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Old 12-30-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
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Auto levelers

Thinking about installing auto levelers on my 3400RL. Bigfoot or levelup. appreciate any info.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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I have the Bigfoot levelers. A lot of people say they cost too much. I don't think so. Although I paid $5100 installed (in CA), they can be obtained for much less by going directly to the factory in White Pigeon, MI.

All the levelers work as they are designed. Some just seem to work better.

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Old 12-30-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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Lippert Level-Up System here. They had a special at the Fall Rally so I don't know what the normal retail price is. At present the only place to have it installed is at TrailAir in Goshen. No matter which system you go with, there will still be times you'll have to put something under the jack pads as there is only so much travel in the rams. Level-Up uses 6 jacks vs 4 with the Big Foot, but don't quote me on the Big Foot, just what I've read.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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We have the Lippert Level-Up and love it. Might be worth waiting for the Fall Rally to see if they run the special again.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:41 AM   #5
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Lippert Level-Up System here. They had a special at the Fall Rally so I don't know what the normal retail price is. At present the only place to have it installed is at TrailAir in Goshen. No matter which system you go with, there will still be times you'll have to put something under the jack pads as there is only so much travel in the rams. Level-Up uses 6 jacks vs 4 with the Big Foot, but don't quote me on the Big Foot, just what I've read.
You're right. BigFoot levelers only have four jacks, each with their own pump and reservoir. Though we only have four jacks (each capable of lifting 17,000 pounds), they are sufficient and we see no need for two more.

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:17 AM   #6
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I have been in contact with TrailAir and next years' price for the LevelUp will be $3600, installed. They are working on a wireless system, but they are not sure if it will be ready by next years' rally.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:52 PM   #7
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I am totally satisfied with LevelUp system. You can't beat the price I paid. Everybody justifies their choice. Mine was economic as quality of either system doesn't seem to be an issue.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:26 PM   #8
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I think the thought behind the Level-up system with the six jacks is a little less strain on the frame. Putting one pair in front of the axles and one behind.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:02 AM   #9
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Any difference in stability with 6 jacks instead of 4? I'm talking about noticeable movement while walking around inside.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:10 AM   #10
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Never been in one with only four, so can`t compare.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:31 PM   #11
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Our level up is solid. On our way to Florida we were in Georgia for a few days on a not so level site. Level up raised our tires off the ground and we were still solid though Lippert recommends being fairly level, before operating the system. It's quick and efficient and I highly recommend it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #12
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Steve, we have the Level-up also and the way Bob explains the non-movement is the pressure is on the jacks/frame and not on wheels. That prevents any movement!

We love ours.... I repeat.... we love ours!!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #13
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Had Power Plus levelers for 12 years but just plain wore them out.We've been totally satisfied with our Big Foot System. Diana
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:51 AM   #14
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I looked into getting the level-up by Lippert,but they tell me I have to go to Goshen to have them installed. It would be nice if they would allow someone up here in the northwest to install them.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:42 AM   #15
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That might happen, as I understand it, the exclusive agreement with TrailAir is up this spring unless it gets renewed.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:19 AM   #16
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It would be nice if they would allow someone up here in the northwest to install them.
And in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic too....
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:31 PM   #17
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I've e-mailed them with this question/request at www.ecommerce@lci1.com If we show them there is interest in other parts of the country,maybe they will make some changes when the contract is due...
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:15 PM   #18
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They took about 6 hours to install mine. There is a good bit of skill and technology involved. There would be a significant learning curve to become an installer. There seems to be only 2 or 3 guys that know what's going on. They really need to expand their pool of technicians.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:32 AM   #19
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After installation by the "experts", I was still referred to the engineer/developer of the system to answer a problem I had.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:38 AM   #20
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A little concern here. If there is only 3 guys that can install them in the U.S. What do you do when you need a repair done. Would hate to be down south or out west and have a problem. For some reason this doesn't make no sense at all.

I'm guessing a little bit more time before I make a major purchase like this with no techs available when I have a problem. Will I have a problem? Its mechanical, so yes in time I will.

Anybody have an answer for this?
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