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beeman1

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I do not have auto levelers. So with that said what are some of easiest and simplest ones to use?
What is average cost to have auto ones installed. Thank you

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beeman1 wrote:

I do not have auto levelers. So with that said what are some of easiest and simplest ones to use?
What is average cost to have auto ones installed. Thank you


We had the Atwood levelegs system replaced on our 40' Tiffin Phaeton with BigFoot levelers. Very happy with them. They were just under $6000 to have done. At the time, BigFoot was putting their system on the Tiffin Wayfarer, the smaller Class C they manufacture. I believe they still are. The HWH system was about the same price. There is also Equalizer.

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We purchased our class C with the Bigfoot system on it. Outside of Forest River's error in assembly (they didn't secure the sensor that tells the system when it's level so it was just flopping around under a cabinet), we've had no trouble with it in 4.5 years.

I've seen installed prices in the $3,500 to $5,000 range.


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Short of installing an auto-leveling system, some Beech-Lane levelers and a LevelMatePRO is a good combination for around $200 total. If installing, Big Foot has a good reputation and, when I looked last, was running $3,500 - $4,500 depending on how many struts, etc. (but that's been a while).

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As I replied to your post on iRV2, Bigfoot look like a popular system.
If the border ever reopens for normal traffic, I may get a system installed. If the weight isn't a problem.


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I used wood to level the Class C.

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Based on all the glowing remarks I read about the Big Foot leveling system and their support they provide to their customers I purchased a Platinum system when the company had a sale on them. I searched around within an approximate area of 3-4 hundred miles of where I live here in California for a shop to install the Bigfoot. Most. shops seemed very unfamiliar with the system but would quote me a price of $2-3 thousand for installation and it would take from 2-4 weeks to install. With this in mind, I decided to install it myself. After the initial back and forth of ordering and waiting for shipping of the BF system, it arrived and I was in the process of installing the unit that I noticed things weren't matching up the way they were supposed to and I reached out to BF with a phone call. Well after a few days and not receiving a call back I called BF again and was promised a call back which never happened. This went on for a total of 4+ months with wrong parts being sent and calls not being returned and no one claiming to be in charge who would look into helping me with my problems. Eventually I was reaching the end of my installation when I found out that BF sent me the wrong length hydraulic lines and being totally fed up with. it all, I went to a local shop that produced custom length hoses and spent $165 for the right length hoses rather than deal with BF and wait three weeks for shipment. Are they a reputable company to deal with? Absolutely not! It is a family owned and operated business and no one wants to own up to mistakes and they get away with it. Is it a good product? I have had continuous issues with the system related to parts failures and not with the installation. As a matter of fact, the installation has not been an issue at all.

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I guess there are always going to be perils in attempting any DIY installtions.
I had considered ordering a system and trying the DIY route, but thought about it a bit more and decided I'd rather spend a few extra dollars on fuel to get to their shop, and let them install it, than be relegated to your situation where you play phone tag with their supprot people, and then have to wait for parts to be sent out, and so on.
Most of the reviews I've read are more about the systems being good, rather than about DIY installation problems. Your story is worthy of note.

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I DIY installed a Bigfoot manual push button system on our previous motorhome in 2008, and the job went without a hitch with everything supplied fitting perfectly and working correctly. Any questions I had were answered promptly either by email or phone call as appropriate. I even received a phone call on a Sunday from an inquiry that I didn't expect to be answered until Monday. I couldn't have been more pleased with everything. I was also pleased when we were looking at our current motorhome, that it had a factory installed Bigfoot automatic system that has also worked well with minimal maintenance. Another leveler brand wouldn't have been a deal killer, but the Bigfoot system was a definite plus.


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Nobody mentioned HWH system yet. I am very happy with mine seeing it is 25 years old and still works. Seals and return springs are all original. I had to replace a Hyd line because it chaffed on the chassis frame and a control board because I left my window open and rain saturated the board.

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