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Old 02-08-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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How critical would leveler jacks be on a 26.7 ft class "C"? I have always had levelers, but I have always had Class "A" m/h's. My real question is; what would be a ball park price for a retrofit of HWH hydraulics on a Class C? Any one here have any ideas or maybe you have done it. Your input might make a difference.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Critical? No, but they are darned convenient. You can always level like a trailer, putting wood blocks under the wheels until you get it where you want it, but pushing a button is a whole lot nicer.

You can add mechanical stabilizers to a Class C or go all the way with a hydraulic jack system. Seems to me the hydraulic components run about $4500 or so if bought separately. Labor is extra. You could probably get a package deal from some shops, though.

Here is a parts list on the PPL site:
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/p...leveling-systems.htm

You can get component parts prices there too.

I think the Atwood electric jacks are less expensive, but I haven't seen a price anywhere yet.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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I have a 27' class C with no jacks, levelers, or stabilizers. It doesn't take long to level it on a reasonable site and it's pretty stable once we park it, chock the wheels, and put the brake on. However, when I buy a new class C, it will have leveler jacks on it for sure!
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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RV ROAMER: Thanks for info. I have bookmarked for further action.
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Would not have a MH without leveler's anymore. Beats carring around a ton of lumber to level MH.
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RVTEN: That is pretty much what I have come to a conclusion on. I am too old to be sticking blocks etc, under wheels. Then too in a smaller "C" there is not a lot of room for that sort of stuff. I use Nylon pads under my jack pads, but they are thin and take up very little room and are easy to wash off.
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We had a class A with the hydraulic levelers and went to a class C with no levelers. Two trips with the wood blocks and we ahd the HWH levelers installed on our C. Well worth the $$$$ to me.

Remember that the levelrs do add weight, so keep an eye on your GCW.

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These look interesting but a bit high priced for what they are:
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Interesting concept. they are a little pricey for what they are. I see problems with being wet & muddy after a rain on the day you break camp.
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Ken (TXiceman) is right about the weight. Many Class C motorhomes have a very, very limited CCC, and however many hundreds of pounds of leveling jacks you add has to be subtracted from the CCC.

In other words, if your CCC is 900 lbs, and you add 500 lbs of leveling jacks, your CCC just dropped to 400 lbs.

Weight and cost are the two major reasons jacks are rarely included on Class C motorhomes.
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What happens if you install/inflate the RV Pillo while it's on top of something sharp?
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Would still think it would be spongy under the MH. Now you have an air cushen unthe MH Not as solid as have jack to stablize the MH.
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For us levelers are critical, wouldn't have a MH without them. But, having said that, we still carry some blocks as we have found sites that need them to augment the levelers.
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