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Old 09-20-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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More BigFoot leveler issues with photo

Is this correct for my Platinum BigFoot levelers? My front levelers are 6 1/2" off the ground when retracted. I rode it up a bit on the ramps then placed 6 of 1" lego blocks under the leveler feet and raised it up to level. The rears aren't needed. This looks funny and I'm sure the levelers would be over extended if I didn't use the blocks. Fronts would be off the ground without ramps.
With leveler's feet at 6'5" off the ground, how many inches can this lift up?
Are the Lego plastic blocks strong enough or do I need to carry wood planks too?
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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Are you saying that the front levelers will not level the coach? Maybe some ford folk can speak up, but with the 4500 chevy chassis the front jacks can put the front tires in the air. The space in the pic looks level, is it? Can you get a green center bigfot light without the blocks?
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:00 PM   #3
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Motorhome is level. This has the Platinum levelers and no real automatic. I was told to use the extended button and manually extended various levelers to get it level. Using the START button puts all of them on the ground at the same length, I think. Can cause over extension???
Yes, the front wheels would be off the ground because I used 6 inches of Lego blocks.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:41 PM   #4
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I dont see any mention about over extentsion in the instruction. I dont consider it a concern. Now if it was twisting the frame thats another issue, but in pairs I say go for it. Any one else out their with a comment?

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Old 09-20-2015, 05:36 PM   #5
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You cant over extend the hydraulic cylinders they simply will come to the end of there stroke but like hoglu said run them in pairs to avoid twisting the frame. I also use the yellow ramp for the front wheels if I need to get close to level and at times wood blocks at the rear. I like to be 1/2 bubble or less from level before running levelers. Imo I do not like the plastic leggo blocks for my 3170 and always use some 2x10 boards under the levelers. Looks to me like you are on the right track it took me most of my first season with them to get totally comfortable but now I would never get another class c with out them.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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If I had to use blocks to level I would think the Bigfoot levelers were a waste of money. My front tires are off the ground most of the time when camping. That's normal unless you have air suspension.my neighbor has a Georgetown and his front tires stay off the ground most all the time as he stores in his yard but keeps his refrig on
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If I had to use blocks to level I would think the Bigfoot levelers were a waste of money. My front tires are off the ground most of the time when camping. That's normal unless you have air suspension.my neighbor has a Georgetown and his front tires stay off the ground most all the time as he stores in his yard but keeps his refrig on
This is what I thought also. We were camping a couple weeks ago and the front wheels were off the ground. Some lady came by telling my wife I was crazy doing that.
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I understand the front wheels can be off the ground I just personally don't care for it so I use blocks.
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I think that's ok if it is what you want to do but I don't think it is necessary I wouldn't do and never done it with other coaches
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:20 PM   #10
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Boso, what is the height of your levelers fully retracted a off the ground?
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