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Old 02-27-2015, 07:17 AM   #1
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leveling vs stabalizing

I’m trying to decide if hydraulic levelers are worth the $4,000 extra on the new motor home I’m thinking of buying (Redhawk vs Greyhawk). Do hydraulic levelers also stabilize a motor home and do you need them to do that? Right now I can just drive up ramps to get my travel trailer level and they cost practically nothing. I do however want to eliminate the rocking my TT gets without it's jacks down.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hydraulic jacks level and stabilize. The rocking motion you experienced in your trailer is due primarily to the fact that you are resting on your tires which flex. The hyraulic jacks raise the vehicle up enough to become the main resting points as well as providing a leveling effect. Whether they are worth the 4 grand is a financial decision. Personally, I would go for it on a new rig: convenience, worry-free leveling, attractive plus if and when you ever sell it. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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In my opinion I'm Not sure having hydraulic jacks versus the manual jacks would solve your problem with rocking. So to me it wouldn't be worth $4000. I have never used these before but they might be a cheaper option to solve the rocking problem.

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Maybe others can comment if the additional stabilizers would would work. I have seen where people used 2 of these. One at the back and the other along the side near the middle.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I should have phrased my question differently:

In a TT because the wheels are close together in the center jacks are a must. However, in motor home the wheels are further apart. Does a motor home rock without jacks/stabilizers?
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A tt shakes alot more then the motor home. But the big foot system is worth the extra money. Just push one button and perfectly level and rock solid. When you are ready to leave push the button again and you are done. i have read a few posts from red hawk owners looking to install them after the fact i think it cost a bit more.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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$75,000 quoted for a 2015 Greyhawk with levelers, side cameras, Nav, Jayride plus.
$63,000 for the Redhawk with none of the above options.
I can't decide what to do...
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The DW and I have been retired for six years and winter in the SW four to five months a year . From our experience with friends that have them they love them. It does help with the stabilizing but not 100% . I have a pinnacle fifth wheel that as soon as the miserable weather breaks her in Michigan I am heading down to White Pigeon to have a 6pt bigfoot system installed . I would also think a system would help the resale value also .
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:52 PM   #8
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My wife and I have the 2015 Greyhawk 29MV with the levelers. The only drawback we have found is that the jacks themselves limit your ground clearance to 7-8". You need to be careful in sloping driveways and parking spots (ask me why I know this!!)
FYI- paid 74k at the Hershey show.
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$75,000 quoted for a 2015 Greyhawk with levelers, side cameras, Nav, Jayride plus.
$63,000 for the Redhawk with none of the above options.
I can't decide what to do...
I f you can afford it go with the Greyhawk, you will be happier with the added equipment and resale may be better.JMO
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When we ordered our MH we got the hydraulic jacks/leveling systems and to me they were worth ever penny. If it was raining just sit in the drivers seat and after a couple minutes ... it's done. We could pick the front end off the ground if we need to (the salesman did but I never did) but once lifted and level it as very stable. Plus we had no trouble with them.
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