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dougrainer

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Posted: 06/05/19 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

T18skyguy wrote:

FWIW, I use 4x6 blocks, 2x4's, and 1 by stock to build a platform up as close to the jack as possible before I deploy them. I figure(maybe wrong) that it keeps wear on the motor and seals to a minimum. Sometimes my jacks only deploy an inch or two. I figure it can't hurt at least.


jacks run at about 3000 PSI. making extension blocks changes nothing on the Hydraulics. What it does do, is give you more lift. Doug

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Posted: 06/05/19 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dougrainer wrote:

T18skyguy wrote:

FWIW, I use 4x6 blocks, 2x4's, and 1 by stock to build a platform up as close to the jack as possible before I deploy them. I figure(maybe wrong) that it keeps wear on the motor and seals to a minimum. Sometimes my jacks only deploy an inch or two. I figure it can't hurt at least.


jacks run at about 3000 PSI. making extension blocks changes nothing on the Hydraulics. What it does do, is give you more lift. Doug

Thanks Doug, I've had the jacks lift the wheels off the ground with my Greyhawk. I suppose I'm trying to baby a system that doesn't need babied.


Retired Anesthetist. LTP. Pilot with mechanic/inspection ratings. 2017 Jayco Greyhawk 31FS. Wife and daughter. Three cats which we must obey.

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