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I had electric-mechanical jacks on 2 previous 5er and this one and the past two had hydraulic jacks. I'll take the hydraulic system any day of the week. I had problems with the electric-mechanical jacks several times. The Big Foot hydraulic jacks have had only one problem in the 8 years in the current RV. One jack started leaking and had to be replaced which I did myself.

The electric jacks had multiple problems of motors burning out, blowing buses and gears breaking.

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TXiceman wrote:

I had electric-mechanical jacks on 2 previous 5er and this one and the past two had hydraulic jacks. I'll take the hydraulic system any day of the week. I had problems with the electric-mechanical jacks several times. The Big Foot hydraulic jacks have had only one problem in the 8 years in the current RV. One jack started leaking and had to be replaced which I did myself.

The electric jacks had multiple problems of motors burning out, blowing buses and gears breaking.

Ken


Yep. The idea that electric jacks are a safer bet with less that will go wrong is pure nonsense.

People come up with all sorts of ideas that aren't necessarily true to justify their purchases. I've had (have, actually - if you count the electric jacks on the truck camper) both and much, much prefer the hydraulic.


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Hydraulic all the way.... simple, easy...


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