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  • GleamB
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Raising coach and safety stands
I went to raise the coach and put in the safety stands to bleed the front air tanks. Every time I attempt this I vow to make extensions like Roger has. It's on the "list".
Today,  after running the engine, getting air up to pressure and pressing...

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I went to raise the coach and put in the safety stands to bleed the front air tanks. Every time I attempt this I vow to make extensions like Roger has. It's on the "list".
Today,  after running...


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I know when ours is high enough to put the 12" stands in when both front and rear brake tanks show 100~105 PSI while HOLDING DOWN the raise button. Actually, it is high enough at about 95 PSI or so, but it might settle a bit by the time you can...

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On mine I have to sometimes use the side to side arrow to get the front ones in. The rears always clear with the 12" just by raising.

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Maybe the 97 is different, don't know why it would be. I always struggled with the rear even at 11.5",till I cut them to 11" .This is with a compressor hooked to coach, both gauges at 120 psi.
But that makes sense, it probably settles before you...

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  • Keith and Joyce
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On my coach as soon as you release the raise button the bags start to slowly deflate.  I just raise it up then push the off button.

Keith

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I use eight of the 12-inch receiver extensions from Harbor Freight. With the engine runnning my wife presses the "raise" button while I insert them. Works well.

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On mine, the raise button stays on after one push. I have to hit the cancel button to turn it off. The side and front/back buttons need to be held down to stay engaged.

Rich

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I push and release the raise button on our 2001 U320 and it goes up.  When I can get my 2x2 steel tubes in it is up high enough.  Front is usually a bit faster then the back but it can take a bit.  Once the stands are in I lower the coach until...

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  • Pyolet
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Glenn, I have 12" safety pipes.  There's a pressure regulator for the front air bags, located up between the front wheels, and it limits the air pressure to the fronts.  If you are on a slight incline, the air pressure sent to the front may not...

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  • GleamB
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The irony of it all....
I found a guy to trim an inch off my 2 x2 12" steel tubes. No problem. Went back to place stands and get under coach to bleed tanks.... it's been a while.
I'm in soft, new gravel, so my front tires are sunk a few inches...

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  • Dub
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Wont get my big self under one without some back up.

  • oldguy
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This post is perfect timing for me. I was having a hard time to get the left rear bags high enough to get the blocks in. I thought
there was something wrong with the coach or me but I see that could be just the way it is.

  • Pyolet
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Dunnage...not too many folks know what that means brother....awesome.  Next time you're in Walmart...get 6 poly cutting boards that are about 16" long and 12" wide.  I place 'em under the tires when parked on the soft stuff for more than a week...

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I made a set of ramps for the coach out of 6x6 cutoffs. 2 wide for the front, 4 wide for the rear.  3 feet of ramp, 2 feet of tire space. Pretty amazing how much easier it is to get under the coach with an extra 5-1/2".  I also use a common patio...

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  • jor
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I have been under my coach with both Wayne, when he was at OTM, and Keith at MOT, and they scoot around WITHOUT blocking up the coach.

MOT did the bulkhead repair on this coach. It took ten days. Neither they nor the welding shop blocked the...

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  • GleamB
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Roger,
How is your water separator "set up" with the male to male? Where do I buy one?
Also.... where is your post about relocating the air tank drains. I want to do this. Bad design.

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Glenn, all the parts for relocating the tank drains are in my projects-ready-to-do tub.  I just ran out of time this summer. 

I use this in-line oil/water separator with a female air connection on one end and a male on the other.
Amazon.com:...

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Re: Raising coach and safety stands
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Be careful of the fittings you buy. Most shops use the automotive style. Nice to have extra fittings in both styles. Harbor Freight usually carries both styles. They all come in male and female types. I like teflon paste rather than tape.

I use...

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My Bad

I was talking 11" safety blocks, when the truth of the matter was, mine are 6 1/2" cut down from 7". I put mine in between the frame's at the limit pad.

Probably because that is how our aluminum blocks were made to fit when I was a FT tech....

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While full-timing, my initial experience with the air system losing pressure was an airbag rupture while leveling in a friend's driveway.  I was raising the rear to make the coach level.  This type of air lose is loud and rapid.  All the...

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