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Author Topic: 4104 Leveling Block Locations  (Read 3707 times)
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« on: March 18, 2014, 01:19:31 PM »

Next month is our annual trip to the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The campground is grass on packed earth with hook ups.  I want to use wood blocks to keep my bus level. After a few days my bus likes to lean. Which points on body/frame do I place the supports.

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 01:52:35 PM »

Off subject, siberyd, you should have a NRG at your fairgrounds, we'll come! The scenic cruise to orangeland rally! Lvmci...
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 02:50:33 PM »

Lvmci, Hmm sounds interesting, its only $30.00 a night...........


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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 04:25:40 PM »

Why don't you pick some days in April and start a new thread, see what pops up? Lvmci...
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 05:07:02 PM »

I'm looking to work on an air leak in the parking brake and need to block up the rear end so I can get up underneath without "gettin scwushed"
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 06:06:25 PM »

I use some oak wood blocks about 3" thick. They go between the rubber bumpers and the frame or suspension. I have nylon strap handles on mine but they are still a pain.

The rears I can usually install (after dropping a few times) from outside but the fronts I usually have to crawl underneath.

Please be careful.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 06:26:33 PM »

Lvmci,

I liked the idea, but the wife just said NO! Her 2 votes beat my 1 vote.

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 08:18:08 PM »

Jon -

If you've got a copy of the Operator's Manual, it shows the jacking points in the rear of the book, where it talks about changing a tire.

Gus' idea of the oak wood blocks is a good one, just make them long enough so you can insert them w/o crawling underneath.  They go between the axle and the chassis, adjacent to the rubber bump stops.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 08:34:00 PM »

Would pine work? I got a 100 board feet of 2x6's.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 07:33:59 AM »

I've got four 24" lengths and two 12" lengths of 6 x 8" pine that I used when I jacked up my bus to install my tanks  -  you're welcome to borrow them if they'll do what you need.   If you want to use them, they're in my bus which is stored about two miles from the OC Fairgrounds.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 04:01:40 PM »

Don't even think about blocking the body.

At the advanced ages of these old guys you will probably crumple the body. It is a quick way to find corroded body areas! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 04:44:27 PM »

Lceni John,

Sunday I am going to fire up the bus and look in the space they are talking about. Will let you know what I figure out.


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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2014, 11:40:17 AM »

I have a manual leveling system. One on the front axle, since the front axle only have one leveling valve, and two on the rear axle. It consists of three 12vdc air solenoids-one normally open and two normally closed. The normally open is positioned between the automatic leveling valve and the air bags. When I activate the normally open, it closes the automatic and opens the manual valves. The other two are for air pressure and air exhaust.  If I'm staying over night, then the leveling system on the air bags work well. If I'm staying a few days in one spot, I'll level the bus with the leveling blocks under the wheels from Camping World (like big Leggo blocks) and then dump the air suspension all the way down to the bumpers. Less rocking when the air suspension is bottomed out.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2014, 01:24:25 PM »

Lceni John,

I found the points today and discovered that my arms are not long enough or belly too big to get into the space to use them.

Thanks

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2014, 02:19:04 PM »

I agree with RJ you should only do it from outside. That is insane to be up in there between the wheel well and the tire to put those in. One air bag goes down enough to tray you or blows all of a sudden or even a tire decides to go flat you are dead period. stay out from under these old girls if possible. If not only after you take the time to block the jacking points.

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