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Old 05-14-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hi all, finally back into RVing(health) question for my RV buddies? I have a 2016 Axis 25.2 low profile, can anyone help me on what make of leveling system I can have installed and who is reliable . I’m in So Cal I remember a post that mentioned a guy around the Palm Springs area but lost his name. Thanx in advance 👍
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:12 PM   #2
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We had HWH levelers installed in our 2016 Vegas 25.2 at delivery. They are the kick down style and have worked flawlessly. The HWH site says they have an authorized installer in El Cajon, CA, the only one in the state.

Others on the forum have Bigfoot systems, made by Quadra of Michigan. My previous coach had that brand. If you do a search here on the forum, leveling jacks have been discussed several times.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:58 AM   #3
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Thanx for that info Mr Sunshine
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #4
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We had the Big Foot platinum system installed at the factory in Michigan. Works perfect and we're very pleased with it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:37 PM   #5
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Glad to hear that you've whipped the health issues...
I've got the Equalizer system in my rig,and it works really well.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:20 PM   #6
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Thanx Bob for the info and kind words ��
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #7
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Will look into it, thank 46 triple 5 ��
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:11 PM   #8
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not worth much since this is just research opinion and not experience based ...but back when I was planning to add a system, I had decided after quite a lot of research, to go with the bigfoot system, probably the manual one.

In the end it was a lower priority than some other things I needed to do...and eventually decided that we are doing just fine without it... hence the "no experience"
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:18 PM   #9
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Hi all, finally back into RVing(health) question for my RV buddies? I have a 2016 Axis 25.2 low profile, can anyone help me on what make of leveling system I can have installed and who is reliable . I’m in So Cal I remember a post that mentioned a guy around the Palm Springs area but lost his name. Thanx in advance 👍
I have the HWH standard levelers.
It's called the Joystick Manual Control with Straight Acting Jacks
It's a very good system, although expensive as compared to the Bigfoot

I paid $3,000 for the parts + $1500 for the labor at an RV "Stealer-ship"

I've since saved money on many other add-ons so I'm happy with the purchase and will never, ever go without hydraulic levelers in any RV again.

If you need photos or more info...send me a Private Message
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:24 AM   #10
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Appreciate the response TB1 ��
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:32 PM   #11
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I went with big foot on my vegas. bought from them when they where on sale and installed myself. not sure what part of cali your in but here in chino there is a shop called m&m that do quality work.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:12 AM   #12
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Does the Bigfoot reduce the clearance on the Vegas?
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:38 AM   #13
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Good question Ajax1000 hopefully VegasBaby has the answer
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:53 AM   #14
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mine raise to just above axle height and they do go above a standard curb
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:56 AM   #15
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leveling jacks

I have 2017 Axis 25.4 that I bought new and purchased the HWH electronic levelers from Amazon for around $3,300.00 and I did the install, not a job for the weekend mechanic, I worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and I had all the tools necessary, it requires drilling the frame and I had to make up a cross member in the rear to mount the rear jacks, the generator is in the way so I got with HWH customer service and the guy on that end was very helpful, The Thor dealer wanted over $7,000.00 to install some electric jacks that were made in China and when I looked them up on line the reviews were terrible, very happy with the HWH system
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:06 PM   #16
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Autolevelers procedure

We just purchased a 2016 windsport. When we tried the autoleveler at PPL, it worked.

Now that I have it home, the autoleveler doesn’t work. I am following the directions from the owner’s manual, but I get a low voltage error. I can use it in the manual mode and it is smoother than the auto at the dealer.

At the dealer, we replaced all three batteries.

I like someone’s suggestion on 4 batteries, but how do you set it up? Is there a wiring diagram or pictures?

Ppl is a consignment dealer in Houston.

What is the proper procedure for using the auto-leveler?
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:11 PM   #17
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Regarding auto levelers

While I was entering my post, my wife googled it. This sounds like a common problem.

I might just use the manual leveling procedure that is in the manual for now.

I looked at the battery compartment and I think I could easily install a third battery.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:17 AM   #18
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Appreciate the response TB1 ��
Ron prefers BLOCKS .. we have had levelers on a prior rv...however, when we bought our Axix...we had a couple bags of Blocks...so he decided to use them...we use them more in our driveway to level up than when camping..seldom run into issues with campgrounds...I know, it sounds crazy..but it is true ! Using Blocks is a quick, easy way to deal with it for us.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:14 PM   #19
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leveling systems

I have a 2018 Thor Siesta which is built on a Mercedes Benz Chassis. I looked at two different systems that bolt onto the frame as required by Mercedes Benz. One was the HWH system which can be installed at most Camping World stores. The other was The Equalizer System. The HWH system uses return springs to pull up the hydraulic ram when not being used. After years of wear, you need to replace those springs. The Equalizer System does not use the return springs. The rams are pulled back up under pressure. Both were about the same in price when installed. I live in Orange County CA and went with the Equalizer system which also come with a smart phone app to remotely control the system. I went with an independent shop in San Bernardino called J&L RV Repair. It is a family owned and run shop 9094292194. The system cost me $6,000 installed. They also do THOR warranty work. Great customer service. I came across them from a couple of other rvers while out camping one weekend.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:39 PM   #20
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While I was entering my post, my wife googled it. This sounds like a common problem.

I might just use the manual leveling procedure that is in the manual for now.

I looked at the battery compartment and I think I could easily install a third battery.
First of all, the leveling system uses both the chassis battery and the house batteries for operation. The engine should be running, parking brake set and both battery banks charged to a medium level or better (80% of charge). The computer expects to see 13.7 volts from the chassis battery and 12.0 volts from the house batteries. Anything less will show a low battery alarm and not operate in auto mode. In manual mode, you only need 11.2 volts from each set of batteries. If your batteries are low from dry camping, you should start the generator, coach engine and allow 10 minutes or so for the batteries to take a bulk charge before operating the leveling system.
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