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Old 12-19-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Replace Electric Jacks with Hydraulic Jacks?

My friend has beautiful 40 foot fifth wheel but is disappointed with the electric jacks. They are mounted low and ocassionally scrape on any incline. He would like to replace them with a hydraulic jack system that will automatically level the fifth wheel and totally retract.

I know we have folks out there with hydraulic jacks that fit the bill and I would love to hear from you so I can pass the info on to my friend. I'm using this questions to make a "iRV2" believer of him.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #3
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Bigfoot makes hydraulic self-leveling setups for 5ers as well as MH's.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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My brother has a coach with electric jacks. They operate so smoothly compared to our jerky hydraulic jacks.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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Lippert Components sells the Level-up system. Six hydraulic jacks, replaces the electric landing gear, one set in front of the axles and the last set behind the axles. One disconnected from the TV, press the Auto Level button on the control panel and away you go. Leveled in about 20 or 30 seconds. I think it's price in the same neighborhood as the Big Foot System. I have the Level-up System on my 5er
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:45 PM   #6
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I had the BIG FOOT self leveling system retrofitted to my 30 foot 5er. I can pick all four wheels off the ground with it. That was great when I had a blowout. No jack needed. Each foot will lift 12,000 lbs. Yes that is 12,000 lbs. The total system will lift 48,000 lbs. My 15,000 lb rig is nothing for it to lift. It works great. It is a little pricey but worth it for me as a very mobile fulltimer. The legs are hydrolic in both directions. No springs for retracting.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:41 AM   #7
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We have the Big Foot system also and I'm happy with it !

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Old 12-22-2010, 05:32 PM   #8
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We have the BigFoot system on our rig and love it. Be aware that most hydraulic systems require a fairly beefy frame to mount it on. Check with your manufacturer before spending your money.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #9
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We too switched to Big Foot when after 14 years of continual use, we just wore out our Power Plus Levelers. We've been very happy. Di
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Remember to consider that you're adding quite a bit more weight to your rig. 4 to 6 jacks, lines, reservoir, etc.

Could be dicey depending on your current weights.
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Another happy Bigfoot owner here. Love the one touch auto leveler.
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