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Old 04-08-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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Air/hyd leveling

Air/Hyd level system. I have a 2003 Imperial with the dual leveling system. I mostly use the Hyd because I feel the coach is very stable, vs the air. Thinking of purchaseing a 2010 43' dynasty with air only. Has anyone else done this and are you o.k. with the lack of hyd. Has anyone added hyd leveling, and what was the cost? Thanks for your input, regards, Clare Isert
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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My 97 coach had hydraulic levelers and the new one is air. Initially I would have preferred the hydraulic but the more I use the new coach the more I like the air. Only draw back I see with air that I liked about the hydraulic was that with the hydraulic levelers I could literally raise the coach high enough to change a tire or fill a hole in if I got it stuck in the sand. I actually missed that feature but with the new coaches even with hydraulic levelers you'd probably have to over ride the system the get it to raise the coach enough to change a tire.

If you could get both that would be ideal but I don't think you'll be unhappy with the air.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:32 PM   #3
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The air leveling system has several advantages. 1. You won't get stuck in the mud. 2, You won't get stuck in the asphalt and 3, You will like the stability, especially when you dump the air and your coach is close to the ground.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #4
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Mine came with hydraulic jacks, and I added air leveling. I like the air leveling much more. It is easy to operate and I find it just as stable as the jacks. It is especially nice when you are just stopping for a while and want to level and it is raining out and you don't have a real good surface to put jacks down onto. If I had my choice, I would have both, but would use the air leveling 90% of the time.

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Adding Air Leveling????

Rex, you got my attention. Where/how/howmuch for an aftermarket air leveling system?

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Old 04-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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David, it is an HWH 2000 system as used on many Monaco products. Some also had series 600 systems but did the same thing. I installed it myself in about a week but didn't work all day every day. Not a hard job either. A friend and I purchased new systems as surplus from Monaco a little while before they went bankrupt. My friend never installed his and will sell it, but down not want to fool with shipping it. He lives in Mississippi.

I did a write-up on the installation with pictues if you are interested. Reach me off line at rbdtanasi @

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