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Old 09-21-2018, 11:25 PM   #15
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Push a button to level. Go outside and hookup water/ electric/sewer. Go back inside put out slides.
Get cold beer out of frig and relax. 5 minutes on a slow day start to finish.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:57 AM   #16
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Buying a coach without leveling jacks would be like buying a car with crank up windows.
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"but DW is asking me if it's just another gadget or if RVers find them essential, useful, or just another gadget"

Inform DW that without them it will be her job to dig out boards or blocks and position them, potentially in the dark or rain while you drive onto them....that will likely answer her question
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Buying a coach without leveling jacks would be like buying a car with crank up windows.

If it is a gadget, then I sure like gadgets!
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:57 PM   #19
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We are looking at a 2015 Class A Winnebago Tribute that has automatic leveling jacks. I think the system is quite useful but DW is asking me if it's just another gadget or if RVers find them essential, useful, or just another gadget.
What do folks think?
Thanks to all for praises for auto leveling. DW and I rented a Class C last week for a short week of camping. The owner from whom we rented told us there were 2 leveling ramps in the box, but there was only 1. So we slept downhill the first night (then purchased some leveling blocks). DW agrees that auto leveling is a must whenever we find the perfect RV for us!
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I’d leave the word auto out - we prefer to manually deploy the “levelers” and adjust them as necessary. Auto leveling is sometimes way too aggressive.
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:20 PM   #22
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I have not seen any system that is purely manual. Everything I have seen are systems with automatic and manual modes.
The RVA leveling system on my MH is purely manual but it takes me less than a minute to get the coach level. How difficult is it to use a bubble level to level something?

I've had coaches with automatic systems that were problematic with respect to leveling. If the ground slope was a bit more than the automatic system could handle it would fuss over things for a while and then "announce" that it couldn't level the coach. With the manual system I can almost always get it close enough to level that we're comfortable, especially if we're only spending a night or two.
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Nice, but problematic!
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