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Old 04-30-2016, 12:17 PM   #41
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There is only 1/4" difference on mine. I just found other issues on our last trip last week. The right rear jack foot is hitting on the driveway as I pull out/into the driveway. As a result the foot turns slightly and bent the limit switch pin on the jack. I'm going to try more air in the bags to see if that helps at all. If not, I will be making small ramps to stick in the low portion of the driveway apron for when we pull into/out of the driveway. Such fun!
I had that same issue with the right rear leveler. Dealer straightened the pin. Pin can be bought at hardware store. The black cap was recommended too. I called Bigfoot and they told me that there should be certain clearance and if room, the levelers can be raised. I don't recall the measurements but I was at the bottom with the least clearance. There was 1 more notch to move all 4 levelers up so I did. The fronts had scrap marks on the foot bottoms probably from potholes in the campgrounds.
Note by raising the levelers on the frame a notch your lift range is decreased by 1". I use level blocks under the pads anyway.
Adding air to the air bags didn't help much as I am at 70 and saw no rise adding to 80 or 90 psi. The ride has to be too rough with that much air.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:26 PM   #42
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I had that same issue with the right rear leveler. Dealer straightened the pin. Pin can be bought at hardware sore. I called Bigfoot and they told me that there should be certain clearance and if room, the levelers can be raised. I don't recall the measurements but I was at the bottom with the least clearance. There was 1 more notch to move all 4 levelers up so I did. The fronts had scrap marks on the foot bottoms probably from potholes in the campgrounds.
Note by raising the levelers on the frame a notch your lift range is decreased by 1". I use level blocks under the pads anyway.
Adding air to the air bags didn't help much as I am at 70 and saw no rise adding to 80 or 90 psi. The ride has to be too rough with that much air.
I thought about raising the jacks to the next notch. 1" does not seem like that much. I dont use blocks unless there is a large difference in front to rear level. I will take a look at raising the rear one notch today as those are the only ones that are an issue. Did you raise the jacks or did the dealer do it. Looks like only a couple of bolts is all it is to it.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:44 PM   #43
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I thought about raising the jacks to the next notch. 1" does not seem like that much. I dont use blocks unless there is a large difference in front to rear level. I will take a look at raising the rear one notch today as those are the only ones that are an issue. Did you raise the jacks or did the dealer do it. Looks like only a couple of bolts is all it is to it.
The BigFoot tech said I could do it myself and not void any warranty, so I did. I used my old leggo yellow leveling blocks and raise 1 axle at a time 4 or 5". Then used my creeper and air ratchet. Took about 30 minutes. 1" is a lot of lift being close to the axles and I haven't had issues since. Just my experience.
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HopHed, what's the clearance height of your levelers?
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HopHed, what's the clearance height of your levelers?
Won't be able to tell when parked in driveway as I have the front on ramps to level it while parked so the back would be lower than on flat surface. I checked the adjustment and the only way I can go is 1" lower, not up.

Had some free time yesterday from work so I attached the solar panels by the VHB tape on the sticky feet. I sanded the roof slightly to reduce the amount of raised dimples before attaching, to give it a flat surface. I would feel comfortable the way they are now but will still do the 5200 adhesive in a few days after the VHB tape cures (72 hours before fully cured). Here are some pictures:

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Won't be able to tell when parked in driveway as I have the front on ramps to level it while parked so the back would be lower than on flat surface. I checked the adjustment and the only way I can go is 1" lower, not up.

Had some free time yesterday from work so I attached the solar panels by the VHB tape on the sticky feet. I sanded the roof slightly to reduce the amount of raised dimples before attaching, to give it a flat surface. I would feel comfortable the way they are now but will still do the 5200 adhesive in a few days after the VHB tape cures (72 hours before fully cured). Here are some pictures:

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Very Very Nice!!! How about an air spoiler on the leading edge to prevent wind from lifting while driving?
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Think I'm done!

Mounted the rollers with 5" bolts with lock washers and nuts on the bottom. Tried different shims and finally ended up with a 3/4" block of oak. Gives me about 1/4" clearance difference from V skids. Locked a tape at height of roller and moved to V skid, see the difference?
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Mounted the rollers with 5" bolts with lock washers and nuts on the bottom. Tried different shims and finally ended up with a 3/4" block of oak. Gives me about 1/4" clearance difference from V skids. Locked a tape at height of roller and moved to V skid, see the difference?
Looks like that should work and not much expense to make the alteration.

Where did you find the pin for the leveler limit switch as I need at least one?
Also as far as air deflector not really sure necessary but if I come across a thin flexible piece of sheet aluminum that I can screw into the front of the panel I will do without.
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Looks like that should work and not much expense to make the alteration.

Where did you find the pin for the leveler limit switch as I need at least one?
Also as far as air deflector not really sure necessary but if I come across a thin flexible piece of sheet aluminum that I can screw into the front of the panel I will do without.
I think I saw similar switch pins at OSH in one of the specialty drawers near nuts and bolts. I should have looked today while I was there 3 times. I think I bought mine at Empire Hardware, but they went under 2 months ago.

When I get back from Yosemite late next week, I will start on the solar. Not sure if I want 200, 300 or 330 watts. I'd like to be able to use my Renogy 100watt suitcase should the need arise because of shade. Looks like you used 6 mounts per panel, gets expensive.
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