Originally Posted by Rick78EFI460
I would go ahead and study a good quality vehicle hoist to accomplish the task of lifting a heavy object that height. I think it could be done very well and safely too.
I shouhd have listened to you months ago!
When i get back to working on the bus, i'm going to get rid of one cylinder and use only 2. This should alleviate the problem i've been having with the jacuzzi not raising evenly.
The hydraulic cylinder idea seemed so easy when i first started, but like so many projects the devil is in the details. I won't give up on this project though. I've spent too much money, and made too much progress. Besides, watching the jacuzzi rise through the roof with party lights flashing, and smoke (from the fog machine) pooring out of the roof after pushing the button on my remote is just far too cool of an idea.
The other related project that needs a bit of engineering is the convertible ceiling. I've decided that having a convertable is much cooler than having the ceiling attached to the jacuzzi frame and just lifting in unison with the tub.