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Old 11-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Leveling jacks

3 point hydraulic system vs auto 4 point hydraulic system? Looking at 2 diesel pushers to buy, need to know about 3 point system. Have 4 point auto on my gas Bounder. I'm limited, physically, due several orthopedic issues. How much of a pain is associated with getting 3 point system level?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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I never had a 3 point, but see no real problems. The single front only levels front to back. The 2 rears level the coach side to side. I think I prefer 4 though.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
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I have a three on my 2002 eagle. Levels up just fine.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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The only thing I ever read about 3 point (not a complaint) was, there can be a tiny bit more shake upon entry and exit.
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We had a 3 point on a 2008 Monaco Diplomat, leveled fine, but as PDR John said, we had a bit more shake as we entered and walked around in the coach.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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I had the HWH 4 point on my previous gas MH and I have the RVA 3 point on my present Beaver. Both are/were manual. I like the 3 point better. You lower the front, even on level ground, until it just touches for a pivot point. Then you lower the rears to level it. I then dump the air out of the air bags and it settles right down. I feel less movement in my present coach than I did in the previous one with 4 jacks. I think it is easier and faster to level the 3 point than the 4 point.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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Movement is a bit more with the three point. This is a tradeoff because the three point has one less jack to have problems with.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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I have had both. Currently have 3 point. To me it seems much easier to level.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #9
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Just bought a 3 point system with 2007 Holiday Rambler (4 slides), traded 2000 Fleetwood Discovery (2 slides) with 4 point system. The 3 point system was easier to level and experienced no rock in coach when we moved around. I am sold on 3 point system.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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Hi Puddintane,
If your wife is sensitive to motion (like mine) consider the four jack coach.
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Certainly you would not pick a coach based on how many jacks it has? Pick the coach you want based on all your other desires ie diesel, coach layout ect. The coach is equipped with three or four jacks depending on the need ie one piece large windshield ( could pop out with 4 jacks )
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If you get the 3 point, which I have in my 97 American Eagle that works fine, always raise the front of the coach first to avoid cracking your windshield.
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Does the Auto function on jack system level the front first? I have used the auto system each time, should I be using manual system instead?
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Does the Auto function on jack system level the front first? I have used the auto system each time, should I be using manual system instead?
The auto level on mine lowers the front jack first. I think they all do. If you decide to level manually, lower front first.
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