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bennefim

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Posted: 10/24/19 04:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At fleetwood service center now with Jack problem. Since atwood parts are unavailable new system is recommended. Any suggestions on brand or other options?
Doug
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We replaced the Atwood systsem on our 2006 Phaeton in July. We were thinking of the HWH system or the Big foot by Quadra Manufacturing. We were in northern Indiana, so either was convenient. We eventually went with the Big Foot. My husband liked that the four jacks were totally independent of each other with their own hydraulic pumps. One jack not working would not keep the system from operating. If one broke, it can be replaced easily. And we read about the customer service. Big Foot is owned by a family and they answer the phone even on the weekends. I like that the phone number is written on the panel, so no looking up a file. I did call one time when after several levelings, I thought the level needed adjustment because I always seemed to be a little low in one corner. Clinton answered the phone and walked me through resetting the default. Perfect. We had just pulled in, leveled, and I called from the driver's seat and within 40 seconds, I was happy. We have been very happy with the Big Foot system.

It has changed things. The air dump previously was tied in with the Atwoods. One time when a jack broke we could not move because the jacks system would not allow us to air up. So DH had to get in the "secret compartment" and manually air the system. With the Big Foot system, I now have an Air Dump switch. I like that.

Good luck. Do your research. I think either the HWH or the Big Foot would be a good choice. There is also Equalizer.

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Posted: 10/24/19 05:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We replaced our Atwood Levelegs with Big Foot.

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I've been looking at Equalizer. We all know HWH is good but wow they're pricey.

Sometime in the near future we too need to make a decision.


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Posted: 10/24/19 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got prices for hwh, bigfoot and equalizer. High to low was hwh, Bigfoot, then equalizer.

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May I ask what problem you are having?

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Posted: 10/25/19 04:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The problem I have always had the Jack's overextend,Shear a pin/gear then want retract or extend, Just loose. No replacement Jack's or parts anymore.

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bennefim wrote:

The problem I have always had the Jack's overextend,Shear a pin/gear then want retract or extend, Just loose. No replacement Jack's or parts anymore.


Contac Tiffin motorhomes in Red Bay. They did have complete jacks still available a few months ago. Doug

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Thanks Doug for the tip. Called Tiffin and they are all gone. They had replacements made for their Tiffin customers.Very good company! They mow use Hwh.

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Posted: 10/28/19 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We went to Tiffin in June looking for jack replacements and a control board. Only found used jacks over at bunkhouse. Control board could be found on line. But you could spend a couple thousand for these used parts and have the same problem next time you went to use them. So we bit the bullet and put on a complete new BigFoot system. Yes, it was expensive, but we live fulltime in it and needed to have a working jack system. They have been great.

Dale

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