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Old 07-13-2013, 07:45 PM   #11
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I have done it a couple times. Very straight forward. Just follow the step by step instructions in the book. First just figure out what you want to use as your basis (floor, counter, fridge, shower, etc.) and have a leveler (the bigger the better probably).
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #12
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Recalibrated mine several times, leaving levels on floor and countertop as reference. It was always off a little, and different every time. We quit using the auto feature and manually level every time now, running each jack down barely tagging the ground, then running in sets. Just as quick and we can get it how we want every time. Auto is nice if you want it, but I'm getting out anyway to hook up water and electric. Plus, like any kid, its fun to play with remote control stuff.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:31 AM   #13
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I have the 3010 DS w/ the bigfoot system. Very easy to use. I do put blocks under the feet, sometimes the ground is soft. System is easy to use, it is now my 15 year old's job to level the rig when we set up. I always put the parking brake, not sure if it necessary. I would never have a rig w/o a leveling system after having one.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:25 PM   #14
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Discovered something. If you are trying to RETRACT the Big Foot, DO NOT push "auto." If you push "auto" they will retract, but they will go right back down again. I made that mistake. Thought I pushed retract, I pushed "auto."
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:27 PM   #15
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I always put the parking brake, not sure if it necessary.
When I had the HWH system (pain in the **** system), it was necessary to put the parking brake on. Under Big Foot it doesn't appear necessary, but I am so used to doing it from HWH, I would put parking brake on anyway.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:37 AM   #16
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We picked up our 3050S last October with the Bigfoot system factory installed. I never had to deal with crank-jacks and the like.

We love the stability and ease of use but we find that the system seems to hunt for level on slight slopes and the wheels (front or rear - depends on slope) tend to get lifted. Like others have said, it doesn't seem to find the same level twice.

Odd thing yesterday coming home from our weekend away, though. We were driving and the system started beeping telling us all the jacks weren't up. We did the emergency retract and it didn't clear the issue. Pulled over right away and after checking each one, we still had the alarm. Each jack was up and the plunger-sensors all "felt" like they were up. Tried lowering and raising and still had the alarm. Nothing we could do would clear it.

Now, I have some reading to do!

Overall, it seems like a great system. We're new to the game, but I don't think I'd want to be without them.
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When we had our Forester, it did the same thing once. It'll make your heart stop for a second. On ours though, the lowering and raising cleared the alarm.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:58 AM   #18
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Yeah. We had it happen on the last outing as well. It actually seemed to start alarming (both times) after driving on a patch of really rough asphalt (a fact of life here in Ontario...)

The first time it happened, the emergency retract worked perfectly. This time, though it didn't. Thanks for the reply. I'll post back my findings...
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:08 AM   #19
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you can unplug the box and plug it back in. Sometimes that clears it sometimes it doesn't. Just make sure all the jacks are up. Mine was doing it and I saw on the back left one of the jack sensors was bent so when the jacks were up it wouldn't go all the way up which caused it to beep. I bent it back slightly an now everything works fine.
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Have you been able to get it to stop alarming you? If so how did you do it?
My 3050S is doing it too. And the front right will not work at all in either mode.
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