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Old 04-19-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Adding air leveling

We are looking to purchase a pre-owned DP. One of my "have to's" is air leveling. Many otherwise potential rigs have hydraulic jacks. What would it cost to add air leveling and either keep the hydraulic system or remove it. At this point we are looking only at 2002 Monaco Windsor PBDD. Any help / advise from some pros would be appreciated.

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Dave, let me ask, what brand of hydraulic leveling system does the coach have presently?
You should be able to contact the manufacturer of the system for info on this type of retrofit. It will not be inexpensive; my guess about $3500.

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It may be cheaper to look at a MH that already has it.
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I think it would be quite expensive by the time you buy the controller and install the valving to control the air. More cost effective, I think, to look at higher end Monacos that already have air leveling. I think the Executive and Signature models had air leveling as well as hydraulic and the same floor plans as the Windsor are probably available.
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Thanks Guys,

Checked with HWH on this. It sounds like it would cost about $7000 or more.
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Those of us that are called "BusNuts" install our own air leveling systems. My own system cost just hundreds of dollars, and some time.

In short all you have to do is isolate the air supply, and install a exhaust valve between the air cutoff and the air bag.

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It may be cheaper to look at a MH that already has it.
That's what I'd do.

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