Originally Posted by kingwood390bh
I got up underneath the coach(in 104 degree heat) and found the quarters very close. How could I raise the coach without the jacks? I may have to pay someone. Thanks
I guess you could buy some VERY HEAVY DUTY jack stands. Raise the coach enough using the built in jacks, then place the jack stands under the rear axle then gently lower the coach enough so that some of the weight is on the stands. Of course, you would HAVE to be on a VERY solid surface.
The jack stands (I would GUESS) should be capable of at least 12K lbs EACH. Your coach probably carries 17500+ lbs weight on the back axle.
Kingwood, do NOT take my advice as gospel. I am NOT an expert. And I am in no way telling/advising you to do this. (disclaimer)
But by doing it as mentioned above, you have one system (the jacks) "back stopping" the other (the jack stands) and vice versa. And would PROBABLY be safe.
The built in jacks CAN and HAVE collapsed SUDDENLY and VIOLENTLY. Mine did so one night and was so loud all the neighbors came running outside to see what had happened. Had I been under the unit, I wouldn't be typing this.
In my opinion, changing one's own oil is highly desirable. Just be VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY careful. You (and anyone for that matter) that crawls under a raised coach that is not PROPERLY supported, is begging for a disaster.