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Old 12-26-2018, 02:28 AM   #1
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I installed a Big Foot hydraulic leveling system on My 24FE. It is great
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:09 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club. I love mine.

Any pictures of your Big Feet and your rig? LOL.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Hereís a picture while we were at South Padre Island
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:19 PM   #4
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I installed a Big Foot hydraulic leveling system on My 24FE. It is great


Morning KOLCB: did you install the units your self, or did you have a dealer install it? Additionally, how many Jackís; do you have four, or six hydraulic jacks? What vendor or dealer did you purchase the units from? Reply at your convenience, thanks, Glenn.
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Morning KOLCB: did you install the units your self, or did you have a dealer install it? Additionally, how many Jackís; do you have four, or six hydraulic jacks? What vendor or dealer did you purchase the units from? Reply at your convenience, thanks, Glenn.
I installed them! Not real hard to do, as long as you can get under unit. I purchased direct from Bigfoot website. I have 4 jacks. They will raise unit enough to change a tire
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:53 PM   #6
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K0LCB - Did you weld your brackets on?

I installed myself but I opted to drill the holes and bolt on backets myself. It dont sound hard but the frame is very thick at this mounting point and it took forever to drill 8 holes for the rear brackets and about 18 drill bits (no joke).

Welding brackets is your best (and quickest) bet.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:09 PM   #8
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K0LCB - Did you weld your brackets on?

I installed myself but I opted to drill the holes and bolt on backets myself. It dont sound hard but the frame is very thick at this mounting point and it took forever to drill 8 holes for the rear brackets and about 18 drill bits (no joke).

Welding brackets is your best (and quickest) bet.
Mine used existing bolt holes or clamps for front, I had to drill two holes in floors on each side, everything went together fairly easy
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:17 PM   #9
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Mine used existing bolt holes or clamps for front, I had to drill two holes in floors on each side, everything went together fairly easy
Lucky you, Mine was much more involved.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:51 PM   #10
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Do you know if you install these after purchase will it effect warranty
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:07 AM   #11
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What is better. The 4 pump system or the single. Any issues with the single pump. I saw they have four systems for the Ford E450. Any suggestion on what system is the most reliable.

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Do you know if you install these after purchase will it effect warranty
Hard to say, CW will wiggle out of any warrantee as it is so it dont matter to me. I rather have levelers now VS a year or two down the road.

So the only one to be concerned about is Ford (I think 3 year) but the frames may be longer? Maybe?
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:58 AM   #13
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What is better. The 4 pump system or the single. Any issues with the single pump. I saw they have four systems for the Ford E450. Any suggestion on what system is the most reliable.

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I think one pump is better than the four pump system. JMHO..
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:59 AM   #14
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Since I didnít drill any holes, it shouldnít be a problem
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I think one pump is better than the four pump system. JMHO..
But ANY system , is better than not having one.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:02 AM   #16
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I think one pump is better than the four pump system. JMHO..
Well the one pump is cheaper. It was also on sale which made it even cheaper ($1988 plus $150 for bolt on kit).

But the 4 pump I think alows you to raise two at a time. I didnt really know this when I purchased the Big Foot Platinum a few month ago.

The Platinum kit will set the two front down first and raise it about 2 or 3 inches then the back is depoyed and does the same.....but if you want to raise just front or just the left side you have to do ONE at a TIME. I thought I could hold two buttons down at the same time - it wont allow you to do this. Just one jack at a time.... Back and forth.

So its like a seesaw - LR, then RF, Back and forth until you are level. This rocking drives my wife crazy (oh well). But this still is much quicker (and safer) than driving up on lego blocks. I have spent 45 mintues before trying to level the RV with blocks under 3 wheels and 5 or 6 high to just giving up with its "close enough".

If I had to do it again might go with the Auto level version for a litte more money.

Another reason I DIDNT go with Auto level was many forum members with the Auto level from factory say it dont work very well and that they do it manually. So I figured no sense in paying extra for something that I wont use.

Or they will say the Auto level wont deploy if it thinks it cant level it so they do it manually.
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Since I didnít drill any holes, it shouldnít be a problem
Only problem I see is if your not carefull you could have the frame twisted just enough that the slide (S) gives you problems or you put a stress crack in the front windshield. I bet they would say its your fault and not repair them.
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I thing reliability would be the same but if if you think about it the one pump is always used for each jack were the 4 pump system would work much less?

Something to think about.
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Been thinking of at least one jack since the single slide out makes the coach lean to the driver side.

Any thoughts on just jacking up the left rear enough to be able to use the bed and not wake up With big head aches?
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:25 AM   #20
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Been thinking of at least one jack since the single slide out makes the coach lean to the driver side.

Any thoughts on just jacking up the left rear enough to be able to use the bed and not wake up With big head aches?
Well other than driving on blocks? Are you finding the RV leans when you extend the slide out? You could get a couple of tri pod stabilizer jacks and install in the rear (as needed). Tighten them up before you extend the slide.

Are you talking about at the camp sites or are you doing quickie stops at Walmart Parking lots?

You dont want "one" hydraulic jack to raise the LR. You could twist the frame.

Go for the 4 jack system like Big Foot or other name brands.
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