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Old 04-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Auto leveling systems...Questions

Thinking about leveling system on my next 5er. What do you folks that have them installed on your coach think is better... I'm .
!.- hydraulic HWH / Big Foot / 4 point or 6 point

2.- Electric Titan / Atwood / Mobile Outfitters / 4 point or 6 point
Coach would be no more tan 34 feet and no more than 17,000 #

Just looking for info now but would like to get them next year, as my old knee's are not what they once were and getting worse.
Thanks for your info in advance.
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My Landmark came with the 4 point Lippert leveling system which also includes a set of electric stabilizers in the rear. I will never have another trailer without the leveling system.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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Our Pinnacle came with the 4pt Atwood electric levelers.

Couple owner/operator errors at first but work fine...wouldn't be without them.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have 6 point Lippert system. Right or wrong I had a flat tire and used the system to jack the trailer so I could remove the flat. It made changing the tire easy.

But using it to level the trailer is where the system really shines.

What I don't like about the 6 point leveling system is I now need 6 square 12" x 12" flat pieces of wood to put under the pads.
Four point leveling would mean 2 less pieces of wood.

Oh...I no longer carry boards for under the tires to level left to right so maybe carrying 2 extra 12" x 12" is not a big deal.

All in all - hydraulic leveling on a 5th wheel is really cool and works great.
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I have a 6 pt lippert system on my rig and it makes life so easy. I get more "gee I wish I had that" about the auto level than just about any other thing on my rig when I pull into a park.
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The Lippert works well. One caution: If you stay hooked up overnight while traveling do not use the auto level. It wants to go really nose down and hits overload if it can't. Manual works well because the control box tells you how out of level you are and tells you which keys to hit. Really like it. Best part is it holds a position for 3 or 4 months at a time, so one and done.
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I use manual anytime the truck is connect also. When just over night I will use manual just to stabilize the trailer.
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Another 6 pt. Lippert here. Really love it.
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We have had 4 point Big Foot jacks in our previous Travel Supreme FW and now have 6 point Equalizer System jacks on our Continental. Both were/are fully automatic. We really miss the Big Foots; they leveled faster, easier and more level than the Equalizer Systems jacks. Equalizer has a very broad idea of what the word level means--as much as 5 inches off is acceptable according to them. We always have to carry a bubble level and fix the Equalizer's poor attempt at auto leveling. Had Big Foot jacks for 10 years with literally no problems.
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Our Cameo has the 4 point Big Foot Quadra auto level system. It works great. Only problem is it not quiet level when it thinks it is level (slightly nose low). I have gone through the rezero twice and it is still off level. Not a problem, I have a level on the corner and just bump the nose up a bit.

I would never have another 5er without the auto level system.

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We have the Big Foot system. Love it! And the company is great to work with too. We were at their factory in White Pigeon, MI this week because our front jacks were leaking. Spent the night at their facility with an electric hookup. Backed in the next morning and went off to breakfast. They had checked out the system and corrected the problem by the time we returned. They changed the reservoir caps which should take care of the problem. Friendly folks too!
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New 5er came with Lippert 6 Point Leveling, so far loving the system.
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Thanks to all who have taken the time to answer, and others are still requested on what they have.
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Added the Lippert Level-Up to our previous Montana, and came standard on our current Redwood. Only way to go in my book.
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