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Bottle Jack
#21
I have the HF 20 T air/hydraulic jack , does a great job . Your 3/8 pads should be up for the job as well , thicker than the one I use on Bama dirt/ gravel . I went with 4X6 treated pine from HD for cribbing . 
Good luck and be safe !!
Chris
1986 #89
VIN 007
Detroit 8V92 TA 475 HP
Allison four speed 
Chris and Sharon Hand
#22
Thanks for all the advice! There is a place called Metal SuperMarket near me so I went down yesterday and ordered 1/4” plate with a 1 inch hole drilled in it... cost about $75 for a 2x2 section ...
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
#23
Reviving this thread - I was talking to Newell about the correct jack stand placement and they recommended to place them under the drive axle (I have two 22-ton jack stands).  To get under the coach wouldn’t I want the stands to be supporting the body/frame of the coach? If so where is the best place to put them? There are two flat places that make sense but the forward position one has much thinner metal than the one in front/part of the trailing arm/torsion bar (or whatever that suspension piece is)


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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
#24
Definitely NOT the drive axle, that does nothing to prevent the coach coming down on you.

The pad in the picture you posted is NOT correct. Look to the right of the picture at the beefier square pad below where the radius arms from the suspension attach. That is the pad I use.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#25
Reviving this jacked up thread :-). Where should we position the jack stands in the front of the coach?
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
#26
Timely manner as I too, ordered a pair of air/hydraulic jacks and OTC stands a while back. Once the coach comes home, I want to do a few under the bus things. This is where I don’t mind throwing myself under the bus as they say!

Also, I completely agree that I would not put undue stress on the rear axle tube and it also does nothing to prevent the vehicle from airing the body back down on you on an inadvertent air loss. Blocking or jacking the axle for maintenance work after the body is supported is the way I would go.

But yes, inquiring minds are curious as to jack and cribbing locations.

I will post pics later of what I made for cribbing using a leftover support beam that I liquid nailed two sections together and lag bolted them for more mass support.
--Simon
1993 8v92TA #312


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