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Old 06-16-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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Class C Levelers

I am considering a mid 200's 28 foot class c. It has no levelers which I just learned is common. What leveling system do you guys use.


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Old 06-17-2016, 01:06 AM   #2
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I use wooden blocks my dad made that are beveled and stackable and wide enough to support both tires in back. Only takes a few minutes for me to get level with this system. It isnt as easy as pushing a button but less risk of failure to deploy or retract and much less expensive 😉

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Old 06-17-2016, 04:48 AM   #3
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Big foot auto level system, but I still carry ramps and
blocks that I use first then finish with Big foot. Very stable
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:02 AM   #4
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My Ford E 450 came with HWH Auto jacks.
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Class C Levelers

My used rig came with the HWH Auto system also. It works very well in either auto or manual and the PO said he had never had a failure. It came in real handy recently when I changed out the electric fuel pump in the genny.......raised the rear end only........ to get additional clearance to scoot under and disconnect/reconnect the genny's fuel line.

I was disappointed in the stability aspect though. Motion in one end of the coach is definitely felt in the other end. When you look underneath after the jacks have "done their thing" the coach is obviously "on 4 stilts" and the laws of physics/dynamics will be obeyed. :^) Maybe the bigfoot brand is "beefier"..... dunno. Overall, I like the system and would opt for it again; but many seasoned RVer's don't believe it is worth the $ or the added complexity and they have a valid point IMHO.

One point to consider: The weight of the system will take a toll on the CCC of your rig. I'd guess about 150 to 200 lbs; and most of the longer (31 or 32 ft) Class C rigs don't have a lot of CCC to begin with (mine is 1279 lb with the leveling system option installed......a pretty skimpy number.)

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Had HWI automatic levelers installed this spring, at their factory, and am very pleased with their service and product.
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If it becomes a problem, I will go with the HWH levelers. The MH I am getting has the leveling blocks. Thanks to all.
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Had one 22 ft class, have a 28 ft class C. Made the classic stack 2x setup for the first one, still use it for the second. Seldom deploy them in the real world. Usually a bit of careful back and forth will result in a position where the food stays in the pan and the drinks on the table. That is a bigger hassle than walking up hill or the refrigerator. If all else fails I carry an entrenching tool. ;-)

Given that I consider any more complicated system a total waste of money and lost carrying capacity plus another potential failure point. YMMV
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Had a 40' with Jack's and did good job. New to us C have none, use blocks I made for the A and for the most part now use theplastic commercial leveling blocks. Set a bubble level on the center console when level and through a little experience can level the first time by looking at the bubble and by it's position know how many where. In over a 100 nights this year we have not needed blocks that often. Most commercial site are near level, it has been Forest service and State perks that are problematic. Most I have used so far is 2 or 3 inches.

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Andersen 3604 levelers work well. If one needs more height, the Andersen 3620 Rapid Jack with a 3605 Tuff Chock will work.
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Here is a level I installed on my smartphone. Works great.
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Originally Posted by olustee bus View Post
What leveling system do you guys use.
HERE is what I use.

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leveling jacks on class c

thanks everyone for your answers, guess we will continue to look for used Class C with auto levelers
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I have a Coachman Leprechaun 319DS, and had HWI levelers installed at their factory. It's the fully automatic system (though you can control it manually, too), and we love it. Not inexpensive, but worth it to us.

I said I'd never have them, unless we happened to purchase a unit that already had them installed. So, it was blocks and boards, check and recheck, and that was fine -- we did it for decades. However, now that we have them and are spoiled, I wouldn't want to go back to lumber and plastic.

Too, we are older, and it's just one less thing to contend with.

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