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Old 09-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Auto Leveling Jacks

Newbie question about auto leveling hydraulic system..... On my 2013 Jayco 37FS, nearly everytime i use the auto leveling feature at least one wheel on the RV is off the ground....maybe only a 1/4", but has been as much as nearly an inch...... it seems to me that this cant be good, and I guess maybe i need to use leveling blocks? But then it also seems like the point of the onboard leveling system is so that it is quick and easy.

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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You may need to have them recalibrated, or do it yourself. If you have the Bigfoot Levelers, they have "GREAT" tech support and customer service. Give them a call.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Front wheels raised off the ground seems ok, but not the duels in the rear. I didn't realize the jacks went that high without blocks.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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I have Bigfoot levelers, if the ground is uneven, they will lift different corners or halves, of the motorhome off the ground if necessary. Always feels stable inside.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:32 AM   #5
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I just called Quadra manufacturing about this. It is ok to have the wheels off of the ground. The jacks are designed for it. The only thing you should be aware of is make sure you chock the wheels if the back wheels can come off of the ground I.e you are parked with the back low then chock the front wheels. The parking brake does not work on the front wheels. They also mentioned that all 4 wheels should not under normal circumstances come off the ground. Finally it should be noted that because the Greyhawk's are optioned without limited slip rear differentials they can roll if only one rear wheel is off the ground and the motorhome transmission is in park. You must use the parking brake to lock both rear wheels.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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Thx for the input! :-)
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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msturtz - BTW for my HWH system to operate the MH must be in park and the parking brake engaged. Good point on the non-limited slip differential. Most would not think of that -- in time----.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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The Quadra Bigfoot system will work as long as the MH is in park. You don't have to have the parking break set.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:55 PM   #9
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My Bigfoot system always lifts the front off the ground. I do use blocks when needed.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:14 AM   #10
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I also called about the wheels being off the ground. The Quadra rep said it was OK - the system will take it, but you lose stability. At the time we were on a site (the only one available) that had some slope. The Bigfoot Automatic setting lifted the rear wheels off the ground several inches. Using the Manual setting I was able to level side-to-side (which is more important to us). We were off level lengthwise, but not enough to be bothered by it. And we had the stability of the wheels contacting the ground so we thought it was a good trade off.

Edit: The Bigfoot leveling system is money well spent.
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