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Old 10-10-2011, 08:55 AM   #29
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Hi there.
The short story is that I bent one out of shape.
Enjoy the long week-end.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #30
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Stabilizer saga

Hi Bob!

Definitely, lesson learned... SO much so that I scoured the forum and the net until 3 in the morning last night and I am now putting together a bunch of checklists that I will plastifiy and put in a binder to use with a dry-eraser pen as well. Next time I do anything around my AS, I will have a reference close by. Until I face something that is not referred to in the bonder and then, before I do, I will research...

On a lighter note, I just finished preparing it for winter. It is cleaned inside and out and I am going out tomorrow to buy the necessary jacks. I will then hope that no floods will come this Spring or that I will have the time to remove it from the premises before it strikes.

As far as the stabilizer goes, I will unmount it this week and bring it to a metal shop to either retrofit it or unbend it (if the structural integrity is not compromised).

Thank you again for your helpful answers.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:33 PM   #31
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Thank you for the tip Lumatic!

I think I will try to unbend and see if it can work out. If not, I'll check it out.

Have a good week.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:44 AM   #32
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On my 25 front bed the jack points are labeled and have a rectangular aluminum plate ( shiny to contrast the dark underside). They are near the back close to the steps on curbside and the same distance on the other side.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:37 AM   #33
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Thank you Heavyjumbo for the tip. I looked yesterday and could not figure it out. I'll give it another look today.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:38 AM   #34
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As you can see by the bent stabilizer ,its best to ask HERE FIRST. There are hundreds of years of experience here. WE will not steer you wrong.
I use to SCREW JACKS on ours.I raise it just enough to take the weight off. The jack points are on the frame at the shock mounts.NO WHERE ELSE.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:48 AM   #35
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The ONLY place I use.

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Old 10-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #37
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Hello Roger, Marylou, Bob and dznf0g!

My problem was not asking to the forum. I had. I just was not patient enough...

I am very grateful for the numerous pieces of advice I have been getting from the forum on this and many other questions I have been asking. As Bob said in a previous message, "Lesson learned". I will be patient from now on.

Thank you for the tip about the shock mount AND thank you for the picture Bob.

Have a good day!
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #38
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The ONLY place I use.

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Been using the Robert Cross Method (RCM) since 1996 with good results.
The lift points marked by square aluminum patches never worked for me.
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Been using the Robert Cross Method (RCM) since 1996 with good results.
The lift points marked by square aluminum patches never worked for me.

I'm very surprised that you are familiar with the RCM method!!!

Very appropriate...

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Please, do tell: how would one go about to follow the RCM?
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Oh boy, now I really don't know what to do.

Sounds like I should put the AS on blocks and take the wheels off, but that's not why I bought my escape pod for. Just having the option to go somewhere at the spur of the moment means a lot.

Does everyone put their AS on blocks for the winter? For those who don't/didn't, did they all have axle problems later?
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