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Old 07-01-2015, 09:05 PM   #11
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The generator should start and run without an alarm. However if the batteries are so low they won't operate the jacks I don't think they will be strong enough to start the generator either. You should be able to start the main engine but it will have a beep beep alarm until the jacks are raised. No problem to let it run. After the engine alternator closes in to charge the coach batteries you will be able to run the jacks or start the generator. The engine alternator is good for 120 amps. The battery emergency jumper circuit (switch under the drivers seat) could also be used to run the jacks or start the generator but I would recommend starting the engine because once it's running you can safely do anything you need and get out of where you are if you need to get some service.

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:32 PM   #12
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Great info ATVer.

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Old 07-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #13
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I have had mine for 2.5 years. Never an issue and they get used. If worse comes to worst, loosen the top hyd hose and push up. Re-attach hose and tie up. I Need to read the manual again. 😳
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:11 AM   #14
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We use a smaller foot to save weight on ours. Should be fully automatic even if it does not have the 12" feet.
Brian, do the Sunseekers come with the "Platinum" series? And what is the difference?
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:18 PM   #15
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JimOneil43, that's a good question. The one's I saw at my dealer had the Platinum and the 7" flat feet. Big Foot's website shows the Platinum for $3097 plus installation and the automatic for $3670 plus installation. The option that should be coming on our ordered Forester was $2793. I'm not sure which it is. My guess it's the less expensive of the two.
From my observations, the Platinum has the wall mounted controller and the automatic has the remote cabled controller giving more flexibility when leveling. I can't see a 70+ old man getting down on his knees to operate the level controller down in the step well where I have seen the Platinum series mounted.
Anyway, that's why I asked the question about the 1184 option.
Again, perhaps Brian Clemens can shed some light on this.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:31 PM   #16
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No idea. We order a custom system so you can't really go by their pricing or model call out. We had used a 4 pump automatic with the control on a tether, but too many people thought the controller was cheesy. We have since switched to a one pump (to cut some weight) and mounted the control in the step well. Very easy to activate when standing out pride the doorway.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:35 PM   #17
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No real need to bend down. Stand ouside and hit Start and you are done.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:36 PM   #18
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I operate my rigs Big Foot from the doorway outside no one inside while the system goes thru its leveling. Very easy and no tethered controler to get underfoot
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:21 PM   #19
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I added the big foot fully auto system to my 3170 and it works great power box is on thether and stores by drivers has the 12" feet.i pull in and ck for clearance and set auto and it does its this system,
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:17 PM   #20
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My dealer said he heard they were going back to the feathered 4 pump units, true?

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