Setting Instructions for Multi-Directional Systems

 

  1. Locating placement of roller points.

  1. Consult home manufacture's set-up guide to determine placement of roller guide points.

    1. General recommendations indicate that homes should be raised and moved using 4 or 5 jacking points.  We make as a general recommendation that homes longer than 48 feet be raised and moved with a 4 or a 5 point system.

    2. Generally the rear points of the jacking system are positioned to the rear of the axles, either in between the axles or right behind the last axle.

    3. If the system is a 4P-MS, the from two points are generally positioned 8 to 10 feet back from the front of the home.

    4. If the system is a 5P-MS, two of the four rear points are positioned directly in front of the axles and the other two points directly in back of the axles.

    5. If the system is a 3P-MS or a 5P-MS, the front point is positioned under the hitch stinger.

  1. Setting up the roller system.

  1. Rolling channel placement and operation.

    1. Place rolling channel end bolts in each end of each channel.  Caution:  Do not over tighten, as this will cause the channel to bow.
    2. Unless the rolling channel is being placed on a hard, flat, level surface (such as concrete or asphalt) a 2 by 10 or other support should be used to support the length of the rolling channel.  The support should be sufficient enough as to not allow the rolling channel to bend in the middle or settle at the ends.
    3. The rolling channel should be set up as level as possible.
    4. Rolling channels should be set, as close as possible, at a 90 degree angle from the frame of the home and in line with one another.
  2. Bottom roller and roller guide placement and operation.
    1. The bottom roller is placed in one end of the rolling channel directly under the frame of the home to achieve maximum sideways movement when home is moved.
    2. The roller guide is then placed on top of the roller.
    3. The roller guide should be placed on the roller so that when the jack is slid into place, the handle of the jack faces toward the outside of the home.
    4. Care should be taken to make sure the roller is properly placed within the metal retaining tabs of the guide. (Be careful not to pinch fingers while putting roller and roller guide together.)
  3. Hydraulic jack and jack head plate placement and operation.
    1. In order to use the hydraulic jack with the roller system, it is necessary to remove the head screw.  To do this, extend the jack to its maximum height, hold the base of the jack and pull on the head screw. (It may take a substantial pull.) The jack is now ready to receive the head plate.
    2. Slide the hydraulic jack into the roller guide bracket.  The edge of the base of the jack that is closest to the cylinder slides in the roller guide bracket first.  The ram of the jack must be positioned in the center of the roller guide when jack is in position.  Once the jack is in position, place the holding pin in the hole of the guide.
    3. The roller guide should be positioned in a way that the jack handle, when in the jack, points to the outside of the home.
    4. The jack head plate is placed in the top of the jack where the head screw was pulled out.
  4. Top roller placement and operation.*
    1. The top roller (recessed roller) is placed on top of the head plate, us the center pin on the head plate to center the top roller, and to help prevent movement.  The roller needs to be in line with the frame of the home, with the frame centered in between the lips of the roller.
    2. The top roller (recessed roller) serves two purposes.  One, it gives you lengthwise movement of the home.  Two, the most important, it allows the frame of the home to adjust on the roller as you are moving sideways, this keeps side pressure off your jacks, not allowing them to kick out if your channels are not lined up perfectly with one another.
  5. Lifting and rolling of home.
    1. The jacks are raised until the tires clear the ground, the tongue of the home is also raised. (All the jacks of the system, should be raised as evenly as possible.)  While a home is up on a roller system, tires and axles should be left on until the last possible moment (until final leveling of home) at which time safety cribbing should be used when removing tires and axles.  If tires must be removed to roll the home sideways, safety cribbing should be used while working underneath the home.
    2. C clamps are positioned on the frame of the home 4 inches from each end of two of the top rollers to prevent too much lengthwise movement while rolling the home sideways.  The top rollers need a certain amount of movement when rolling sideways to allow the frame of the home to adjust on the top rollers.  This keeps the weight of the home directly over the rolling system, preventing side pressure on the system.
    3. Using come-a-longs, the home is then rolled sideways.  If conditions permit, the home can be pushed over by hand, then cinched together with a come-a-long.
    4. A wedge can the be placed in the tray to the outside of the roller to prevent further sideways movement.
    5. If the system is a 3P-MS or a 5P-MS the front point now needs to be rotated.  This is done by lifting the tongue and rotating the front point to allow for lengthwise alignment.
    6. Using a come-a-long, the home is then moved lengthwise for proper alignment.  If conditions permit, this can be done by hand.
    7. Final leveling is now done.

 

For additional instructions a video is available

 

*The video shows a 1x8 being place between the head plate and the top roller, that is no longer necessary.  The design of the head plate has been changed so that the 1x8 is not needed.  Please refer to the instructions for proper use of the head plate.

 

 
 
 

 

           

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