Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
Craigslist SCORE!!!

So I was looking for a winter cover for the new to me, MH. While looking on the local CL, I see an add for a Bigfoot 4 pump auto leveling system. So I call. Yup still have it and it is tested and works. All complete except 2 of the plastic covers that are $37ea. new.
I got the whole system for $800
This is the only thing I really wanted on our MH that it did not have. I am stoked!!
__________________

__________________
1996 Rexhall 38" w/tag, 1 & 1/2 bath, double side entry doors, no slides on a F53 chassis with a 460 and a 2000 Wrangler soft top in tow.
Handyhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-17-2015, 12:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Great!!!!
__________________

__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 12:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
FIRE UP's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 5,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handyhiker View Post
So I was looking for a winter cover for the new to me, MH. While looking on the local CL, I see an add for a Bigfoot 4 pump auto leveling system. So I call. Yup still have it and it is tested and works. All complete except 2 of the plastic covers that are $37ea. new.
I got the whole system for $800
This is the only thing I really wanted on our MH that it did not have. I am stoked!!
Well Sir,
I don't know anything about those but, if you say it's a great deal, well, I guess it is. I'd like to see pics of the system and, even after it's installed. Are you going to the install yourself?
Scott
__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 12:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRE UP View Post
Well Sir,
I don't know anything about those but, if you say it's a great deal, well, I guess it is. I'd like to see pics of the system and, even after it's installed. Are you going to the install yourself?
Scott
The system sells for right at $4000. Yes, I will install myself. These have power down and power up. No springs for retract. Also has an emergency up and an alarm if it is not retracted and the motor home is tried to be moved with it down. I will get some pics and also some of the install. Unfortunately it is not going to happen this weekend. It is a snow sleet mix in Akron Ohio and I would have to do it outside. Brrrr!!

Class 8 Automatic Leveling System
__________________
1996 Rexhall 38" w/tag, 1 & 1/2 bath, double side entry doors, no slides on a F53 chassis with a 460 and a 2000 Wrangler soft top in tow.
Handyhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 04:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jacwjames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4,597
Definitely a great deal and worth the investment. Makes life a lot easier if you have levelers. Even if we are on level lot we drop our jacks so that it stabilizes the rig and prevents it from rocking in the wind.

Good luck installing and let us know how it goes.

I kept searching for a surge protector for my rig and finally found a new in box one for $200, about 1/2 of the cost of new. Works like a charm, already caught a crossed neutral/hot post at a campground.
__________________
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 05:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Inthe70s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 305
That looks sweet! I'm looking forward to seeing the install and pics.
__________________
'74 F350 44K,'79 11' Mitchell Camper, MINT All Original
'79 Mitchell 25' Class C, 460 46K, MINT All Original
'97 Rexhall Aerbus, 60K, 460, F53, MINT All Original
Inthe70s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 06:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 121
Good find. Hope the install goes well.
__________________
JohnHenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 06:35 PM   #8
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,266
Congrats!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 05:28 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Sweetbriar's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,641
$800, that's a super deal. Did a drive way self install with the single pump system on my rig two seasons ago. Great system. Hard to beat the power retract.


__________________
Sweetbriar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 07:50 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
Here are some pics of the system. I wanted to check all the wires and make sure I understand it before I start. After laying everything out and looking at the install instructions, this is a fairly easy install. Hardest part will be drilling the frame to mount the jacks.





__________________
1996 Rexhall 38" w/tag, 1 & 1/2 bath, double side entry doors, no slides on a F53 chassis with a 460 and a 2000 Wrangler soft top in tow.
Handyhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 08:17 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Sweetbriar's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,641
When I did my install the options were drilling or buying the mounts and welding. Went with the weld mounts which added about $200 to the project cost (material and labor). Hired a welder I found on Craig's List who charged me $25 a mount. The idea of drilling 20. Four jacks plus the single tank/pump unit and drilling that many holes, correctly, wasn't something I wanted to do.
__________________
Sweetbriar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
ROAquaman's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 248
Great score!!! I'm jealous.
I would love to have this for our MH.
__________________
ROAquaman
2002 Tiffin Allegro; P32 Workhorse; Chevy 8.1 Vortec
ROAquaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 08:24 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweetbriar View Post
When I did my install the options were drilling or buying the mounts and welding. Went with the weld mounts which added about $200 to the project cost (material and labor). Hired a welder I found on Craig's List who charged me $25 a mount. The idea of drilling 20. Four jacks plus the single tank/pump unit and drilling that many holes, correctly, wasn't something I wanted to do.
I have cobalt drill bits that should drill the frame fairly easily. Hardest part will be just getting enough room to get the drill under there. Worst case I will have to buy a right angle drill. For the one project use, I figure Harbor Freight.
__________________
1996 Rexhall 38" w/tag, 1 & 1/2 bath, double side entry doors, no slides on a F53 chassis with a 460 and a 2000 Wrangler soft top in tow.
Handyhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 08:54 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,492
Check with frame manufacturer as well as lift manufacturer to confirm exact process as drilling frame rail not good in certian places.

May be a clamp style bracket ?

Check for local industrial supplies as they may have better "tooling" for the task at hand.

Proper stepping up in size will matter as to small step not good.

Maybe pilot hole at 1/8 then full diameter in one step.

Make templates to act as drill guides using actual brackets and hole center punches.

Good lock and more photos!
__________________

__________________
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beware when buying on Craigslist dabrooks iRV2.com General Discussion 81 05-07-2015 03:18 PM
Craigslist Monster99 iRV2.com General Discussion 6 04-27-2015 09:45 PM
Four on the ground towing versus dolly and costs jjva343 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 30 03-27-2015 07:12 PM
Several nice Vintage Travel Trailers available now on Seattle Craigslist CarteBlanche Vintage RV's 2 01-31-2015 07:42 PM
Discussing an trailer on craigslist, with no connection wingedone Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 2 07-20-2014 07:35 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.