Author Topic: Do I really need to block up my bus???  (Read 6105 times)

Offline Chopper Scott

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 05:20:06 AM »
Same here Tony. On my 7 other than under the axles their is not any place that would support the bus very well. I can get under mine with the bags empty sans creeper. Later
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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 06:00:51 AM »
Guys get an Eagle the only thing we worry about is it rusting and falling on us according to some. Even then if the wheels are off the ground I use a jack stand when raised with the leveling jacks.   

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 06:30:02 AM »
I block the bus regardless of how long or short of time I will be under there.

It only takes a few extra minutes.

It may not be the perfect support, but it may give me the extra second(s) to get out should a major failure occur.

Also see: seatbelts, airbags, motorcyle helmets, eye protection, gloves, safety shields and other useless items.... :P

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 07:23:03 AM »
What is living worth to you John?  Don't take that wrong...we love having you around to post good stuff...we would miss that.
PLEASE block the bus!
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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 07:34:09 AM »
What is living worth to you John?  Don't take that wrong...we love having you around to post good stuff...we would miss that.
PLEASE block the bus!
Jack

Thanks Jack. I gotcha ;D. I kinda like living right now 8).

Thanks for all of the advice and input. Good point on the other safety stuff. I always wear a seat belt...

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2009, 08:11:07 AM »
To Cliff and Jack, very well said and to the point!  As a person that had great difficulty with Airforce survival schools for aircrew members because of claustrophobia I get the creeps when under the bus with all jacking points firmly blocked.  A experience with a large aircraft tire also makes Me very nervous when filling bus tires as they are a bomb just waiting to get the careless.  Regards John

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2009, 08:55:09 AM »
WWJD= What Would Jerry (Liebler) Do, right?
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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2009, 09:10:49 AM »


Or

What Would Jack (Conrad) Do :D


He has managed to stick around a while ;D
It's all fun and games til someone gets hurt. ;)

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2009, 09:25:38 AM »
Ya got it wrong...

WWJD: Why Waste Jack Daniels

Offline John316

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2009, 10:55:02 AM »
In this case it is What Would John Do  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2009, 11:05:35 AM »
I am reminded of the old man at the checkout line with his grandaughter...he saw a keychain with 'WWJD' and ask the grandaughter what that meant?  She said, "What would Jesus do?" 
He said, "I don't think Jesus would pay $10.00 for that keychain!" ;D
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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2009, 09:27:26 AM »
First off BLOCK the bus!

Second off you don't have to completely block all corners of the bus if just going under for a quick look or adjustment say in a rest area or roadside incident. Just the corner you will be under!

Third off everybody mentions it is unlikely that both dual drive tires would blow at the same time. Well from experience as a tow truck operator and many yrs OTR driving experiences I can assure you that your right they don't!
What usually happens is one or the other goes flat unnoticed and then the other blows from the extra heat & load! (sometimes while someone is checking it out!)


Be safe, stick around and enjoy life a little longer! ;D  BK  ;D

By the way Jesus would call St. Pete to crawl under it and look it over or fix it while he held it up! 
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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2009, 02:37:05 PM »
That depends on whether you really need to keep breathing.

Not blocking up a vehicle that is supported by airbags, then getting under it, is about as stupid a thing as you can do.

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Re: Do I really need to block up my bus???
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2009, 06:19:56 PM »
I am reminded of the old man at the checkout line with his grandaughter...he saw a keychain with 'WWJD' and ask the grandaughter what that meant?  She said, "What would Jesus do?" 
He said, "I don't think Jesus would pay $10.00 for that keychain!" ;D
Jack

You’re right, Jesus would not because He created and provided all things of the earth, air, water and the universe so that man can make any thing from them.


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