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Old 03-01-2014, 10:29 PM   #1
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Question Leveling Systems for a Class C - Needed or No


I bought a used unit late last summer and am looking forward to traveling this summer (if it ever comes - right now the RV is part of a big snow bank). When I asked the dealer about leveling systems, I was told I didn't need any because campsites are always level enough. At a recent RV show, I noted that several Class C units had leveling systems. Camping World has a system on sale in their latest flyer (they are pricy).

So, what are your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, etc.?


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Old 03-01-2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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I sure enjoyed the hydraulic levelers on our class a and class C. My 5th wheel has auto levelers and it is great.

Absolutely necessary...no. Sure nice....yes.


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Without levers, your RV behaves like a boat. With wind or inside movement it will rock back and forth, and at times up and down. If you believe all campsites are level, then you must believe in leprechauns.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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And you believe in the "Level Campsite Fairie".
Had levelers on previous class A. Did not get them for new class C. Didn't think I needed them. WRONG. Just had installed and notice the difference.
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I just read the thread title out loud and my ten year old boy said "not needed but greatly appreciated".

Mom and dad agree. Sites are generally level enough but leveling systems definitely help with stability. Especially when the aforementioned ten year old gets moving around.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:47 AM   #6
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If you live close to Southern Michigan consider Big Foot installed at the factory.
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Originally Posted by FESTAR View Post

When I asked the dealer about leveling systems, I was told I didn't need any because campsites are always level enough.
Guessing you asked him the question before you signed and paid for it.
If question was after, he would say you would need one for a the many unlevel campsites and would want to sell/install you a level system.
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Had a C and small A without levelers. But I had a "system" of 2x10s that were flawless.

Levelers are nifty on smaller rigs, but not required. We were leveler-less for almost 20 years. You get used to it!
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If you live close to Southern Michigan consider Big Foot installed at the factory.
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X2 Talk with Big Foot before buying levelers of any other brand. Wish my Tiffin had them.
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Leveling systems are very expensive (as in waaaay overpriced). Unless you buy used and the coach comes with them I would never bother. Our 24' C is very simple to level, I use the yellow plastic Lego blocks and have never needed more than 2 under a wheel. Perhaps the longer C's are more difficult to level (I don't know), but the systems are pricey, add weight and mechanical complexity for little more than convenience.

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Originally Posted by pcurt23 View Post
If you live close to Southern Michigan consider Big Foot installed at the factory.
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I live in Virginia and I'm driving to the factory to have them installed on my 31' Itasca Spirit. Any rig is going to need to be leveled, and those lego blocks many people use (me included) are just a pain in the butt. The factory website says the factory is having a special on installation -- $400 off, which brings that part of the cost down to $100 -- but the notice says February, so it may or may not be offered in March. You just don't hear many bad comments from people who have bought Bigfoot, which factored into my purchase decision (and, no, I have no financial interest in, or get anything from the company, for saying that).
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I had Bigfoots installed at Quadra,
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Our first C didn't have them. Our new one does. Depending on the site, you may need some 2x12s in addition to the levelers.
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We had manual scissors jacks on our old class C. We needed them because we liked (and still like) to stay in older National Parks, state campgrounds, and Forest service campgrounds where the sites are usually not "level enough". Now with the auto levelers it's really nice to go to those same campsites and push a button to level!

As others do, we still carry and use our leveling blocks for the situations where the auto levelers don't level well enough.

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