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Old 08-09-2013, 07:28 AM   #15
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I have to say, I will be putting some kind of hydralic system on the C I am getting to be one of the OLD GUYS. Not really a bummer getting older. I am having a great time. Its just that the body does not like to get down and back up like it use to. And the knees are not what they were years ago. I installed scissor jacks on the C right after I got it. They do an alright job. BBBUUUUUTTTTT getting to a site and just pushing a button, now that must be really NICE!!! I will have them probably within the year. Probably do a home install, the son in law says he will do it. So far the one that I like is the Big Foot System. Just have to decide to I want to pay the extra for the automatic system. The difference between the manual and the automatic would buy a lot of fuel. Knowing me, I will probably be able to justified the extra cost. I'll make that decision at that time.
Love to hear about this subject, its high on the list of add ons for the C
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I have to say, I will be putting some kind of hydralic system on the C I am getting to be one of the OLD GUYS. Not really a bummer getting older. I am having a great time. Its just that the body does not like to get down and back up like it use to. And the knees are not what they were years ago. I installed scissor jacks on the C right after I got it. They do an alright job. BBBUUUUUTTTTT getting to a site and just pushing a button, now that must be really NICE!!! I will have them probably within the year. Probably do a home install, the son in law says he will do it. So far the one that I like is the Big Foot System. Just have to decide to I want to pay the extra for the automatic system. The difference between the manual and the automatic would buy a lot of fuel. Knowing me, I will probably be able to justified the extra cost. I'll make that decision at that time.
Love to hear about this subject, its high on the list of add ons for the C
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Couple thoughts in response to your post...

I don't know where you are located but my install by Quadra in Michigan was only $150 during their winter sale last year. Even if I had the expertise (which I don't) I think I'd part with that smaller amount of cash (relatively speaking versus the system cost) as I have heard it's not an easy job.

I think I have the numbers at home still but I don't recall there being a big difference with the auto vs manual system. The bigger cost difference is whether you go with the Bigfoot series (4 pumps) or EZ series (1 pump). You can call them to get the current numbers for the various options.

By the way, its actually 2 buttons rather than 1! First the power button then the auto button! LOL
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I have the Bigfoot ez series on my 30' Four Winds and absolutely love it. Levelers were on my must have list when I was shopping for a new class C, found the one I wanted but it did not have levelers, I decide I would do without and bought the coach. I regretted not holding out for levelers immediately and decided to install them. Too far to go to MI and get them installed so I decide to do it myself, was actually pretty easy and the folks at Bigfoot (Quadra) were very helpful. Mine are not automatic but with the wireless controller I can level from anywhere in or outside of the coach. Great product.
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Check and make sure you can have them installed on your class c. I had a Solera MH and Camping World ordered a set from HWH. They said they would fit. I payed with a check. They would not fit and it took 6wks for them to get my money back.
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Hi Paulmlac, I'm like 737brentc, its a far piece to MI from here. I think they will be installed here. Istill need to decide which series I want. I like the idea of an auto system, but like said a remote would be good and it sure can't take that lont to level the C
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I would check out HWH. Which is what mine came with.
Also Quadra, Big Foot levelers. I had them installed a Class A we had.
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To me spending $3K to $5K isn't worth the price. It takes the DW and I about 5 minutes to level with lynx levelers. Just completed a 5700+ mile trip and not once was it an issue. 2 bags of levelers leaves tons of money for fun things.
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Leveling is one thing --- stabilizing is another. Lynx or 2x10's can easily accomplish the leveling part.. But my experience is they don't or can't stabilize. HWH or BigFoot or any other brand should address both leveling and stabilizing. Your choice. Just my $.02

BTW I went with HWH and am quite pleased.
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Leveling is one thing --- stabilizing is another. Lynx or 2x10's can easily accomplish the leveling part.. But my experience is they don't or can't stabilize. HWH or BigFoot or any other brand should address both leveling and stabilizing. Your choice. Just my $.02

BTW I went with HWH and am quite pleased.
Do you have any details on your kit, i.e. part numbers, for system? Also where sid tgey put your pump and reservoir? Do you have the manual or automatic system? Where did they put the control panel?

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Cool Weight?

Yep I mean weight and not wait, Well maybe I do mean wait.
Just how much do these class C leveler kits weight? Won't that reduce your carrying capacity?

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Dfreiberger - since i live in Iowa i went straight to the factory for install. they decided on the location and type of leveler. BTW i have the kick down style as recommended by HWH. I gave them the model info of the Class C and they did the rest. At that time I believe the cost (including installation) was about $3500. The unit was in the HWH shop Friday at 8:15 and I was on the road at 3pm that day.
Capn Dave - yes these do add weight and may cause you to wait.. If i recall the complete package was somewhere around 200 lbs. And that is split at some ratio between the axles. The rear units are about 2 feet behind the rear axle (still on the manufacturers frame) and the fronts are just about centered on the van doors. Hope that helps.
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Dfreiberger - since i live in Iowa i went straight to the factory for install. they decided on the location and type of leveler. BTW i have the kick down style as recommended by HWH. I gave them the model info of the Class C and they did the rest. At that time I believe the cost (including installation) was about $3500. The unit was in the HWH shop Friday at 8:15 and I was on the road at 3pm that day.
Capn Dave - yes these do add weight and may cause you to wait.. If i recall the complete package was somewhere around 200 lbs. And that is split at some ratio between the axles. The rear units are about 2 feet behind the rear axle (still on the manufacturers frame) and the fronts are just about centered on the van doors. Hope that helps.
Did you install the automatic or manual system? Where did they install the controller and the pump reservoir?
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Dfreiberger - i got the automatic system (has capabilities for manual operation). the control box is located near the entry door and inside the frame rail on the passenger side. I assume that is where the pump is as well - have had no reason to crawl under the rig so i am not 100% positive. As i said HWH made the installation decisions.
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Okay. Decision made. Talked with HWH last week and they only charge parts and no labor. Full automatic kit installed is 4217.22 and the manual Joystick installed is 3256.46 installed. I am in New Mexico and heading back to Maryland in a couple weeks. We were going to take I-40 home but been there done that. Now we are going to head north out of OK City into Iowa to the HWH factory and have the Levelers installed. Afterwards, we will head back east down I-74 and into WV, PA, and home. Taking about 14 days along the way. Anyone want to buy some Leveling Blocks?

OK city, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Morgantown WV. Any recommended camping spots?
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