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Moebius

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RV and Campground Photos
« on: July 30, 2016, 11:07:08 AM »
I decided to start this photo album for things I see related to RVs.

http://imgur.com/a/Ycmaf

First picture is someone in a Bounder with the jacks down and the front wheels off the ground. Our owner's manual says this is a big no no.
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MN Blue Skies

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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 05:30:53 PM »
Chris, while I was looking for suitable campgrounds for the Minnesota Fall Colors Rally I noticed a similar picture on one of the campground websites.  Does the picture with the front wheels off the ground mean that the site is horribly unlevel? (BTW, we passed on that particular campground.)
A girl called Max, her husband Eric, Princess Kitty, and Molly the Service Dog in training.

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Stephen S.

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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 07:56:28 PM »
That whole rig looks high. I really don't think that extreme was needed to level it.

I'm thinking of making a simple stabilizing setup for my Class C. Two 2x4s, each notched on one end and curved on the other with a hole in the middle. The boards would go under the frame in back and be pulled towards each other with a tie down strap. Just enough to take the "shake" out of the rig when sitting at camp.
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grashley

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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 08:12:20 PM »
That whole rig looks high. I really don't think that extreme was needed to level it.

I'm thinking of making a simple stabilizing setup for my Class C. Two 2x4s, each notched on one end and curved on the other with a hole in the middle. The boards would go under the frame in back and be pulled towards each other with a tie down strap. Just enough to take the "shake" out of the rig when sitting at camp.
Sounds like a good idea.  Solid Physics theory!  I suspect you will need something much stronger than a bungee cord to get the desired result.  Let us know know it works!!
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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 08:22:42 PM »
Sounds like a good idea.  Solid Physics theory!  I suspect you will need something much stronger than a bungee cord to get the desired result.  Let us know know it works!!

The idea is to use a ratcheting tie down strap.
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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 08:42:28 PM »
But, might it be better the front wheels off the ground than the house burn down because the refrigerator is unlevel?
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allygerry

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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 10:26:51 PM »
Front wheels off the ground maybe, rear wheels off the ground never. Parking brake or transmission in park  on gas drive motorhomes do not work if rear wheels are off the ground.

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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2016, 12:36:42 AM »
Front wheels off the ground maybe, rear wheels off the ground never. Parking brake or transmission in park  on gas drive motorhomes do not work if rear wheels are off the ground.

The same is true for diesel pushers, the parking brakes are only on the rear wheels.
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Re: RV and Campground Photos
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2016, 10:03:20 AM »
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Parking brake or transmission in park  on gas drive motorhomes do not work if rear wheels are off the ground.

yeah, but 15,000 - 20,000 lbs planted on the two rear jacks makes for a pretty decent parking brake. The only real concern is whether the jack is capable of handling sideways forces as well as straight up & down. Often the "knee action" jacks are not, and some straight-acting types may be a bit wimpy too. Back in the day, I've heard of some bending when jacked up high and the coach is trying to slide downhill.
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