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Old 07-21-2017, 10:17 AM   #11
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If digging a hole isn't an option, maybe the inverse is: make a pile of rocks and gravel. When building such a pile on soil, especially soft soil, start with larger rocks (2+ inches diameter) on the soil and put smaller stuff on top to make it smoother. The site OP pictured looks kind of woodsy; maybe suitable rocks can be found around the yard. Some in the picture looked a bit angular or sharp; it's probably good to minimize use of those to avoid having one get turned pointy end up and puncturing a tire.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:57 PM   #12
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ive had the same problem. easy fix but a hard hour of shoveling. dig under the tires lol. thats what i did. then when i needed to get up i just made the hole into more of a ramp and out it went.

i had to make my front even with the back and dug a good 1' by 2' hole for each front tire and it fits right in. this may not help if you dont have your own property though.


Unfortunately I'm working with 4 of 6 tires on concrete...


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Old 07-21-2017, 12:59 PM   #13
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If digging a hole isn't an option, maybe the inverse is: make a pile of rocks and gravel. When building such a pile on soil, especially soft soil, start with larger rocks (2+ inches diameter) on the soil and put smaller stuff on top to make it smoother. The site OP pictured looks kind of woodsy; maybe suitable rocks can be found around the yard. Some in the picture looked a bit angular or sharp; it's probably good to minimize use of those to avoid having one get turned pointy end up and puncturing a tire.


Great idea! Considering this too. Avoiding sharp sandstone here is no easy feat, but I'm sure I can find something.


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Old 07-22-2017, 11:45 PM   #14
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i suppose driving it onto boards on one side, or jacking n blocking up is out of the question...
That would be my first idea too.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:57 AM   #15
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Ditto here. Why can't it just be jacked up and cribbed?
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Ditto here. Why can't it just be jacked up and cribbed?


My jacks capacity is only 2 ton. Wouldn't I need something heavier duty?


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Old 07-23-2017, 10:48 AM   #17
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Why not just work on it the way it is for now? Many suggestions have come to you and there aren't many more except for a crane, skyhook or a chopper to lift it.
My front end is 2 feet lower than the rear and it doesn't bother me to work on it. Yours should be a piece of cake.
Conversions do cost some $$ to do.

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Why not just work on it the way it is for now? Many suggestions have come to you and there aren't many more except for a crane, skyhook or a chopper to lift it.
My front end is 2 feet lower than the rear and it doesn't bother me to work on it. Yours should be a piece of cake.
Conversions do cost some $$ to do.

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I hear ya John, I'm going to contact my local airport for an available heli

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Seriously though, I've been working with it and it's... ok.

Thank you everyone for sharing suggestions!


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Old 07-23-2017, 11:50 AM   #19
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My jacks capacity is only 2 ton. Wouldn't I need something heavier duty?


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you can buy a 20 ton bottle jack from harbor freight pretty cheap.. or wait.. you are in knoxville right now right? I could bring you mine to borrow to get your bus cribbed.. when im on my way back to florida. (jack it up then crib under it then jack down)..

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as far as level.. I think having it level, at least a whole axle makes sense fro ma body flex point of view.. and for sure if its going to get a roof-raise.
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