Originally Posted by rickemo
In our old class C Jayco Melbourne we used the orange inter-locking blocks (forget the brand name) to drive onto to level. They are light weight and easy to store. We still have them five years later and use them under our leveling jacks on our class A.
They are called LYNX LEVELERS
. I use them and like them. They are very light weight, store easy, and the wheel chocks & top caps are great compliments.
I carry 4 bags of Lynx Levelers that hold everything I need. Our rig is lighter than most so when I run short on blocks which is rare, I will drive up on only one rear tire. It is not recommended, but like I say, the rig is not that heavy and I am not driving, just sitting and well supported on top caps.
An auto-leveling system is very costly and some manufactures won't provide a warranty if installed on an older rig. Some refuse to install them on anything but new or almost new rigs.
Auto levelers used aggressively may twist the body a tad bit which might split a seam in the house, especially on the longest rigs.
Some auto levelers for class C's are more limited. You can't raise them but a few extra inches, not enough to lift a tire up off the ground. That may be by design to avoid twisting the frame and damaging the house. These limited systems require blocks under them to gain more height if your parking pad is far off level.
Auto levelers require regular maintenance to be trouble-free. I read many posts, people having trouble with them of one kind or another, and not necessarily due to a lack of maintenance. Hydraulic or electric, each have their own troubles.
I am glad I didn't get them when ordering our rig new back in 2007 because I wonder if 14 years later, I would have regrets.
BUT.....There is a lot to say about the convenience of pushing buttons instead of crawling around with blocks of sorts, especially in the dark and/or in the rain. You have to decide what trade-offs you are willing to make.