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Old 10-04-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Didn't find my info with a search, but sometimes I'm not too good at this stuff. We're getting serious about a certain '02 Windsor. My reservation is with the three point jacks. I'm used to a little jiggle with 4 jacks, and speculate 3 could be even worse! Can somebody please speak to that? I'd sure appreciate some words.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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Didn't find my info with a search, but sometimes I'm not too good at this stuff. We're getting serious about a certain '02 Windsor. My reservation is with the three point jacks. I'm used to a little jiggle with 4 jacks, and speculate 3 could be even worse! Can somebody please speak to that? I'd sure appreciate some words.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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I have air levelers on my coach, but I have had 2 Safari`s that had 3 point jacks -- I really liked them -- It keeps you from twisting the frame, thus the coach -- It may take you awhile to learn to use this system -- You will not notice anymore jiggle with with your present setup -- Have fun -- Bill Willard
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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I too have always had 4-point levelers in the past, and it took a bit of getting used-to with the 3-pointer I have now.

I sometimes do get a bit of 'jiggle' up front, but am more than willing to accept that in trade for the peace-of-mind in knowing that the frame isn't getting pretzelled (is that even a word??) or popping out that huge one-piece front windshield. Had 4-pointers on a Class-C one time that needed constant frame-alignment til I realized what was causing it.

I've also noticed that if I keep a bit of air on the bags when parked, it stays more stable.

All in all, the Windsor's are really nice coaches. Hope it's just what you're looking for.

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Old 10-04-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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Gary,

I would also echo what Bill and Ron have said above. Like you, I was concerned about the 3-point system when moving from a Fleetwood product to a Monaco. But I do understand why they do it - to protect that big beautiful one-piece windshield. And I must say, that the 3-point system has not been the problem with respect to rocking, that I expected it might be.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #6
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I have the 3 pointers on my coach, and, gee, what's a little giggle now and then? They work fine.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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We have always had 4 but it looks like 3 works just as well.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:49 AM   #8
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I do get some jiggle in my '00 Diplomat with the 3 point jacks when moving around, but it's not particularly annoying. I put out the slides at ride height, lower the air pressure to about 60 lbs. and then level. Even though I have a two piece windshield, I still have my DW watch the corners of my windshield while I'm leveling, especially if the pad is more uneven than usual. If there are only two of us we have to take our time and check the spirit level and the windshield and that requires going back and forth from the driver's seat to the middle of the coach until we get it right and make sure the windshield isn't in a bind. We watch for movement in the seals and gaskets around the glass.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:24 PM   #9
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elgarc,

We just traded our 2007 Tropical with 4 point levers for a 2006 Diplomat 40PDQ with the three point levelers. I have not noticed any jiggle with this coach and find it to have a wonderful ride with the 8 outside air bags and plenty of power via the ISL engine.

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Old 10-18-2007, 07:21 AM   #10
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I'm in the the same boat with nodine. We just traded up from a 34' Winnebago BRAVE w/4points to a 41' Safari Cheetah. I too was sceptical at first until we tried them at the dealer. 3 point levelers work great.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:42 PM   #11
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Well, you've had plenty of time to make your decision so we are all curious what you bought? I would say this, I have a Winni with a 4 point system and my parents have a Monaco wiht a 3 point and they certainly have more jiggle than I do. I think you have to weigh it with the possibility of "tweeking" things. I've never had a problem but I know it's possible if you aren't careful.
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I too like the three pointers. The only issue I have is that with only one pad in the front instead of two, I have to put a block under it to keep it from being buried if the ground is soft.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:04 AM   #13
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Well...didn't get the Windsor, but not because of the jacks. Looked at a HR Imperial but on its black paint it looked like somebody took a knife point and randomly attacked it. (I had heard of that problem with DuPont paint but hadn't actually seen it before.) Didn't get it but not because of the paint. Going to look at an '03 Executive that has only a little black on it. It's not close by and will probably be sold before we can get over to see it! Ready, but not anxious. (But almost!) Thanx for the replies.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:05 AM   #14
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I'm a little late with this comment but, here goes.

If the rear of the coach is sitting on stable jacks and the front has a little wiggle, something is bending!
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