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Old 01-07-2019, 08:20 PM   #21
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Update on my Big Foot

So all of the jacks work like they should. I can deploy TWO at a time to level evenly without being jerky.

My LED indicator light was out for the LF jack (thats why I thought only one was deploying). I just called BF and they are sending me a free replament (and I keep the old one for backup).

So im a happy camper. LOL
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:53 PM   #22
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Bigfoot

I had the factory install the system on our 2017 Siesta 24SR in September. The RV is stored for the winter, but the install went well and took all of 3 hours once they got to my unit. I was on my way by 2 pm that day. They advised against the automatic unit, since the length of my coach is short and the automatic system "hunts" to find the correct level. Easier to start the process and get all four jacks down and then manually work the corners to get level.

I'm very happy with the install and on the Mercedes Chassis they have mounting hardware so that there is no drilling necessary. I had a reason to make the trip from Manitoba to that area and decided to let the experts do the install.

There are still likely to be situations where I might have to place a block under one or more of the feet as the total amount of lift on these isn't enough for extreme situations.

Hmm - LDrider. (you on the list? I'm IBA 258)

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:09 AM   #23
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Yep, that was another reason I went with the plantium system. Many member say the same thing with other leveling systems - The auto mode wont level at all or correctly if way out of level.

I been using the larger Camco leveling blocks to help gain lift as needed under the jacks. I figured they will be stronger and more stable than the small level "lego" blocks.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:34 PM   #24
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To add to don't twist the frame, the coach's body can't take the twist. The side, roof and end caps are just screwed together with some caulking. You don't want those joints to separate.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:50 PM   #25
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To add to don't twist the frame, the coach's body can't take the twist. The side, roof and end caps are just screwed together with some caulking. You don't want those joints to separate.
Yep, you are correct. I was more affraid of cracking the windsheild but body damage is no fun either. Im glad I figured out what was going on with my system.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:44 PM   #26
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I have a Freedom Elite 24HE. When you installed the Big Foot System, did you have to remove the stabilizing jacks on the back?
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:11 PM   #27
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I have a Freedom Elite 24HE. When you installed the Big Foot System, did you have to remove the stabilizing jacks on the back?
My model does NOT have stabilizer jacks installed (by factory) but as long as they are NOT in the way I see no need to remove them (unless you want to save weight).
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:18 AM   #28
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