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Old 08-04-2021, 09:12 PM   #1
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Jack Stand Placement

Where is the proper placement of blocks or jack stand when working under coach?
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Old 08-04-2021, 10:39 PM   #2
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i personally run it up on blocks, I have seen repair guys put it under the hitch but I think that s more symbolic than anything.
The proper place is on the frame rails as it is the settling of whole coach that gets a little thin down there.
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What jack stands are you using? Rating?
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We don't use jack stands but the coach gets aired up with the HWH system and blocks of wood are placed above the half-leaf spring adjacent to the air bag and the frame. They jam in there pretty good. In addition wooden blocks are placed on top of the tires as kind of a secondary safety. In the back I place a 10 T bottle jack under the hitch and also put blocks on top of the rear tires.
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Just remember jack stands are rated in pairs for capacity. We use 2x12s and build ramps 5 boards high.
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Where is the proper placement of blocks or jack stand when working under coach?
When using stands, you always want to get under the frame rail when ever possible. This is the strongest and most stable point and once seated and stable, the coach is not coming any lower.

Wood blocks are more difficult to place safely. The frame is the safest place but is very high most times and requires a very high pile of blocks which can become unstable. Under the wheels is your next best place (I think) if you can get them there with the coach unsupported. This way you can judge better how much minimum clearance you have.

I don't say this being ugly, but if you are not certain, take it to a PRO and let them do the work. Not worth getting crushed to save a few bucks.
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It depends on the rig. With independent suspension the center asembly and the rear directly if front of the axle where the frame drops down. If a straight axle then use the frame just behind the front wheel.
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