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shannon62

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Posted: 04/10/20 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone, i like to do my own work, is it safe to remove wheels or work under motorhome with just the leveling jacks down or should i use jack stands or wood blocks? Also do leveling jacks have a lock pin? Thanks for all your advice & keep safe out there.

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Posted: 04/10/20 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would never go underneath an RV supported only but leveling jacks.


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Posted: 04/10/20 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NO!!! NO! NO! Use additional support, such as HEAVY DUTY jack stands or wooden blocks.


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Posted: 04/10/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used the levling jacks only when changing a tire but I wont go under motorhome unless it had safety jack stands.

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timmac wrote:

I have used the levling jacks only when changing a tire but I wont go under motorhome unless it had safety jack stands.

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My theory is that I have to go under the motorhome to place the jack stands, so I only use them when I also need to work under the motorhome. For tire or other related external work where I'll be basically clear of the motorhome, I use the leveling jacks only. To be fair, even if the jacks on our coach failed while I was under it I would not be crushed. For most underneath projects, jacking it up just gives me more elbow room...


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My wheels only come off to replace a tire or work on the brakes, and then i have wood blocks under the axle,

I use the leveling Jack's to get more elbow room when going under the MH, but the tires always stay on the Ground
Jack's are hydraulic cylinders, No Locking pins


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Thanks for all your replies, really helped.

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