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Old 05-11-2021, 10:49 AM   #41
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A few months ago we added the Bigfoot auto leveling system to our 28Z. That said, we are very happy, especially this past Sunday. We drove into our campsite in the pouring rain, pressed start on the keypad and 30 seconds later it was level. Now our friends that came with us have a new Class C (29 foot) and do not have them (yet) It was pouring raining out and he did not have enough leggo's to raise it the 6 inches he needed on the two front wheels and 5 inches on one of the rear. I got out mine that I still keep on hand and after getting drenched and 20 minutes later the RV was set up. First thing they said, never again and their going to look into getting the Hydraulic levelers installed.

You can get them for less then 4,000. Much less if you get the manual version, which is just as good. Just takes a few minutes longer to set up.

Link for the manual system.
https://www.shop.thebigfootleveler.c...n-MQ-E4501.htm

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Old 05-11-2021, 01:36 PM   #42
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Hi you can use any level app on your phone..see which you like. They are free
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:15 PM   #43
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CHS nice and they install?

All you typically need to install is some ATF, or call us to schedule an installation for as low as $300 at our facility.
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:30 PM   #44
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hi i spoke to the michigan place there is a manual pc-e45001 platinum central manual system for e450 1 pump $2195 $600 install appt are past mid une i need to send him pics because i have a stablizer on the rear hooked up to the bmpro and i do not want that removed.

https://www.shop.thebigfootleveler.c...n-MQ-E4501.htm
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:09 PM   #45
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hi i spoke to the michigan place there is a manual pc-e45001 platinum central manual system for e450 1 pump $2195 $600 install appt are past mid une i need to send him pics because i have a stablizer on the rear hooked up to the bmpro and i do not want that removed.

https://www.shop.thebigfootleveler.c...n-MQ-E4501.htm
I also have the factory stabilizer installed. The piston mounts about 48 inches in front of the stabilizers. You should have no problem.
That said I'm thinking about removing the stabilizers just to reduce extra weight. I'm not sure if it's ok to use them both. Don't want to take weight off the rear pistons and give them a chance of rocking causing a failure.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:19 PM   #46
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:40 PM   #47
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Very happy with my bigfoot auto levelers! I had them installed earlier this month. It was a very smooth process.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:27 PM   #48
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We are OK with the legos and travel mate. Once in a while we eyeball the bigfoot system. This past weekend we were next to a tag axle which leveled itself in about 20 seconds.

We have been concerned about a reduction in ground clearance, especially at the back. Are we concerned about nothing?
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:02 PM   #49
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We are OK with the legos and travel mate. Once in a while we eyeball the bigfoot system. This past weekend we were next to a tag axle which leveled itself in about 20 seconds.

We have been concerned about a reduction in ground clearance, especially at the back. Are we concerned about nothing?
Not familiar with your particular model but on my ACE I would drag the tail of the rv before I clunked the jacks.
If you are interested I suggest a call to Bigfoot up in Michigan and see what they say about where the jacks would be located on your rig
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:55 PM   #50
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We are OK with the legos and travel mate. Once in a while we eyeball the bigfoot system. This past weekend we were next to a tag axle which leveled itself in about 20 seconds.

We have been concerned about a reduction in ground clearance, especially at the back. Are we concerned about nothing?
Yes, you are concerned about nothing. You would have a lot of tail dragging to do before getting to the levelers.

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Old 05-11-2021, 10:13 PM   #51
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It actually just comes up as "level"; when I acess My Apps...
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:08 PM   #52
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I don't have a photo but mine is very similar to 16ace27. The rear would scrape before the jacks hit.

For level apps, I use one on Android called simply "Bubble Level" by PixelRose SARL. It's a 360 level that's free and has no ads. It can be calibrated by placing the phone on a known-level surface. Very handy app.
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:26 AM   #53
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Appreciate the Level App information, look forward to trying it out! Now my husband won't be able to roll his eyes at me if I can't find the real level!!
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Old 05-12-2021, 12:07 PM   #54
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Appreciate the Level App information, look forward to trying it out! Now my husband won't be able to roll his eyes at me if I can't find the real level!!
No more eye rolling?
Where's the fun in THAT?
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:10 PM   #55
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On the website for Bigfoot they mention (bolt on) installation. Not sure what they meant by that, BUT. They had to weld 5 plates onto the frame (THEN) bolt each piston, and the pump unit on. Due to past experience with Authorized installers (Converting a Honda Goldwing to a trike) I went directly to the manufacturer instead.
I would imagine other manufacturers would have to do the same.
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:37 PM   #56
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thanks for all the info. I guess the total for me about $2800. I need to see how or when i can get to Michigan after June. few trips planned to CA, OR, WA ID etc....

so far using legos and phone leveler has worked. i make sure the bathroom pan is level also
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:46 PM   #57
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hi 2020 thor vegas the company asked if any towards the shackle mounts? Not aure what that is? i just see 2 stabs near the rear?
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:50 PM   #58
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When they say "Bolt On", they are referring to the entire system is bolted onto the frame. Mercedes Benz will not allow anything to be welded onto the frame. They also will not allow drilling holes into the frame.

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Yup! Those M.B. engineers are pretty careful about what gets done to their babies...
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:56 PM   #60
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the spring shackle


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