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Old 08-16-2022, 02:49 PM   #1
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Levelling Jacks

In the next couple of days I will get to do my first under the coach repair. My plan is to use the passenger side levelling jacks to raise that side of the coach. Will use some sturdy jack stands, wheel chocks, and rubber jack pads for safety.

My question is, is it a common use of the levelers by others. Any safety or other concerns?
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Old 08-16-2022, 02:59 PM   #2
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I had 60,000 pounds house post.. cut them down.. use levelers to get up.. then house post.. chocked alln the way around and then pile of cribbing.. as you already stated.. never trust levelers alone..
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Old 08-17-2022, 06:32 AM   #3
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In the next couple of days I will get to do my first under the coach repair. My plan is to use the passenger side levelling jacks to raise that side of the coach. Will use some sturdy jack stands, wheel chocks, and rubber jack pads for safety.

My question is, is it a common use of the levelers by others. Any safety or other concerns?
I would NEVER use the stabilizers to raise the coach and then crawl underů.get yourself a hefty floor jacků.use that to raise then put jack stands under
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From a safety standpoint, the coach must be supported by something other than the jacks. On my 2015 DSDP, we got stuck and had to use the jacks to raise the coach enough to prop the front tire out of the sand. All of a sudden the front end came right back down and a stream of red hydraulic fluid came rushing out. The left front jack line burst. So having constant pressure on those lines and jacks could become a problem. Those lines are supposed to hold up to 6000 psi and the jack pump produces under 4,000 psi, so it should never have happened... but it did!
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Old 08-17-2022, 07:44 AM   #5
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It is safer to drive up on ramps and then you have plenty of room under the coach. Here is what I made. I used them to change oil last week and will use them again soon to lube the coach.


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I'm a big guy, so I need a little extra height to get under the coach to service it. I'm in the camp of running the coach tires up on ramps. With the coach on ramps and aired down, I have safe clearance under the coach. While working under the coach, I leave it aired up, giving me ample room to work.

I don't think I would lift one side of the coach with the jacks, even if you intend to use blocks or jack stands. My reasoning.....when you level the coach, one side (jacks) are pushing/leveling while the other side of the coach is supported by the jacks. When just using the jacks on one side, you're lifting the coach with nothing supporting the opposite side other than tires that can shift.

You don't say what work you need to get done. Sometimes the ramps will interfere with area where you need to work. I've pulled the rear duals off of both my Dutch Stars using an air/hydraulic jack under the axle support. I used a 12-ton Harbor Freight jack. I used wood cribbing for support, once it was lifted.
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....Sometimes the ramps will interfere with area where you need to work. I've pulled the rear duals off of both my Dutch Stars using an air/hydraulic jack under the axle support. I used a 12-ton Harbor Freight jack. I used wood cribbing for support, once it was lifted.
Except for the example above of removing the wheels all together, the beauty of ramps is that you can either drive forward onto them or back up onto them. This allows you to get the ramp out of the way so you can work.
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