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Old 09-23-2016, 11:52 AM   #1
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Levelers?

I was looking at the Winnie Aspect series and saw the option for levelers. Are these worth the cost? If you don't get these, how do you stabilize the rig from rocking and such when someone moves around inside?
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I think you answered your own question. Levelers (jacks) are not only for leveling but also for stabilization. With out them, you would have to resort to blocks, manual jacks, etc. Real PITA in foul weather.

Get the levelers.

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I like the rocking. I can't afford a boat, so it's the next best thing, especially on windy nights


They're probably a 'nice to have' rather than a 'must have'.


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As us rver's age in years, auto/power levelers become very much more important to have for the easy way to level without the strain on the body. Would not be without them. If buy without them, I would plan to have installed immediately. Had them installed on my 2007 Aspect, was already on my 2012 Cambria.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:19 AM   #6
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I was looking at the Winnie Aspect series and saw the option for levelers. Are these worth the cost? If you don't get these, how do you stabilize the rig from rocking and such when someone moves around inside?
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My previous coach did not have leveling jacks.
IMO the RVA leveling jack system is one of the best things about my current coach.
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I was looking at the Winnie Aspect series and saw the option for levelers. Are these worth the cost? If you don't get these, how do you stabilize the rig from rocking and such when someone moves around inside?
To answer your question, we've never heard anyone tell us they regret adding a leveling system to their RV. Being as solid as the ground it's parked on beats leaning with your slide room out, and rocking all over every time someone gets up to go to the fridge!

If you decide to buy it without the ones Winnebago offers and then decide to add them after market, we've got a great set up for that Ford chassis
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I'm all for them. Makes it soooo easy from the driver seat to level the RV.

But mine was attached to a Chevy chassis and the RV was 28 feet. On some of the Ford chassis, where the manufacturer stretched the RV to the lower 30 feet mark, be careful of the extra weight (near 400 lbs) that this will add to your RV, and take away from the legal carrying weight...



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I'm all for them. Makes it soooo easy from the driver seat to level the RV.

But mine was attached to a Chevy chassis and the RV was 28 feet. On some of the Ford chassis, where the manufacturer stretched the RV to the lower 30 feet mark, be careful of the extra weight (near 400 lbs) that this will add to your RV, and take away from the legal carrying weight...
Our Auto Level system for Class C motor homes comes in right around 135 pounds, so we generally don't run into many issues where we affect the coach wight rating. Some other systems use a lot of unneeded components to give the impression of being stronger, but in the end just add a lot of weight.
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We love them...makes the MH more solid. If the site is really off-level I'll use the lego-style leveling blocks under the wheels first, and then activate the auto-level.

Remember that on a Class C you want to always keep the rear wheels in contact with the ground, since the parking brake is only on the rear wheels (this is when I use blocks under the wheels...in situations where auto-leveling may take the wheels off the ground).
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We love them...makes the MH more solid. If the site is really off-level I'll use the lego-style leveling blocks under the wheels first, and then activate the auto-level.

Remember that on a Class C you want to always keep the rear wheels in contact with the ground, since the parking brake is only on the rear wheels (this is when I use blocks under the wheels...in situations where auto-leveling may take the wheels off the ground).
Chocking the fronts when lifting the rears works also.
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Nice when they work

We have HWH leveling jacks on our 28' Class C and they ARE nice when they work properly; however, we had our "down alarm" go off several times on one trip when one of the jacks kept going down just enough (1-2 inches) to activate the alarm requiring us to stop and tend to it. Was a real pain and scary too.
We also had a couple of times that we couldn't get all of our jacks to retract into the store position, also a real pain.
We finally took our coach back to HWH in Moscow, Ia to work on them and since they have been better.
I would say it is a nice system to have, but also a potential headache.
We are also finding more RV parks have spaces level enough that we dont usually use our jacks; but, need them more if staying at state or national camp grounds.
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We are also finding more RV parks have spaces level enough that we dont usually use our jacks; but, need them more if staying at state or national camp grounds.
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Leveling jacks are also useful for stabilizing the coach... (even when parked in a level campsite).
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