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Old 03-15-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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Oil change ramp?

Hi, I have a FR3 32ds with a vehicle weight around 20,000 pounds

What do yall use to lift up the front of the motorhome for an oil change?

On level ground can I just use my hydraulic jacks and place wooden blocks under the tires or should I make ramps using stacked two by eights or are there recommended premade ramps? Thx
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:08 AM   #2
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I made mine for Forester class C out of 2x10's stacked 3x with a 2x4 stopper, works great to change oil, plus it helps to keep the MH level.
I made 2 sets so I could use them on the rear
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:20 AM   #3
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I park mine over a dip in the yard... Plenty of room to get under there, once I get past the front air dam! BTW I am 6'-2" 225# so I ain't no little skinny guy!

However a set of ramps made out of 2x8's isn't a bad idea, just make sure to chock the rear wheels!

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Old 03-28-2018, 06:31 PM   #4
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I made mine when I replaced the sway bars, shocks (rear) and added a track bar. Plus they work great changing the oil in my F350, which is lower in the front..I not a small guy either 6'1 222lbs...and 64
easy to get down, slow to get up
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:57 PM   #5
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I use my Andersen levelers... https://andersenhitches.com/Products...r-leveler.aspx
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #6
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Did you see the thread on Failed Anderson Levelers? You might want to rethink using them and crawling under.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:33 AM   #7
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Ouch! That is something to think about.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:41 AM   #8
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I just take a little pressure off the springs with levelers. Fumoto valve and a punched hole in the filter does the rest. Actually there is a lot of clearance even without the levelers.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:01 PM   #9
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I noticed an add on Kijiji for some free lumber. There was some 2x4, 4x4 and plywood... enough to make some RV ramps. I based the shape off of my plastic ramps. I designed the ramp in 2 parts so that I could remove the ramp once the RV is on the platform part of the ramp. I used a piece of rebar to hook the 2 parts together. I used them today. They are pretty ugly but functional. Click image for larger version

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Oil change ramp?

Very nice ramps. Levelers are soooo convenient and tempting. But...... there is always a risk, even if its a small one, that anything mechanical can fail. I had to build a set of compact ramps by stacking and stair stepping 3/4 exterior plywood to provide 6 of lift onto the dolly ramps when loading the Toad when I was dollying. We flat tow now, but I use these ramps to raise the front or rear of the motor home 6, which is just enough, when needed.
Zero risk.
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