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Old 05-31-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Question? How important is the auto level feature in some of the newer 5th wheels? The ones I am looking at have the one button push and your done.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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I guess it depends on if you want to carry lumber along to back the 5er on to level it up. It's not a big deal to me but it would be nice to just push a button instead.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Often 'auto level' on a fifth wheel only applies to the existing front landing gear (i.e. provides an automatic front-to-back level) so you still might need blocks for side-to-side leveling. Or it can also mean the whole four-point hydraulic shebang, can't really tell from the OP.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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Important? No, it's a luxury. We've had both, one without & a new one with auto leveling. It is nice to push a button and have the coach level itself (front to back & side to side) but it was fine the other way too. Ours came with it but it isn't a requirement for us.
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Having come from a motorhome with hydraulic leveling jacks it was an absolute must on our new fifth wheel. The older I get the easier I want it to be.
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Really like ours. Any extra relax time I can get I jump on.

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Now that I have it, I wouldn't be without it again.
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Question? How important is the auto level feature in some of the newer 5th wheels? The ones I am looking at have the one button push and your done.
Its important to you if you want it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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Thanks, since I am buying my 1st 5th wheel, I don't know if it is that important to me! It seems like a really nice feature but not sure how much of a priority it is when making my final decision.

Thanks for the replys!
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While it is a very nice feature:
90% + campgrounds you will visit WILL have level sites
(well, let me modify that - 99% of the campgrounds WE visit HAVE level sites )

or close enough to level that the refrig works fine without any leveling....
so IMHO, I spent my money elsewhere - but it IS a nice feature
and
then there's the added benefit of a 6 leg leveling system makes your rv much more stable when you walk around in it...
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I guess I have not been as lucky with level sites (some close). I like my trailer as close to "0 bubble" or level as possible. Maybe I am just picky, but I hate opening the fridge to grab a drink and having the door hit me in the arm. The added stability is a real plus!
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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It is one of those items if you do not have it you will not miss it ,but if you have it you will like it , we just bought a 5ver with the six point system, I really like the remote I can lower or raise the trl from the drivers seat for hitching
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Yes sir, guess it's like 4x4 on your TV - you don't need it until you need it
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Add us to the "love it" side. We added the Big Foot to our Carriage almost 3 years ago. Pushing a button to level is just super. The bonus of using the key fob to bring the 5th wheel back to hitch height when getting ready to leave is awesome. Hugs, Di
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