done this a hundred times I din't need no [moderator edit] help--next thing I saw was water shooting about 30 t0 40 feet in the air and him ranting.
The second that stands out is an Asian couple with 3 kids at 11 o'clock at night trying to back a brand new trailer they drove direct from the dealer, never drove one before and never camped before, no camping gear nothing. I offered to help and was chased off by the wife because "it doesn't take a genus to do this". Next morning they were parked about 30 degrees out, in a small ditch and left about 6am.
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How can it roll with frame mounted jack lifting the rear and the front?
I saw a motorhome lift his front wheels off the ground on a sloped campsite. It proceeded to slide, bending the jacks in the process.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #20
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Man, you guys are brutal. Not all people are as intelligent, or knowledgable as we sometimes think we are. If you are not careful "it" will jump up and bite you before you know it. Life is about learning. I grant you, some people do enoughf just to get buy, but some people just don't know. I was in Alaska at a campground last year. One morning a man approached me asking me how to check the oil, and air in the tires on his MH. I was glad to help him. We have to give them credit for trying. It's just me, but I would have to explain to them what kind of a dangerous situation they are in..
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:14 PM   #21
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How can it roll with frame mounted jack lifting the rear and the front?

It may fall off of that stack of chintzy cribbing, but its not going to roll with those four jacks down.
Yes. It might not roll once the jacks snap off cos the brake tires will then be on the ground; and so will the jacks. Sadly, I speak from experience. My front jacks didn't bend or break, but all the bolts holding the bracket they're mounted on snapped off.

I may be dumb but I'm not as dumb as I used to be! Isn't that true for a lot of us?
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I have found people this stupid don't take too well to friendly advise. I wanted to find a state trooper to charge the A class driver with unsafe operation of a motor vehicle to start with. Perhaps he borrowed it from a friend. If that is the case I hope owner sees this post
No laws broken other than the laws of gravity so nothing could be done by a LEO.
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Both these RV's were parked in State Parks which is a public place so I would assume motor vehicle laws would apply. Why else do State troopers drive the loops?
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Unless there's some criminal conspiracy afoot, the Trooper can't cite a driver for what the Trooper THINKS he's going to do, or for what it LOOKS LIKE the driver is planning to do. In order for there to be <unsafe><careless><reckless> operation, there must first be operation, and in general it must be observed. If parked, a MH is just a heavy lawn ornament, subject to all the rules and regulations applicable to lawn ornaments. ;-)
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