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Posted: 02/17/12 05:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thought question was perfectly clear. He will level with with the blocks,which doesn't stabilize, then asks if he will need stabilizing jacks to stabilize. We use both for extended stays,.

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lcruzen wrote:

Let me clarify then. I plan to use lego blocks to level since I'm used to doing it that way. My question is do most folks use stabilizing jacks or just not bother with them? Is that better?


Thank you for clarifying. I just wanted to make sure that you knew there is a difference between the two types of jacks.

We have only been RV'ing for five years, but in that time I have not ever seen someone using plain stabilizer jacks under a C. I thought that when we purchased our C, that we might need them. We have since found out that we do not need them, and we are glad that we did not waste the money or the storage space.

The above is not meant to say that *no* person needs or uses them, but I would say not to purchase them immediately, but instead try out the C you get for a night or two before you make that decision.

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Thanx to all for the responses! Stayed tuned for more questions(I promise it won't be gas or diesel)!


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lcruzen wrote:

...(I promise it won't be gas or diesel)!


How about...
Slide topper or no slide topper?
Propane on or off while traveling?
Moving around or seat belted while moving?



We miss many aspects of our 5'er but the positives of the class C are well worth what we gave up. If you do change to a C, hope you get lots of enjoyment from it!!!


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hotbyte wrote:

lcruzen wrote:

...(I promise it won't be gas or diesel)!


How about...
Slide topper or no slide topper?
Propane on or off while traveling?
Moving around or seat belted while moving?



We miss many aspects of our 5'er but the positives of the class C are well worth what we gave up. If you do change to a C, hope you get lots of enjoyment from it!!!


I know there will be a few down sides but a C is the only way I'll consider continuing the RV lifestyle. If and when we do pull the trigger I have no doubt it will be right for us.

I promise not to ask any of the questions you supplied either!
My opinions on them are cemented and irrelevant to anyone else.

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lcruzen wrote:



I know there will be a few down sides but a C is the only way I'll consider continuing the RV lifestyle. If and when we do pull the trigger I have no doubt it will be right for us.


I thought your original question was perfectly understandable. We look forward to helping with any more questions from you. We appreciate the sharing of your rv "journey" with us.

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I had stabilizing jacks on my C and they were just a nuisance. Even using a chuck in a power drill to drop them, the result was just not worth it. That being said, I did have HWH levelers installed and I would never go back to legos, boards,or trying to jockey around a site to get level. IMHO only.

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I have Big Foot levelers on my C. I love them. I had the scissor jacks before, still have them in the front in fact. I used a drill on them, it was convenient and easy. The stability from the levelers is unparalleled. They are automatic, mash a button and they work! The RV moves less when people move inside, and the chassis is straight, so the door is not skewed. I still carry linx leveler blocks because if I get a really uneven site, I dont want the wheels off of the ground.


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x2 with demoon and suffolklow......I had HWH installed after I purchased my "C" and went camping twice. DW was more happy for me than I next time we went camping...The older you get, the more you, not appreciate them, but need them.


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My input on motor home stabilization and leveling.

Our smaller 24 foot rig equipped with heavy duty stabilizer/anti-sway bars both front and rear installed for improved drivability, we also benefit while parked. We don't require further stabilization. If your new rig handles poorly, get the bars installed and benefit in multiple ways.

I agree with many here that most camp grounds require little or no leveling. If leveling is needed, then the Lynx Levelers come out.

One thing about stabilization jacks (and leveling jacks too) is that you can easily add them at any time. They are installed post-assembly after the motor home is completed, so no worry about retrofitting. They are retrofitted regardless. Many motor home manufactures drive fully completed rigs to the shop down the street to get the leveling jacks installed.

I advise to first do without them and see how it goes.


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