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Old 11-28-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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HI All,
Hope everyones Turkey day was as enjoyable as ours was!

Spartan told me that one of the most important things to do on the K2 chasis is grease the prop shaft every 3k miles or every 12 months whichever comes first. In an effort to not become Suddenly thin, I am looking at jack stands. Does anyone have any suggestions on the subject? I assume that 12 ton stands are the proper weight class, but never having dealt with the subject I thought I would ask.

Thanks for any and all comments.

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Old 11-28-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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HI All,
Hope everyones Turkey day was as enjoyable as ours was!

Spartan told me that one of the most important things to do on the K2 chasis is grease the prop shaft every 3k miles or every 12 months whichever comes first. In an effort to not become Suddenly thin, I am looking at jack stands. Does anyone have any suggestions on the subject? I assume that 12 ton stands are the proper weight class, but never having dealt with the subject I thought I would ask.

Thanks for any and all comments.

Steve
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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I'm not familiar with the maximum GAWR of the Essex rear main and tag axle. If you add these together and use stands rated for that weight, you should be okay.

I place the stands where I want them and then lower the coach until most of the weight is on the stands. The coach jacks remain extended and touching the ground with some weight on them.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:56 AM   #4
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Its a good idea if your going under your chassis, I believe we lost one of our members when he didn't use them. Here is a LINK to some different companies that have them. Have use them when adding airbag system to one of my coachs and touque bars to my gas coachs.
Your Essex may have to much weight to use them unless your on a concrete pad. My coach pushed jack base into a tar driveway took a little work to get out. Should have used plywood on base.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:14 AM   #5
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Steve,
The drive axle is rated at 20,000#'s and the tag is rated at 10,000#'s. I weighed our K2 the other day on a set of Cat scales. The drive and tag axles together weighed 27,060#'s with full fuel, 26gal. black, 0gal. grey, 15gal. fresh water.
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