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Old 06-10-2014, 08:13 PM   #11
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You should not be lifing your bus to where the tires are off the ground. But to "level", the body will still lift quite a bit. We have the scissor jacks on the Class C (two on the rear bumper only). We have used one side to lift the rear tire off the ground to change a flat (changing a flat on the side of the interstate is just sooooo much fun). We used a long handled rachet with a socket & extension. I'm getting too old for that. I like the "redneck power jack". But we still haven't figured out our leveler situation. Still bouncing ideas around.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:57 PM   #12
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Get a set of wheel chocks too. If, for whatever reason, your rear tires wind up off the ground, you just lost your parking brake. Chock the front tires, and have some piece of mind. Frankly, my bus is all 6 on the ground right now, and I've got it chocked in place. But then, that's also 17 years of dealing with tactical vehicles between active duty Air Force and the National Guard.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:43 PM   #13
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You should not be lifing your bus to where the tires are off the ground. But to "level", the body will still lift quite a bit. We have the scissor jacks on the Class C (two on the rear bumper only). We have used one side to lift the rear tire off the ground to change a flat (changing a flat on the side of the interstate is just sooooo much fun). We used a long handled rachet with a socket & extension. I'm getting too old for that. I like the "redneck power jack". But we still haven't figured out our leveler situation. Still bouncing ideas around.
good point, I wouldnt try lifting the tires with these jacks
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:20 AM   #14
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We stayed in a county park once near Norfolk VA. The park sites ranged from slightly sloping to mountain goat terrain. On a walk around the rather large, fairly empty campground, we saw a 40 ft Class A with the front tires completely off the ground and there was a good 18", if not more, of air under the tires. I believe they had the front jacks fully extended. I've never seen how far the auto jacks on a Class A will extend, but this was scary to see. We just couldn't figure out why these people chose one of the worst sites in the park. And they had to of chosen the site. We chose our site (we were in the popup) and the park was (and had been) almost empty. I doubt if there were 20 occupied sites out of the 188 sites. But it was a nice campground and I would recommend it if any of you ever decide to go to Williamsburg. Just don't when a hurricane is bearing down on the area. The interstate just outside the park stayed pretty full to packed. We would not have gotten off the roads to safety within the 48 hour window. Luckily the hurricane dropped to a tropical storm and mostly bypassed us. Good thing about the sloped sites was the water drained fast and we didn't flood (we had to chase some of our stuff down even though they were tethered). The Class A was gone when we walked around the park to see how the place faired.

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Old 06-11-2014, 08:34 AM   #15
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On a walk around the rather large, fairly empty campground, we saw a 40 ft Class A with the front tires completely off the ground and there was a good 18", if not more, of air under the tires. I believe they had the front jacks fully extended. I've never seen how far the auto jacks on a Class A will extend, but this was scary to see.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:07 PM   #16
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I see a bent frame in your future
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:11 PM   #17
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I wonder...if Lorna were to post that setting oneself on fire was a bad idea..... would we see a post extolling the value of being warm for the rest of our lives through self immolation?
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I wonder...if Lorna were to post that setting oneself on fire was a bad idea..... would we see a post extolling the value of being warm for the rest of our lives through self immolation?


I was once told that if you build a man a fire, he is only warm for a night. If you set a man on fire, he will be warm for the rest of his life.
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Mostly because you don't know what you are doing
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I for one can hardly wait to be proved wrong--when was it you planed to complete your first bus conversion, pics and all showing us how it should be done? So far all I've seen is catabolic activities, when can we all look forward to some anabolic endeavors? I respect a man with all the right answers as long as he has the credentials to back them up. Just saying.
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