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Old 10-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #11
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Thanks Appleguy. I did pick up a set of ten blocks for leveling. For the rear wheels, do you need blocks under both sets of of the tires on one side, or just the outside tire?

I appreciate your quick response and links. I found several other threads that answered other 'newbie' questions, so I share your confidence that there are likely others that can steer me even further in the right direction.


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Old 10-06-2014, 01:28 AM   #12
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Thanks Appleguy. I did pick up a set of ten blocks for leveling. For the rear wheels, do you need blocks under both sets of of the tires on one side, or just the outside tire?

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It will be different each time you pull into a campsite. Keep in mind that when you level your RV, you are looking at Back/Front & Left/Right. Most of the time, you will need to level using 2 of your 4 wheels, for example, 2 wheels on the passenger side of your rig or 2 wheels in the rear of your rig.

I always keep 3 ten-piece kit bags in my RV and 99% of the time, that is plenty to get the job done with a few stacking blocks left over. Of course, I only use them these days if my Bigfoot were to fail working which it has not
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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You should put an equal number of blocks under both rear tires on a side when blocking the rear tires. A single tire on the rear is not rated to support the weight of one side of the rear.


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Old 10-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #14
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I plan on leveling with blocks, but looking for something for stabilizing. Pushing a button for the Bigfoot jacks sounded ideal, but now an over kill.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:00 PM   #15
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I plan on leveling with blocks, but looking for something for stabilizing. Pushing a button for the Bigfoot jacks sounded ideal, but now an over kill.

If you use the blocks be sure to get the flat tops for them. The ridges can damage the cords in the tires.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Blocks only level they don't stabilize. Blocks don't alleviate motion for people that are sensitive to it. The Big Foot system does help in that regard. Something to think about.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:03 PM   #17
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If you have air bags try increasing the air pressure to 100psi it will stiffen up the suspension and lessen body movement. The biggest problem with manual stabilizers is they need to mount to the frame and it is a pita to operate them under the body of a class c. our 98 jayco did not have hydraulic jacks and our 2011 3170 does and the difference is night and day. I will never have another mh without hydraulic levelers.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:38 PM   #18
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Good to know about the flat blocks. I don't have those, do they fit on the normal "Lego" type blocks?
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And after the rocky roo, I think we can handle a little motion. We couldn't get that thing to stay still to save our lives! Stabilizer, BAL X Chocks, nothing seemed to work. We could feel our 4 year old roll over.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #20
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Something else to think about... if you go with aftermarket Bigfoot jacks you still have choices... factory specs have the auto level system that uses a pump on each jack... or you can go as I did with the manual system, only one pump and tank... you do have to have a mounting bracket welding on the inside of the frame but it has 3 less pumps and tanks and not as many moving parts so to speak...and makes it cheaper to buy..
If I had to do it again I'd still go the manual rout...
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