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Old 09-15-2021, 09:17 PM   #1
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Levelers on a 22-Foot Motorhome

I have had Bigfoot Levelers installed on my 2004 Itasca Spirit for quite awhile. They're great! I'm close to buying a 2021 Minnie Winnie 22M. Would levelers be beneficial for a rig that short?
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I wouldn't own one without levelers. Don't care what size RV.
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I have had Bigfoot Levelers installed on my 2004 Itasca Spirit for quite awhile. They're great! I'm close to buying a 2021 Minnie Winnie 22M. Would levelers be beneficial for a rig that short?

Levelers are awesome and I donít think Iíll ever own another motorhome without them. With a rig that short, especially if itís on the E350 chassis (not the beefier E450 chassis), youíll need to mind your cargo carrying capacity though. Unfortunately, some of those smaller ones are pretty close to maxed out after passengers, water and gear so adding another 200+ pounds of levelers might limit you quite a bit.
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Levelers are awesome and I donít think Iíll ever own another motorhome without them. With a rig that short, especially if itís on the E350 chassis (not the beefier E450 chassis), youíll need to mind your cargo carrying capacity though. Unfortunately, some of those smaller ones are pretty close to maxed out after passengers, water and gear so adding another 200+ pounds of levelers might limit you quite a bit.
The Minnie Winnie 22M that I'm looking at is an E-450 chassis. But I'll run the numbers on water, gear, etc. Thanks for your insight.
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I wouldn't own one without levelers. Don't care what size RV.
Thanks. I'm kind of leaning in that direction myself.
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The Minnie Winnie 22M that I'm looking at is an E-450 chassis. But I'll run the numbers on water, gear, etc. Thanks for your insight.

Thatís a nice set up and should give you a lot more CCC to play with. Good luck!
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We went from a 34' class A with levelers to a 30 foot class C without levelers. One trip and we had HWH levelers installed. Our current 5er had Big Foot levelers as well. I will not have an RV without levelers. The same goes for a residential fridge, washer/drier, dishwasher and Wingard Traveler antenna. Some things just make life simpler.

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Our Coachmen 24í came with stabilizers. They seem to do the job once we are leveled.
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Levelers are especially nice, almost essential with the current 2-motor slide-out mechanism that is extremely sensitive to being level during operation.

Like previously stated by others, if built on an E450, no worries concerning over-loading. The E350 is questionable.
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I will also never own another RV without levelers. They weren't an option on the 22 Jayco Redhawk 31F we purchased in September. Had them added by the dealer before we picked up.
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Back in 2007, we ordered our rig HERE without levelers to save weight and cost. We figured we could add them later if we changed our mind. 15 years so far and we continue to manage without them.

In the places we travel, many campsites are unpaved, poorly maintained with humps and dips. Our rig is not huge which allows for room to maneuver in and out of those irregularities for a "acceptable" leveling. I have levels right-left and front-back in the cockpit so I can do so quickly and independently. Otherwise I resort to using Lynx Levelers.

If we did not set-up camp for our rig staying put, leaving in our tow vehicle during the day, I could see having levelers being more essential for a quick exit and return every day.
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With a rig that short, especially if itís on the E350 chassis (not the beefier E450 chassis), youíll need to mind your cargo carrying capacity though. Unfortunately, some of those smaller ones are pretty close to maxed out after passengers, water and gear so adding another 200+ pounds of levelers might limit you quite a bit.
That's the reason I can't have levelers on my 25 footer, my CCC is very meager and we are at GVWR already. That said it hasn't really been an issue most of the time. I use 2- 2x8 boards under the fronts sometimes but most times nothing. Since everything is only a step or 2 away in a 25 footer there's no real rocking either. It would be a nice luxury if I could afford the weight, but I can't.
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That's the reason I can't have levelers on my 25 footer, my CCC is very meager and we are at GVWR already. That said it hasn't really been an issue most of the time. I use 2- 2x8 boards under the fronts sometimes but most times nothing. Since everything is only a step or 2 away in a 25 footer there's no real rocking either. It would be a nice luxury if I could afford the weight, but I can't.
Thatís the downside to the sprinter chassis unfortunately. I think the e350 has 1500 pounds more gvwr than the sprinter. My 25 footer has a OCCC of 2100 which is decent and I weigh 11,700 fully loaded with a tank of water and full fuel. Leaves a pretty good cushion to the 12,500 gvwr. I did add levelers and thatís my weight with the big foot on it
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