Originally Posted by paulmlac
beeker6 - Guessing your jacks are in by now. How do you like them? Really curious what you think about the unit's stability now too - is it better (25%, 50%, 75%) or about the same? That is what I'd like most out of jacks. More stability when I'm in the bed in the back & the kids are rolling over up front in the cabover. I've heard mixed reviews on the stability piece with the consensus being that they make it more stable but not 100%. Really curious your perspective. Thanks.
I would say you are correct on the consensus that it is an improvement, but not 100%. I would say it takes at least 90-95% of all movement out of the coach. Although I did not run the slide out and we were on concrete it is still a huge improvement from were we were. No one was sleeping through the night last summer and that is one of the reasons we got these. That and the fact I don't have to mess with backing on boards everytime we decide to leave and come back with it. It took me approixmately 30 seconds to level, granted my shop floor is concrete, but is not level as it is 20 years old. If I give even a little bit on gravel it is still a huge difference.
On a different note I can see why you would want to dump the air bags in the back in some sites. My front jacks do not have near the travel as the rear jacks and to just get it to be level with a pretty level site I have to have the front jacks about all the way extended. I am sure the automatic air compressor is nice, but for $500 to be able to dump the rear bags easily, not sure I need to do that yet. Maybe go through this summer and see how often I need to put boards under the front jacks to get the front end high enough. Althought what the heck I just paid $3500 to put freaking levelers on it, what is another $500!!!