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bgant4

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Posted: 10/27/12 09:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an 2012 silverback RET. Is it practical to install auto leveling jacks on this? A lot of site need levelig side to side as well as front to back. What is your preference?

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While auto leveling is nice, as long as it comes with the trailer. But I don't think I would pay the money for a retrofit system. Easier (and cheaper) to carry a couple of 2X8X4'.

I am sure there is a system out there that could be fitted to your rig. My trailer came with Lippert 4 point electric system and it works very well. Was a $4,000 item. If it wasn't already installed, I would not have it added.


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Possible? Yes, practical? Not from a financial standpoint. I level side to side before I Unhitch, then front to back. I did add a second pair of stabilizers about mid point on the frame. Makes a big difference in stability.


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we have the Lippert six point system on our 13 Big sky.It is listed as 3495.00 option OEM. It is a great addition.If it is worth it to add on is up to the consumer.


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If you fulltime or even parttime then I would say get it. If you only camp a couple times a year then probably not.


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If one is a snowbird and parks the 5th wheel for 6 months at one site I find it a luxury that I can do without. If I were moving around from location to location alot all year long then I would consider it very helpful but still would question the cost/benefit ratio. Small leaks sink big ships.

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We've got the Big Foot system which I think is excellant. I'm still learning about the unit. When I get it out of storage I've got to call Big Foot and let them walk me through finding a true level. We finally figured out it was off a little. Told the dealer and he just said call them and let them help you, and added thats what we would have to do. Probably won't go back to that dealer.


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We do both as we sit for 5 or six months during the winter and move around a lot during the summer.Thus far it has worked perfectly and sure makes setting up and tearing down a lot easier no matter how many times you do it.It is a cost vs benefit issue and a individual choice. Since we are on then older side touching a switch and watching the 5th wheel level was worth it...for us.

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I have the Lippert 6 point system works good for us, price was right at one of our national rallies, under $2500.00


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We did the Level-Up retrofit to our previous Montana. Worked great and beat the heck out of carrying a small lumber yard around for leveling. It came standard on our Redwood and we wouldn't have a unit without it. We're retired so we spend most of the summer traveling with our Friends so we move frequently and the system makes set-up and tear down a breeze. You have to decide for your self if the cost is justified.


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