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Old 04-13-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Question After-Market Leveling Systems: are they worth the money?

We are toying with the idea of installing an after-market leveling system on our 2006 29-foot Winnebago Sightseer. We bought the motorhome new and were concerned that there was no leveling system (jacks) present. We are used to jacks/leveling systems, having had larger motorhomes previously.

So...are we throwing money away to have a leveling system installed on this "short" motorhome or do we have the right idea?

We hear that the HWH systems are very good...any comments about brands and models will greatly be appreciated, too. We would probably go to (Portland, OR area) Camping World for purchase and installation...any comments about this?

Thanks for any and all advice!

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I have had 3 MH's. A 23', a 30' and now another 30'. The first 2 had no levelers. When we bought the current {30'}, we had the dealer install them, before we took delivery. We went with the HWH, and are very happy with them. We choose the "joystick" model, because the dealer told us they were more trouble free than the "keypad" model. As you get older, you don't enjoy messing with boards, platforms, etc.
Before having buying them, you should check with a couple of local dealers. The dealer I bought mine from, beat Camping World's price, and I am sure they will service them, well, if I ever have a problem. HWH has a great support network.
If you use the MH, regularly, you will get your moneys worth.

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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We had manual scissors jacks on our first motorhome, they worked but were hard to use, now we have power levelers and would definitely retrofit them if we bought a coach without them!
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If you plan on keeping the motorhome for a long period of time you will enjoy the convenience. If not, you will not be able to recoup the money spent.
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It depends on where your "worth" and "money" lines cross. If you're like me, and leveling the coach with blocks is not practical (from a mobility standpoint), then . . .yes, they are worth the $$.

We had HWH automatic levelers installed on our '08 View - and we're glad we did.
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