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Old 07-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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Mine do not require the emergency brake to be applied but will not deploy with the key turned to the ACC or the engine running. They also will not retract with the key in ACC or the engine running.
That is a surprise since my Jayco Greyhawk Kodiak 32SS required the emergency/parking brake be engaged or the jacks would not go down. Oops, given yours in an aftermarket product it would depend how they wired the system. Do you have an alarm system that will prevent you from starting up and driving away without raising the jacks?

With all of the Jayco Kodiak based units they initially wired them incorrectly and one the jacks were down and slides out and everything level, if you turned on the ignition the jacks would come up automatically. What a PITA. Some owners rewired themselves. I had Jayco correct the connections at the factory service centre in Middlebury.
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LOVE IT !!!! Beats the heck out of crawling under with bottle jack and then drop scissor jacks down.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #17
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That is a surprise since my Jayco Greyhawk Kodiak 32SS required the emergency/parking brake be engaged or the jacks would not go down. Oops, given yours in an aftermarket product it would depend how they wired the system. Do you have an alarm system that will prevent you from starting up and driving away without raising the jacks?

With all of the Jayco Kodiak based units they initially wired them incorrectly and one the jacks were down and slides out and everything level, if you turned on the ignition the jacks would come up automatically. What a PITA. Some owners rewired themselves. I had Jayco correct the connections at the factory service centre in Middlebury.
When I turn the Key on the unit makes a great deal of noise I don't know if they disabled the neutral safety switch and I am not keen on trying. To retract you turn it on hit the retract button and wait till the 'All up' light comes on and you are ready to drive.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #18
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When I turn the Key on the unit makes a great deal of noise I don't know if they disabled the neutral safety switch and I am not keen on trying. To retract you turn it on hit the retract button and wait till the 'All up' light comes on and you are ready to drive.
That is the same as the factory unit from Jayco with respect to jacks lifting when hitting the retract - and the then indictor when they are up. No noise when turning it on that I can remember - unless you try to take off the emergency/hand brake.
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Can this system be installed on any Class C? I am about to purchase a 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree and leveling jacks would be a sweet add-on.
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Can this system be installed on any Class C? I am about to purchase a 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree and leveling jacks would be a sweet add-on.
Probably, just throw your checkbook/credit card on the counter and ask. Probably a $4,000 project.
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The system can be installed on a pickup truck if you like. They mount 4 self contained hydraulic jacks and then a sensor that tells when it is level and the control panel. The jacks mount to the frame. I got the dealership to get the unit and they discounted it as part of the deal so negotiate away.
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One of the things I like about my system is that I can control the jacks individually to the point of lifting the tires off the ground. There is an emergency retract and each of the 4 jacks is a self contained unit. So if there is a problem with one you can usually fix it with a simple wrench.
On my HWH system I have the option of full auto or full manual. I can also do one jack at a time and it will lift the Cambria off the ground. My favorite is the full auto, push a button and you are all level in a very short time.
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Can this system be installed on any Class C? I am about to purchase a 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree and leveling jacks would be a sweet add-on.
I just got off the phone with Quadra Manufacturing (the Big Foot guys) and have an appointment in two weeks to visit their factory and have the EZ Series Leveling System installed on my 2013 Four Winds 28Z. I do all sorts of automotive repairs and renovations but $600 sounded like money well spent to have this system installed correctly. Plus, I already had a trip planned that took me near their factory.

The DW and I camped in a "gently sloping" spot last weekend that had my right rear duals on three layers of 2x12 to get us close to level. It wasn't too hard but she didn't like it. When I showed her a Big Foot video, it was easy to sell the upgrade.

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I was sold when I saw it on another coach and I have posted several times about it and I got on average 3 private messages per post asking about the system. So I figured the best way was to show people how hard it was. This system will not stop you from going out in the rain to plug in and hook up water and sewer connections...
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Question: I have this system on my new RV. We used the automatic leveling when we arrived home and the PS front leveler is not completely extended. Should all 4 levelers need to be down? Can't figure out how to do this re the instruction booklet.
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Question: I have this system on my new RV. We used the automatic leveling when we arrived home and the PS front leveler is not completely extended. Should all 4 levelers need to be down? Can't figure out how to do this re the instruction booklet.
Generally speaking my unit will deploy the front and make sure that both are on the ground. Then it will do the same for the rear and finally it will bring the whole coach to level. If one of yours isn't reaching the ground you may have a problem. The good news is that you can call Bigfoot and they will walk you through solving the problem.
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The good news is that you can call Bigfoot and they will walk you through solving the problem.


Good to know. Thanks
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Generally speaking my unit will deploy the front and make sure that both are on the ground. Then it will do the same for the rear and finally it will bring the whole coach to level. If one of yours isn't reaching the ground you may have a problem. The good news is that you can call Bigfoot and they will walk you through solving the problem.
It may also have reached it's extension limit. In this case you would need to retract it, place some blocks in the landing area and extend it.
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