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Old 08-19-2015, 02:30 PM   #11
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As MoCamper said, lots of problems with Jayco's electric jack system. It will not complete an autolevel cycle if the camper is more than 1 degree off level, and only uses four jacks for leveling, then the middle two for stabilizing. I currently have my Seismic (fifth wheel toy hauler made by Jayco) sitting on boards to level side to side because the camper won't level itself. If that is something that is important to you you will need to look at another brand. The hydraulic systems work much better.

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Old 08-19-2015, 03:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by SMS1115 View Post
When my full time Dad needs to take his out, he just hooks it to the FW and then un pins the hitch, lifts the jacks and drives out from under it. Re levels FW and locks the hitch to the pin. Then putting it back in is reverse procedure.

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Old 08-20-2015, 05:28 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by nylyon View Post
Sorry about your wife, but it's good that you're still planning to travel. I find that the 5th is far easier than a TT for just about everything, especially hooking and unhooking. Although I don't have it, the automatic leveling is supposed to have a "memory" when unhitching so hitching backup again is a one button operation and there's no weight bars, snap-up brackets to hook up. You can even get one of those notched tailgates and not have to worry about lowering the tailgate. Heck, with all the doo-dads the new 5th's have, you would only need to bend down to hook-up the drain hose, and all of it can be easily done by one person.

I can easily see the hitch and kingpin, so hooking up is very simple to do. I simply lower the tailgate, drive under, the hitch latches automatically, hook-up the electrical line and safety break-away cable, then hit the retract button and raise the tailgate. I have to also manually raise the landing pads since I don't have auto-levelers, but the entire operation is simple and with electric stabilizer jacks the operation is so easy on the body!
You'll have to watch the king pin clears the gate even with the notched gate. The rest is like nylyon;333136 says; simple one person operation. My Jayco has electric jacks front and rear, two slides, electric awning, and porch lights all controlled with a handheld remote. Hardest parts lugging the 50amp cord. Hooking & unhooking is as simple as it gets just remember to put the jacks down BEFORE you drive off.

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