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Old 04-06-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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5vr leveling

just curious what most people are using for side to side leveling besides the standard blocks under the tires . ie if cost was no issue what would be the most effective product available i have a 40 ft keystone alpine behind a 2010 dodge dually thanks

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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Hey Tiregod,

If money is no object, look into the Bigfoot Leveling System. These are now stock on Carriage coaches and work great. You can lift the whole rig off the ground if needed.

Bigfoot - Quadra Manufacturing - Fifth Wheels

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:02 AM   #3
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Yea, if money were no object, I'd get one of the automatic leveling systems like you find on motorhomes. However, for us, money IS an object, so we use the orange Lynx Levelers.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:42 AM   #4
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Hey Tiregod,

If money is no object, look into the Bigfoot Leveling System. These are now stock on Carriage coaches and work great. You can lift the whole rig off the ground if needed.

Bigfoot - Quadra Manufacturing - Fifth Wheels

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wow thats a nice set up
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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Hey Lewisclan,

Once you unhook, you push the auto-level button and within 1 minute you're level. Sweet!!!

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Old 04-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
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I second the Bigfoot recommendation. NuWa has been offering the Bigfoot option for about three years. We have it on ours and love it. Only lumber we carry now is four pieces of 3/4" plywood when required by a campground for under the legs.

Bigfoot can be added aftermarket but is very costly.
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Us poor folks just use blocks and wood to do the job. I also have to follow the manufactures sugestions for leveling. After I win the lotery I will upgrade to a self leveling system
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
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They must be making frames a lot stiffer now than they used to. When I owned a 32 ft 5er back in the early 90s, if I tried to level the trailer with the front and rear jacks, without first leveling the axles, it would torque the frame so badly that all the inside doors would not work properly.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:57 PM   #9
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I have a "Big Foot" leveling system too. I is beyond great.
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We have to Big Foot and love it also.
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Well I sure ain't rich, but then I'm not poor either so I use Lynx lego blocks. I can build the height I need on site. Only pain is if you are on dirt/grass and it's wet you gotta get the mud outa the underside of the block. Then you can put them back into the carry bag and keep your basement clean.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #12
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I had a set of Bigfoot installed on our Bighorn. Worth every penny.

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We just bought a carriage cameo with the bigfoot leveling system. It is great, we can be completely leveled in minutes with just the push of a button.
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I saw a article a while back about making an air bag that goes under the wheels of the lower axle. The air bag was made from 8" lay flat discharge hose with a tire valve on it. The idea is to use a portable air compressor to lift the tires on the low side. I thought this was a good idea, but I am having problems finding a short section of the hose needed. This would allow you to redo the leveling of the trailer as it seems to always sink a little after it has been on site for a few days. If anyone knows where to buy the hose, please let me know. TIA

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