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Old 07-24-2012, 09:29 AM   #15
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We carry 2 packs of those orange Lynx levelling squares from Walmart, plus 8 blocks of wood. We used the Lynx pads under the wheels and the blocks under the levelling arms. My goal is always to get the coach as level as we can with the pads before we use the arms.

If you want to see our setup I have pics on the blog here

We have a 3 arm system so we use the front arm to bring that up (basically a front-to-back alignment), and the back 2 arms as side-to-side adjustments. We always keep back tires supported for the very reason SVTotem mentioned.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:26 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by SVTotem
The big reason for keeping rear wheels on ground is maintain emergency brake effectiveness. If those wheels are off the ground there is nothing to stop the MH from rolling other than chocks.
I almost hate to go here again...
And I have seen some motohomes with skinny lil jack pistons that i wouldn't trust to lift a smartcar...

But really, a 10 or 20 ton box on 3 or 4 big sticks is "rolling" no where.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #17
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John that block setup you have is scary did you have wheel chocks on front wheels, if it all slipped could do damage to under side.
Movement in coach could rock jacks off wood stands.
I have always been told never lift rear wheels off ground could bend front jack pistons.

Yes, the fronts were chocked. All the weight was on the tires, jacks were only stabilizers. Put down till they just touched.

I drove it to the top using more 4X6s as ramps. I built the stack with the coach on the ground with the air dropped. To make sure everything cleared, just for worst case scenario.

It was a feat I hope to never have to repeat. Especially when we get the new tag coach.
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