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Old 01-22-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Bigfoot Leveling System -- Options

This is a repeat of a thread I posted a few days ago on the Class C Forum. Would appreciate getting a Winnebago/Itasca perspective.

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I've almost decided to get Bigfoot Levelers for my 2004 Itasca Spirit. I've owned our rig since September (only a few months of actual on-the-road experience), so I'm still learning.

As I said, I'm *this* close to a purchase, but I discovered something during my due diligence research that's giving me pause -- kind of a pre-purchase buyer's remorse. I'm seeking advice to make sure I don't have the post-purchase kind later.

Would like to hear from Class C Bigfoot owners about my three purchase options: the Wired EZ System, the Wireless EZ System and the Automatic Leveling System. The factory has a huge installation special -- $500 off -- so I'm paying for everything this month and having the factory install the system in March when I get back on the road.
* The Wired System and Wireless appear to be identical, except for the location of the controls (on the dash or in the hand). Both are manual systems. Both wired and wireless have one pump that operates the four jacks in pairs. Both have a one-year warranty on everything: cylinders, parts, labor.
* Wireless is $420 more. That's doable.
* The Automatic Leveling System is most expensive -- another $850 above the Wireless System. But it has one pump for each jack, allowing each jack to be operated individually. It has a lifetime warranty on the cylinders, two years on parts and one year on labor. Sounds good, but that $850 will buy an awful lot of gas and money isn't exactly growing on trees where we live.

Don't know why there is only a one-year warranty on cylinders on the two EZ Systems and lifetime on the other -- according to the website, both systems use the same cylinders. But there it is.

I'm leaning toward the wireless system, but am a little concerned about the short warranty.

I'm looking for opinions about:
* whether the automatic is worth the extra money (for the automatic convenience, but primarily for the longer warranty) -- one question here is whether I would ever *need* to operate jacks independently (not sure I would, but I'm not smart enough to know at this point);
* if anyone has had any problems with the less-expensive wired and wireless EZ Systems, or has any other thoughts about their reliability;
* whether I should pay more for the Wireless EZ System so I can level a coach from the outside; and
* if my Good Sam Extended Warranty would cover the cost of repairs for the leveling system once outside the manufacturer's warranty (I'm not sure it would).

Would appreciate any comments. Have to get Quadra the money in January to take advantage of the installation special.
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You have my reply on the class C forum.
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I had the automatic system installed on my class C may years ago at quadra. After a year or so that $800 will fade but your joy of pushing the button and watching that baby level itself will not. And the joy of not sleeping on your head ..... priceless. Did you know you can spend the night plugged in in the back of the plant?
Also, I got my money back at trade in time...
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