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Old 05-23-2009, 07:43 PM   #15
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Air leveling systems usually continuously monitor and re-level as needed. Has to, to compensate for air loss in the system in normal use. Hydraulic jacks rarely re-adjust themselves once set. Not that they couldn't, but they moslty do not.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:48 PM   #16
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Our first Mh had 4 point hyd jacks and a semi computer system to level with. I had to carry heavy pads and position them before using the jacks to keep the jacks from pushing into the gravel or soft asphault. DW had the job of placing the pads and removing them when we were ready to move on. The new MH had air leveling and a 3 jack hyd system. The front jack is in the middle of the Mh and hard to place a pad under. It carries all the front weight and can bury itself in soft surfaces. DW hates to have to place the pads on the front jack! So I use the air system as often as possible. It is easy on the Mh and doesn't move quickly or snap the coach when it operates. Air is fast and easy, but jacks have their place. I would rather have a 4 jack system, but Holiday Rambler/ Monaco did not offer them. I think you need both air and hyd. jacks to make a flexible system that can deploy in almost any situation.
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