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Old 01-24-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Another Big Foot Question

Automatic or Manual. That is the question. Pros/cons?
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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Automatic or Manual. That is the question. Pros/cons?
Automatic - more towing capacity and ease of operation. When I was younger, rowing thru the gears was much fun, now not so much....today's automatics are so good, I really don't know why anyone would choose a manual, but to each his own
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Another Big Foot Question

Talking about the Bigfoot levelers, I prefer to use mine manually. It tends to lift the tires off the ground in automatic.


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Old 01-24-2015, 02:42 PM   #4
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If you are talking Bigfoot levelers, automatic is easier to use and works in most campsites that are fairly level. The only time I would use manual would be just to stabilize versus level on a hilly spot.
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:41 PM   #5
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Control the control

Control method varies with me. But I can suggest a plastic box from wallyworld for the controller. It is clear plastic with a lid that has green latches. The box lid keeps the controller centered in the box. Made by sterile.
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What's the purpose of the box? And where does the excess cable go?
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:57 PM   #7
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We use mostly RV parks, so sites are typically level and I still level myself. I would use this mostly for stability.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:56 PM   #8
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I stow it and the cord behind the drivers seat, with other goodies. The box does what a the box is for, keeps it safe. I may lean a tad towards over organized, but everything in the coach has a home and a stowed condition. When I travel I like to know what I have and where it is at.

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Old 01-24-2015, 06:21 PM   #9
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I stow it and the cord behind the drivers seat, with other goodies. The box does what a the box is for, keeps it safe. I may lean a tad towards over organized, but everything in the coach has a home and a stowed condition. When I travel I like to know what I have and where it is at.

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Assumed the box was for protection. Good idea especially with pets and youngsters. Don't know why FR couldn't find a place to mount it.
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We used to mount it in the dash area and Ford balked at that. When we were looking for a place we had a retail customer say it would be great if it was mounted on a cord so that if you needed to manually level the unit you watch them come own.

In the end, not many people do that apparently so we're just going to move the controls to the entry way where it is a cleaner look.
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