Originally Posted by artvdb
I have an 07 Newmar Ventana with old Attwood jacks. It seems you replaced your jacks recently with Attwoods newer system. How do you like them? Have you had any issues? Do they work similar to old system. I plan to replace mine soon and since the old system had issues, I was thinking of going to a different vendor.......maybe Bullseye. Did you look at other vendors?
Anything you can provide will help.
I like the new system, it's worked fine since installed in 2014 and with the redesign there's none of the clutching at the ends of travel which caused the jacks to fail.
I didn't look at other vendors, when I dealt with Atwood I got a really good price on the new system, way less than the $2871 Amazon has the Bullseye systems for. Newmar installed it but I am confident I could have installed it myself and saved the install cost.
I would definitely get in touch with Atwood regarding this, even though it's well past the warranty Atwood may give you a break on the cost of the new system, especially if you've had multiple failures and have reported them to Atwood.
Several Tiffin owners in the early threads I read said when they had three failures Tiffin offered to replace the jacks either free or nearly free. Newmar did not give me much, the levelers were installed along with a re-siding job in Winter so I did get the reduced labor rate. That is one of the times I was wishing that Matt Miller was as reachable as Bob Tiffin.
Have you seen this
thread? Installations does not seem too difficult, you won't have the LP Gas tank issue Chuck2341 had as you already had jacks. You may have to cut/grind off the old mounts to drill and mount the new ones in their place, but that should not be too difficult.