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Lifting the coach
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I’m going to build some ramps out of treated plywood or 2x construction.  I’ve seen many different styles but like the type that are made of plywood as they seem really strong.  I bought a Hydraulic 20-ton jack from HF and am wondering if I can use it to lift the coach enough to get the coach up on the ramps (probably 6-10inches tall).  I don’t want to have to deal with ramps. Then I will put the jack stands under the coach and maybe cribbing.  I’m pretty paranoid about getting under the coach and want it safe...
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
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So I have decided to head to HD and get two sheets of 3/4” non-treated plywood and cut it into three 18” wide pieces. Then I will cut these down to 60”, 54”, 48”, 42”, 36”, 30”, 24” with an extra 48” from Treated plywood. Hoping 24” long will be big enough to set the tires on and that 18” WIDE will be wide enough to get at least one of the dual wheels up on (maybe both) and have the tag hanging off the back of the ramp.
Is there any reason I should use ‘Treated’ for the whole thing? Will it be stronger?
I will also be blocking the front wheels and using my new 20ton jack stands on the jacking plates (frame rails?) or maybe the axles... I’m going to cross-post this on WOG and see what kind of responses I get there also...
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40


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