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Old 03-30-2017, 03:04 AM   #21
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You could move your hydraulic jack legs down one bolt hole in the mount. I believe others have done that already since their coach was raised due to equalizer or axle or suspension changes. Just be sure to torque the nuts and bolts good and that you don't lower by more than 1 or 2 holes. You don't want them hanging down too low or you might scrape the pavement or speed bumps. That should eliminate the out of stroke error, and if using the wood blocks should help with the popping too. But I think I would leave the front jacks where they are because the truck height isn't changing.

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When we set up, I always use 2x12 x2 blocks of pressure treated wood. At least 2 on each jack and sometimes as many as 4 if the site isn't level. Between that and the Caterpillar Hydraulic additive, I can't remember the last time ours popped.


On another note ~ I keep hearing people talking about the coach getting higher with the MorRyde IS Suspension. Mine was within a half inch before and after and I know Col John's was/is also. My coach is 13'3" and here on the East Coast there is no way I want anymore height !!
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:11 AM   #23
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Thanks for this posting guys... I had no idea about the blocks. I will try that. I guess that kind of makes sense... It will probably get worse after we have the Moryde suspension put on in the fall because will add a couple inches of height, ergo, the jacks will have to be extended a little more presumably. It might get worse. SO glad I read this thread!


When I got home from Morryde last June, the lowered the jacks by 1 or 2 holes... it was very easy.. It may have taken me 35-45 minutes to do all ??
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When we set up, I always use 2x12 x2 blocks of pressure treated wood. At least 2 on each jack and sometimes as many as 4 if the site isn't level. Between that and the Caterpillar Hydraulic additive, I can't remember the last time ours popped.


On another note ~ I keep hearing people talking about the coach getting higher with the MorRyde IS Suspension. Mine was within a half inch before and after and I know Col John's was/is also. My coach is 13'3" and here on the East Coast there is no way I want anymore height !!

When Sergio measured mine, he ended up placing a 2" subframe between the frame and Morryde... so, I was 2" higher on the back 4 jacks..
After he was done, the final measurements had me within 1/2" of level from ground to frame
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Ok, now I've got to try and figure out why mine only gain d a 1/2" ....... hmmmm

Mine sits like yours, I'm level within a half inch measuring up to the frame and the axles are within 300 lbs of each other total weight front to back. Of course now, after loading to move into her, the next CAT Scale trip should be interesting........
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Ok, now I've got to try and figure out why mine only gain d a 1/2" ....... hmmmm

Mine sits like yours, I'm level within a half inch measuring up to the frame and the axles are within 300 lbs of each other total weight front to back. Of course now, after loading to move into her, the next CAT Scale trip should be interesting........

It really does not matter "how much" they raised it, as long as it is fairly level once done. After the IS install, mine measured at 13'4-1/2" to the top of the front AC cover ( highest point ) .. My truck was just sitting higher in the rear, making them raise the trailer that much more..
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It really does not matter "how much" they raised it, as long as it is fairly level once done. After the IS install, mine measured at 13'4-1/2" to the top of the front AC cover ( highest point ) .. My truck was just sitting higher in the rear, making them raise the trailer that much more..
I bet you pucker when you see those 13'6" bridge clearance signs in the Northeast.
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I bet you pucker when you see those 13'6" bridge clearance signs in the Northeast.
Not anymore ! N.
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Not anymore ! N.
Someone's got a secret?
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Someone's got a secret?

No,, no secret. . just cant live my life worrying about stuff I can't control. IF that happens, it will be bad, but nothing i do would prevent it..
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Except, maybe, going around it?
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Except, maybe, going around it?
That's funny, if I lived in a perfect world where the numbers did not lie I could plan for it and go around it ...

Now on the other hand, if the sign says 13'3" I will not be going that way
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Until I had an RV, this one on I-25 in Denver never meant a thing to me.
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And that's over an Interstate?! Sheesh. Time for an Infrastructure Bill to get passed.
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And that's over an Interstate?! Sheesh. Time for an Infrastructure Bill to get passed.
It looks like that middle lane is passable.. The clearance SHOULD BE 13' at the sign,, ( far middle lane/shoulder) Since the bridge clearly curves upwards towards the middle lanes

AND I SAID "SHOULD". .
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It looks like that middle lane is passable.. The clearance SHOULD BE 13' at the sign,, ( far middle lane/shoulder) Since the bridge clearly curves upwards towards the middle lanes

AND I SAID "SHOULD". .
It is. When they widened the interstate they put lanes into the outer edges. You can see where trucks have already hit it several times.

Last summer I ran over a tire remnant a few miles before that which busted my cooling line to the DEF and my engine went into limp mode as I approached that bridge in the middle. I had no good feeling about stalling in the middle of that highway in bumper to bump traffic. I made it through the bridge, then was able to get off to the right before my cummins shut me right down.
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Joe - the other fun ones in our neck of the woods are going to Hershey cutting over US 30 from Harrisburg and coming around a corner and it says 13'1" in the right lane about 500' ahead ........

Oh, and the same on the Turnpike, I-76, going west of Bedford. I learned real fast that if a truck changes lanes or stays in a lane, follow it, they did it for a reason !
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Joe - the other fun ones in our neck of the woods are going to Hershey cutting over US 30 from Harrisburg and coming around a corner and it says 13'1" in the right lane about 500' ahead ........

Oh, and the same on the Turnpike, I-76, going west of Bedford. I learned real fast that if a truck changes lanes or stays in a lane, follow it, they did it for a reason !

Can't speak for 30... but the Pike's lower numbers are four the shoulder only.. I ran trucks that way
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