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Old 09-24-2018, 07:59 AM   #1
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HT Fifth Wheel Auto Level Option

Has anybody opted for the 4 point auto level option on the HT fifth wheel line up? Going to order a 19 model 28.5 and guido it up to our specs rather than take one off the lot. For those who have ordered it please give me your thoughts on it. It's a 2100 dollar touch so I'm wanting to be certain before I pull the trigger. Thanks all.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:16 AM   #2
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I'd never own a 5th wheel without a leveling system.


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Old 09-24-2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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We picked up a 2017 Eagle ht with it as an option this year and it has worked very well for the first year. I would say it is a worthwhile inclusion!
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:11 AM   #4
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Why are you purchasing an HT instead of a standard 5th wheel? Did you want a lightweight unit? I know that is why I purchased my 28.5.

How much weight does the auto leveling system add? And what other options have you chosen? Does that leave enough carrying capacity for everything you plan to carry? The GVW of a 28.5RSTS is only 9950 lbs.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
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We've had our 2018 30.5MBOK with the autolevel system since April and we love it! Works like a charm and so far we're very pleased with it. Push 1 button and walk away from it to do something else and when it finishes, it's spot on level!
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:38 AM   #6
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auto leveling

We have just traded in our 2013 Eagle 28.5RLS for a 2019 Eagle HT 27.5RLTS and the reason for moving up was the auto leveling feature. I take possession of it next spring. Auto leveling has been on motorhomes for years and I saw one in action this summer at a campground. The owner told me it is foolproof if you follow instructions and place blocks under the pads for added stability on rough ground. Jayco's says 3 minutes for 5th wheel and it remembers the height location when you disconnect from your truck. One trip out when it rains will convince you how great it is. $2691 in Canada.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:15 PM   #7
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Have an Eagle 317RLOK with 4 point leveling system. Save your money, the LCI leveling isn't that great. I've had the dealer reset mine several times because the water in the shower puddles to one end. No mater what they seem to do it still puddles in the same area. When I put a level on the main floor it shows high towards the front, the same for the upper floor and the shower floor. Also found that in some spaces the auto level will take the tires off the ground which causes the FW to become a little unstable. To avoid this condition I've found that I need to level side to side with leveling plates before ever pushing the auto level button.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:48 PM   #8
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Have an Eagle 317RLOK with 4 point leveling system. Save your money, the LCI leveling isn't that great. I've had the dealer reset mine several times because the water in the shower puddles to one end. No mater what they seem to do it still puddles in the same area. When I put a level on the main floor it shows high towards the front, the same for the upper floor and the shower floor. Also found that in some spaces the auto level will take the tires off the ground which causes the FW to become a little unstable. To avoid this condition I've found that I need to level side to side with leveling plates before ever pushing the auto level button.
I would calibrate it yourself to where you want it.

These systems are great and perform well for being electric. Make sure the front can lower below level before auto leveling. This is were ppl seem to mess up the most. Use blocks under the jacks to prevent out of stroke and add stability.

If the trailer is that far off level, yes it will left the tires in the air. Perfectly normal. It can't level that much and not lift the tires. The law of physics does apply. While at parked at my house my left side wheels are a good 4 plus inches off the ground.

We camp in state parks and fields, it always levels perfectly to my calibration point.

Also check your control module is secure and the rear sensor is secure. Manufacturers have been known to mount the rear sensor poorly and cause the system to not leave the same.

We had hydraulic leveling before and were iffy on the electric. But it's been great and problem free.

Well worth every penny it cost on our 2017 Eagle 293RKDS. Not much money when compared to the total cost of the RV.




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Old 09-24-2018, 02:35 PM   #9
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Used mine for the first time this past weekend on our inaugural trip. Stupid simple. glad it was on the 305mlok. A lot of folks dropped by to say congratulations when they saw the temp tag and asked about the auto leveling.
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Easily my second favorite feature. Close second to air conditioning.
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