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Old 11-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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Automatic Levelers on a Winnebago View Profile

I'm thinking of having levelers installed on my 2014 Winnebago View Profile 24G. Anyone have any experience doing this? If so, how is it working out & where did you have the work done?

I've already tried the lynx lego type levelers, but I travel solo, and jumping in and out 10 times to check my bubble level and add or subtract blocks is getting really old really fast.

Thanks for the input.
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I have HWH levelers on my 2012 View. HWH makes a set specifically for the Sprinter chassis. I have the auto level console so leveling is a one-button operation. They are a bit slow coming down, but do the job nicely. They level and eliminate any rocking of the View, even when entering. The hydraulic levelers are a tight fit, so use an installer familiar with them. I live fairly close to Elkhart, Indiana so I was able to find a dealer that does the installations full time. HWH uses an algorithm to level without twisting the chassis, so I feel a little safer using them. I still keep a few blocks for those sites too unlevel for the range of the levelers. Usually a block under one of the leveler feet will do. I have not had many problems with them. Occasionally they get a bit confused if the slope is too great, but just retracting and redeploying has always worked. Are levelers necessary on the View? No, but they certainly make life easier.
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I have HWH levelers on my 2012 View. HWH makes a set specifically for the Sprinter chassis. I have the auto level console so leveling is a one-button operation. They are a bit slow coming down, but do the job nicely. They level and eliminate any rocking of the View, even when entering. The hydraulic levelers are a tight fit, so use an installer familiar with them. I live fairly close to Elkhart, Indiana so I was able to find a dealer that does the installations full time. HWH uses an algorithm to level without twisting the chassis, so I feel a little safer using them. I still keep a few blocks for those sites too unlevel for the range of the levelers. Usually a block under one of the leveler feet will do. I have not had many problems with them. Occasionally they get a bit confused if the slope is too great, but just retracting and redeploying has always worked. Are levelers necessary on the View? No, but they certainly make life easier.
Thanks for the information. Can you give me the name and contact information for the shop that installed your levelers? I live just northwest of Chicago, and I'd be willing to travel to Elkhart for the expertise.
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Stuart's Service. 800-826-6267. www.rvleveling.com. They did a great job for me. They are a HWH 5-star dealer. I brought the MH in first thing in the morning and was out by 2:00 PM. When I got mine they gave a nice discount for cash, so you may want to check on that if it interests you.
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We have a Navion 24J, and have been thinking about installing levelers. Can anyone tell us the difference between the HWH or the Big Foot? I know if we are not level it could ruin the fridge. We have the orange blocks but sometimes that is not enough...how level do you have to be?
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Judging from this post it appears levelers cannot be purchased from Winnebago for motorhomes built on the Sprinter chassis. I know a few years ago Mercedes was adamant about not installing them on this chassis. They even went so far as to say the chassis warranty was void if they were installed.


I don't know if they still feel that way, but it's worth checking out before installing them
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We have a Navion 24J, and have been thinking about installing levelers. Can anyone tell us the difference between the HWH or the Big Foot? I know if we are not level it could ruin the fridge. We have the orange blocks but sometimes that is not enough...how level do you have to be?
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Here's the phone number for Mercedes Sprinter customer service.
877-762-8267

I'm going to contact them before moving forward with levelers. You may want to do the same.
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HWH levelers

I had HWH install my levelers at the factory. I purchased them from Lichtsinn Motors in Forest City Iowa (cheaper through them). I went down to the factory and spent the night. They have electric hooks ups and showers free of charge. They are on both sides of the service center. I was in at 7:00 and out by 2:00. They are much better then Big Foot levelers. When installing Big Foot levelers on the View they drill holes in the frame which I was told by the factory Rep that will definitely void your warranty. The HWH levelers just clamp on the frame in a very sturdy area. By the time you get them installed they are only about $300.00 more and auto level. HWH is a long time supplier to Winnebago and install them on all their larger coachs.
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I'm thinking of having levelers installed on my 2014 Winnebago View Profile 24G. Anyone have any experience doing this? If so, how is it working out & where did you have the work done?

I've already tried the lynx lego type levelers, but I travel solo, and jumping in and out 10 times to check my bubble level and add or subtract blocks is getting really old really fast.

Thanks for the input.
I think you may be searching for a solution for which there is no known problem (the government does this a lot).

Before you spend the big $$$ and reduce your payload by several hundred pounds I have a $5 solution. Try a couple of peel and stick bubble levels and place one on the rear corner of the coach (to measure left/right) then place one one the rear corner of the adjacent side (to measure fore and aft). They will only be a step apart and very easy to read.

I have a 24' C and have yet to need more than two of the Leggos under a wheel(yes you need to put them under both of the wheels on a side), in any site and placing them takes about 30 seconds a side. If you have the money by all means go for it but know that levelers are about as problematic as slides (don't get me started).

I can see their benefits on larger rigs but at 24'.... not so much.
As always.... opinions and YMMV.

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I'm thinking of having levelers installed on my 2014 Winnebago View Profile 24G. Anyone have any experience doing this?...
I know people who have HWH levelers and love them and I know others who have never felt the need for levelers. I'm in the 2nd group. We had a 2006 WGO View 23J (For Sale) for 8 years and never felt the need for levelers.

In the beginning, I used blocks but found them to be a PITA. I found the short wheelbase of the View allowed me to jockey back and forth until I got it level using two bubble levels stuck to the driver's side triangle window and the dash. Then, I discovered the fridge is not super sensitive, as long as I was comfortable, the fridge was happy.

Now, if you want levelers because you don't like being off kilter by a degree or two, that's a different story but don't do it because you think the fridge needs it. I also noticed that CGs in the east tend to be much more tilted than CGs in the midwest and west.

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