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Posted: 08/11/12 11:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone have the electric leveling system by Lippert, its called Ground contriol leveling system. Its all electric with no Hydralics and each jack is supposed to lift 5000lbs.

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Yes, do a search. There are a number of posts about the Ground Control system.
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Actually everything I have read has been in regard to the hydro system. People love them! The electric system is new and currently only comes as a 6 jack setup when installed OEM. Aftermarket they only offer a 4 jack setup.


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Posted: 08/12/12 01:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

okiejoe wrote:

Anyone have the electric leveling system by Lippert, its called Ground contriol leveling system. Its all electric with no Hydralics and each jack is supposed to lift 5000lbs.


I installed the system on my AF 29-5T last December. We have used it quite a bit and just love it. I made a slight addition to the the control system. I added a high power relay to kill the rear jacks, so when hooking and unhooking the "all up" and "all down" only move the landing gear.
I am able to see the hitch in my rearview mirror so the remote sits on the console and allows me to move the pin up or down as necessary to connect.
The system is capable of lifting the whole rig off the ground!! I know because I have done it!!
Leveling is simple and positive. We have not needed the rear stabilizers since we started using the Ground Control System.

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Posted: 08/12/12 02:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ground Control is made by Rieco Titan not Lippert. I would not hesitate purchasing the Ground Control if I didn't already have the Bigfoot on my Cameo. My good friend Bill Gehr who does articles in Trailer Life and RV Journal tested long term the Ground Control and was very happy with it. He traded his HH for a Carriage and now has the Bigfoot also or he would still have the Ground Control. He wrote a very positive article and meant every word!
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If it doesn't work any faster than electric landing gear I probably could go through a 6 pack before it got done leveling. Not necessarily a bad thing after I got to thinking about it.


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Well thanks for the info, I may just add them to my 5er this winter, sounds like a good winter project.

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ChopperBill wrote:

If it doesn't work any faster than electric landing gear I probably could go through a 6 pack before it got done leveling. Not necessarily a bad thing after I got to thinking about it.


They are quite a bit faster than the electric landing gear. The most I ever got through was one beer!!!

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The Ground Control system is MADE by Reico Titan but now it is marketed by Lippert. I just added it to our Jayco and the jacks operate many times faster than the stock landing gear, not as fast as hydraulic but still sufficiently fast. I like the idea of isolating the rear jack so that the all up or all down only works the landing legs, could you post a diagram for how you did that? I'm not good at figuring such things out.

This system can be had on line for as little as $2200 plus freight.

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