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Old 02-27-2015, 06:06 PM   #51
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Spent a month in our new Vibe 268RKS which came with dual electric stabilizers, slow and loud to deploy and way too much movement on blocks or not. Our previous Fleetwood Wilderness had four point manual scissors which worked great and deployed faster.
My electric stabilizers are quiet. Yeah they aren't as fast as a drill motor on manual ones but I don't have to squat down to do anything just push a button. I've heard people claim that the drill motor is not as loud but I have watched people with their drill motors and they make a lot more noise than my electric stabilizers. The motor should be quiet not noisy and if you don't keep silicon spray on your stabilizers they will make noise after going through rain for an extended period of time.

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Old 02-27-2015, 06:08 PM   #52
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:33 PM   #53
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Started out with manual then went to electric and now have level up. They each have there good points and bad points. Manuals are reliable and you have good control over them. Electric are easy and no crank to keep up with. Auto level is the easiest and most stable but the most unreliable and more parts to break.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:05 AM   #54
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My 2 cents but go with the local dealer if well represented. With the jacks, a pricy option unless you have some sort of injury that restricts getting down to do this chore manually. I have a son that still comes with us and those days maybe numbered but he makes a great jack, wheel chock etc guy. Says he wants to get a TT some day so might as well learn how it is done! With your statement of not wanting to repair...that is true for a new purchase...but keep in mind there is always something that needs to be cleaned, adjusted or repaired especially if looking for trade in value down the road. Welcome from Ontario.

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Old 03-01-2015, 10:38 AM   #55
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i can assure you the new lippert electrics wont bend as long as they dont make contact with the ground...
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:15 PM   #56
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I would stick to the manual jacks, I'm 69 years old in April
and can still setup our 5th wheel in a few minutes with my
drill which has very little noise I might say.

One other thing you might look at between CW and the other
dealer is who give's the best service. I have read some
night mare stories about some of the Camping Worlds service
in different locations. Also there are plenty of bad stories
about other dealers as well, so even if you are going to save
lots of money I would check out the reputation of either
place before buying.

You might be saving big $$$$$ when buying, but if you have
warranty work or something brakes during your warranty
and it takes 3 months to fix sitting at a shop, have you
saved anything.

Sorry to go off topic somewhat but I think it needed to be
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:09 AM   #57
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i can assure you the new lippert electrics wont bend as long as they dont make contact with the ground...
I like that, it pretty good. As far as the one post by STOVEBOLT I would not use silicone it attracts dirt use a dry lube only. One thing to remember is that they are subject to road grime being located under the unit.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:09 AM   #58
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i can assure you the new lippert electrics wont bend as long as they dont make contact with the ground...
They are easy to reinforce so you can actually use them without fear of bending them.

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