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Old 06-07-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Most reliable leveling system- Bigfoot, HWH, ???

Our Level Best 2000 (first generation as it seems to have the non-upgradeable control board) doesn't work. I've had it evaluated and everyone thinks it is the control board which I think may not have a replacement. My on-line inquiries all seem to be to wholesalers and the retailers don't respond. So I'm thinking maybe I should get a replacement system.

What systems seem to be most trouble free?

Bigfoot Levelers sounds interesting but not too many on-line reviews. In addition there are no distributors in our area so either I order them and have them installed by in independent who is likely unfamiliar with them or I take a long trip.

HWH is available locally but I read about alot of problems with their systems. Maybe because they are installed in the most coaches from the factory. I think I can have this system put on locally at Camping World but I'm not sure if they still do it since it isn't in their current catalog or on-line.

Any systems that I'm over looking?

Any recommendations from anyone looking at adding a system and has done the research?

Any feedback from current owners?

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I have had no problems in seven years with the factory installed HWH system on our motorhome. Others have had problems, as anything mechanical can and will break. I would be really, really hesitant in letting Camping World install any kind of leveling system. JMHO

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We have the Bigfoot system, two years no problems, I really
Like the big square pad and the general heavy duty quality....
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #4
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PowerGear, is the other large supplier of leveling systems for the motorhome industry. They too have their problems. My first coach had HWH and my last too had and have PowerGear. If I were going to chose one it would probably be HWH because PowerGear is not at all friendly to their customers. They will not take calls, or emails directly. You must go through a distributor to get anything done and also just to get information. HWH on the other hand will take your coach into their factory and fix any problems you have.
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PowerGear, is the other large supplier of leveling systems for the motorhome industry. They too have their problems. My first coach had HWH and my last too had and have PowerGear. If I were going to chose one it would probably be HWH because PowerGear is not at all friendly to their customers. They will not take calls, or emails directly. You must go through a distributor to get anything done and also just to get information. HWH on the other hand will take your coach into their factory and fix any problems you have.
Pg does take emails and usually answer within the hour. info@powergearus.com
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I too have Quadra Big Foot leveling system on my coach. Although it is not automatic (thank goodness) It is very durable. A pump at each jack with steel lines to the piston. Hydraulic in both directions. Coach is now 11 years old and only had to replace a couple jack down switches.
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We have had a 2004 Newmar with HWH leveling jacks that we bought new. It has been a very disappointing experience. The only problem we have had with the RV was with these jacks. All of which are slow to retract or not retracting. I dont know who the best is, but I suspect they all put their costs above customer service.
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