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Old 02-24-2015, 01:50 PM   #21
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It takes me less than a minute to run down my rear stabilizers with the hand crank or an electric drill. To me our 36 foot fifth wheel toyhauler is just as easy to set up and level as was our 22 foot TT. But after 30 years of leveling its old hat. We have no electric leveling system, no electric stabilizers. Only the front landing gear is electric. Yes it might be nice to have but not necessary.

Our dealer is less than 5 miles away & it is great to get service or just pop in for a question........ I know that many dealers will do warranty work but most take their own customers first.

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Old 02-24-2015, 02:08 PM   #22
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We have electric stabilizer jacks they are ok but still use two bottlejacks on the front spring hangers they help but are not perfect if you are setting up a lot electric l probably a good choice
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #23
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My DH and I are new to the RV camping world. (really - any camping) But we live in beautiful Tennessee with wonderful state and national parks just a hop, skip and jump away. We have decided we need to get out and enjoy them before we die. We also have motorcycles that we would like to have the option of taking with us to camp. I have spent a great deal of time on these forums and am quite impressed at the information you all share with each other. Since we are new to this, are not retired and want to spend our time camping- as opposed to repairing a camper, we have decided to buy a new toy hauler TT. The one we are looking at is the Grey Wolf 26RR. We are still really deciding whether to take the plunge and want to know what the capital outlay is so we have been cross-shopping dealers. Surprisingly, the local Camping World has come to the table and price-matched another out of state dealer that is a 5 hour drive. The only difference between the trailers we are looking at is that one has electric stabilizer jacks (out of state) and the local one does not. CW is willing to compensate for this in the pricing, but my question is - is it worth the effort to deal with the out of state dealer and get the jacks? Or is it a more important value to have a dealer closer to home to deal with problems?

I have the electric stablizers on my present TT and now would not do without them. Press a button and you are done. The quicker I get setup, the quicker I can relax, burn some wood and drink a beer. :-)
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:46 PM   #24
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Thumbs up Shopping campers

I went all the way from Birmingham to Detroit to buy my camper. Got quotes from dealers in North Carolina, Nashville, Pennsylvania and Detroit. I saved $7,400.00! Back in April. This was our third camper purchase and we knew what we wanted. I spent $550.00 going to get it.

I bought the warranty and Forrest River dealers are everywhere. I think it's better to save that kind of money rather than being inconvenienced.

Local dealers would not give me a great deal. Really not even a good deal really.

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I had both styles of jacking systems on a toy hauler. I will never go back to the old jacks again. the electric jacks all you do is push a button and it dose the work for you in about 2 min's. Depending on slope and location it could take 30 to 45 min's to level manually and you never get it truly level.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #26
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Remote control stabilizing jacks are sweet, the older you get the more you appreciate them
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:03 PM   #27
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Thanks OldCoot! That is exactly what I want to do. Glad to know that it takes care of the bounce. Until I get a few extra coins I will do what DonandDona are doing and use my bottle jacks. Nice job by the way on your installation. Thanks again.

Tired of having to be still while my wife does her eye makeup!
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:06 PM   #28
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I had both styles of jacking systems on a toy hauler. I will never go back to the old jacks again. the electric jacks all you do is push a button and it dose the work for you in about 2 min's. Depending on slope and location it could take 30 to 45 min's to level manually and you never get it truly level.
?????? Sorry how can it take 30-40 minutes to level ??? I can level our camper in a couple minutes???? I back in or pull into the site check my level if it needs blocks under one side put them at the wheels pull on them & done, all that is left is to unhook the truck & put down the stabilizers. takes me longer to decide where I want it on the site..........

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I have had both and I prefer the manual because they are indivual and stabilize better than the electric which come down together
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I have had both and I prefer the manual because they are indivual and stabilize better than the electric which come down together
Until (1) meets resistance then the other continues! Youroo!! This is Elec.Type!
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