Originally Posted by PNW_Steve
When I was getting ready for my roof raise I used bottle jacks, HD Jack stands and cribbing to level it.
When I got it nice and level I patted myself on the back for a job well done. Then I noticed that my emergency exit and baggage bay doors wouldn't open & close properly.
I set the bus back down and the doors worked fine.
After some discussion with Asetechrail we decided that the c channels for the raise would position the roof in place regardless of whether we had the bus perfectly level or a little off.
We were right. We loosely clamped four c channels adjacent the four roof jacks. Then we started cutting. When we raised with the jacks we got the gaps all within about 1/16".
Everything lined up fine.
One piece of kit that has been handy is my Smart Level.
Well it just seems like leveling out the passenger side with jacks underneath and the drivers side on its tires is weird . The bumper looks obviously higher on the lifted side . The whole bus does actually .
And I don’t think that my slab work area has a 3-4inch slope in the 8ft width of the bus....
also even If i cut all my hat , and all thread the bus roof into the sky . With no jacks or having lifted one side or the other .....
If I have a foot gap In between all the hats then that’s level.... Or should be .
I just want to do this correct and really understand and learn more ... maybe buy a smart level . Use a plumb bob and really wrap my head around why or if I have to or not level the bus on jacks.... or boats whatever .
I know some have jacked the front under engine be cause the transition section cut causes the front to sag.
Side to side I’m not to sure.
As the bus sat unlevel . There was a lean on the floor.
Checking the level of the front bumper it was good.
Now I’m just really unsure if I need to support each 4 corners of the bus and then find my level from there .
Or that the way it sits now is basically level and good to go.
And about Colorado custom coachworks ...
I placed an order on 9/13
2 weeks ago they put out a Instagram post saying they’ve been busy and are shipping out orders for hat
08/19 - 09/15/19....
And there was a month turnaround time ... so unless my package got lost in the mail ... it’s should’ve shipped out 2 weeks ago. I have no tracking number and just looking out for the package when I pull in from work everyday is getting repetitive .
I know there busy though. And understaffed . They gotta find a solution though . I wanna feel a little more taken care of when I spend that much.
Also don’t want there company to take a hit