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Fleet Man

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Posted: 08/07/17 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get some 2x12's and build some HD ramps, one for each wheel position. Mine are four planks high for a lift of six inches. That gives you plenty of room to work underneath safely. They are HEAVY but sturdy and will not collapse.


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"ricelake922".....I made wood ramps, 2"x8" lumber stacked three high into ramps. By running the coach up on the ramps, you can get under the coach and still be safe if it airs down. I found using jacks made it difficult to get around the jacks while under the coach. Initially making them takes some time, but they are a lot easier to drive up on, then placing jack stands.


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My coach weighs 33K lbs and I use 2 -6 ton stands for safety, I place the 2 stands on one corner at a time which gives me 12 tons (24000) lbs of safety.


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I'd suggest just go off the recommended weight of the jack stand... I mean to mention brand / type / model number online is kind of awkward. Whatever weight of your vehicle, just be in specs. And remember, it's not always the jack stand, but what is under the jack stand that counts too.


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OP from Canada (Peterborough)?
128,000 kilograms equals 58,000 pounds.


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msmith1199 wrote:

dalenoel wrote:

First, are you sure it is 128,000 lbs? A 48 foot new Dynasty with 4 slides is only 51,000 lbs.

That is alot of weight for an RV with at most one slide.


Just a typo, like your typo on a 48 foot Dynasty? Don't think they come that long.


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mogman wrote:

OP from Canada (Peterborough)?
128,000 kilograms equals 58,000 pounds.



yes correct but he said LBS GVWR of 128,000 lbs?

anyhow we all know its around 50K so no big deal

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We have a 2000 Fleetwood bounder, 36S
I like this idea of using jackstands…
Can I put them under the hydraulic levelers if they are in the “up” position?

Our hydraulic levelers in the front are leaking. They do not keep the RV level they constantly drift down. Now they are leaking.

I plan on selling the RV in about two years. I really don’t want to spend the money I was quoted $1800 for each. I was told the parts are no longer available and need to be rebuilt.

I met a truck driver at the laundromat… He told me to use Jack Stands
He suggested we put them “under” the existing RV levelers … (Once I put them in the position)
Well that is if they go up!!! [emoticon]. … I haven’t tried them yet…
They have been slowly leaking for 2 months. I have cat litter in the “well” part, I clean it out and replace every week
I hope that they eventually stop leaking
Right now I feel like I’m living on a mountain

Thank you for any feedback you can provide.

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Most of the foreign made jack stands are rated per the PAIR. Many of the USA made, and especially the older jack stands, were rated as EACH. Be safe and use everything that you have to be safe including lowering your levelers to provide a little bit of added protection.

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128,000 pounds is 64 TONS I agree with those who said "WHAT?" That is a rail car. A rig that heavy would only be allowed on selected roads at selected times of the year. and would require special plates as even a standard SEMI is only 40 Tons. My Brother paid a bunch as he hauled steel and could go to 80 tons but only on major roads.


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