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Old 01-30-2018, 12:23 AM   #1
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Heavy duty jack stands for diesel pushers

I would like to get recommendations for jack stands. I have a 2002 Monaco Windsor 40' and barn with a concrete floor.
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I would like to get recommendations for jack stands. I have a 2002 Monaco Windsor 40' and barn with a concrete floor.
Something like THIS
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https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...0848_200610848

I have these 22 Ton stands. Inexpensive and heavy duty. The pin style is foolproof compared to the ratcheting style lock.
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Those are nice looking stands although they only go to 19.7 inches high. I am willing to bet your frame is already that high off the ground. Were you going to place these under the axle or so and then support it?

This always freaks me out getting under big vehicles so... I lag bolted two 6x6's together and made sets and mitre cut the front. When I need to get under my coach I drive up on these blocks. That way even if the air suspension dumped inadvertently I am still ok. Maybe the other coaches with out air suspension are framed differently or so. But, I always prefer to be on blocks than jack stands.

If I am doing tires and wheel is jacked up, I use stands and don't get under the lifted axle within reason. If I do then I back up stand with wooden blocks as safety. When younger we knew someone who was crushed and killed by an improperly supported batwing mower to sharpen blades. It fell and he didn't have a chance.
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Those are nice looking stands although they only go to 19.7 inches high. I am willing to bet your frame is already that high off the ground. Were you going to place these under the axle or so and then support it?

This always freaks me out getting under big vehicles so... I lag bolted two 6x6's together and made sets and mitre cut the front. When I need to get under my coach I drive up on these blocks. That way even if the air suspension dumped inadvertently I am still ok. Maybe the other coaches with out air suspension are framed differently or so. But, I always prefer to be on blocks than jack stands.

If I am doing tires and wheel is jacked up, I use stands and don't get under the lifted axle within reason. If I do then I back up stand with wooden blocks as safety. When younger we knew someone who was crushed and killed by an improperly supported batwing mower to sharpen blades. It fell and he didn't have a chance.
Wood is just sooooo much easier whether for the wheels or the frame




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I have a set of wooden ramps too. If you need to remove a tire, then you need the type of stands linked to in the other posts.

I find that there is no place to put a jack stand directly under the frame. There is too much stuff in the way. So it's under the axle or drive up on blocks, depending on what your working on.
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