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Old 01-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Would someone please tell me the advantages/disadvantages of hyd leveling vs. air? Is one preferred or is this just personal preference? Thanks!!

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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I'm really no authority on air, but I have read that sometimes there is leakage allowing the RV to shift.

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Hydraulic levelers usually have a bit more range (extend further), so they can handle a more uneven site. The ability to manually set the individual legs (which most hydraulics controllers offer) can also let you handle odd shaped surfaces a bit better. But if you always use parks that have reasonably well-prepared sites, there really isn't any significant difference.

I gather that air or air + hydraulic also costs more, since it only seems to be available on high end models.
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Thanks! I forget about the search on this site. Did one and found the info I needed.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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To jack or not to jack?

Before the hydraulic jacks everyone used blocks of wood.
The only reason for leveling your rig in the first placce is for your Fridge.
Sometimes with all the different leveling system that are out their makes me think that they think that we can not figure it our self.
Just a thought
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