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Old 10-29-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Decent but affordable jacks for leveling the bus?

Any suggestions? I've got a big one, full size 30+ feet.
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:18 AM   #2
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I'm using 20-ton air-over hydraulic jacks from Harbor Freight. These work well for me but are admittedly a bit heavy to sling around too often. The plus side is I can level the bus is about 5 mins after I get them under the bus and can use the air system to do the work.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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I'm using 20-ton air-over hydraulic jacks from Harbor Freight. These work well for me but are admittedly a bit heavy to sling around too often. The plus side is I can level the bus is about 5 mins after I get them under the bus and can use the air system to do the work.
Did you install these? seems to me they could be installed upside down and filled with a dc air compressor and find an air mount.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:57 PM   #4
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Bull dog trailer jacks. There is a guy on here using them very clean and a great price. Attached to the holding tanks. I'm copying him myself.
We just were talking about them in the link that was fresh grey and black tanks. I remember it being on page 13 or 14 of his forum page. His jacks were 7k lb units.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:47 AM   #5
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The air-over jacks are not attached in any way. They clunk around the back of the bus when not in use.

The 7k Bulldogs jacks would be ideal!
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:24 AM   #6
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Did you install these? seems to me they could be installed upside down and filled with a dc air compressor and find an air mount.
Those won't work upside down. The pump won't get oil.

Or were you talking about converting it to use as a straight air cylinder with no hydraulics? I don't think you'll have enough lifting force with just air to make it work.
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