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Old 04-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #21
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #22
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looks like 9 inches; I know that mine will scrape on an incline if i'm not careful.
I think the stability is worth the annoyance.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:00 AM   #23
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I scraped mine twice today. Forgot to exit a driveway on a sufficient angle.

Can't believe I did that twice.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:28 AM   #24
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That is what is keeping me from buying
Worried about ripping off a thousand miles from home. I'm interested in the other system posted here IF ground clearances are better
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #25
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Only other option might be "telescopic jacks" that HWH is doing. Which we do not offer.

We had this system custom built. The bigger the "throw", the lower the ground clearance. The better the ground clearance, the shorter the "throw" so you may need a huge stack of blocks.

9" was the compromise and if I'm not mistaken...there is a suspension part that has the same clearance. We figured we would be no lower than the lowest chassis part (even though its further forward). We had to pick a number.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:18 PM   #26
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Has the clearance issued been resolved by Bigfoot or Solera? Just bought a 2013 Solera 24RS and the dealer says he can install the Bigfoot automatic leveling system for $3,800. A neighbor recently had the HWH system installed on his 2013 24" Navion IQ (same Sprinter chassis as the Solera) at a cost o $5,300. His dealer had problems getting the system installed on the Sprinter chassis but was finally able to do so. The system seems to work fine.

I like the Bigfoot system...and, the better price...and am wondering if any improvements have been made regarding ground clerance. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #27
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Has the clearance issued been resolved by Bigfoot or Solera? Just bought a 2013 Solera 24RS and the dealer says he can install the Bigfoot automatic leveling system for $3,800. A neighbor recently had the HWH system installed on his 2013 24" Navion IQ (same Sprinter chassis as the Solera) at a cost o $5,300. His dealer had problems getting the system installed on the Sprinter chassis but was finally able to do so. The system seems to work fine.

I like the Bigfoot system...and, the better price...and am wondering if any improvements have been made regarding ground clerance. Any thoughts?
Looking at the prints for their jacks, it looks like they're quoting QEi-12 jacks that have retracted length of 16.5" But there are a couple others that have shorter retracted lengths that, if adaptable, would have 1 or 2" shorter retracted lengths. Might be worth a call to Quadra and ask about this. They have shorter reaches, also, but could compensate for this with a couple of blocks under the jacks.

By the way, was not aware that Quadra was now offering a 4-point system for the Sprinter.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:05 PM   #28
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My understand is the big foot system is to steady coach after you level it not a leveling system
Also the one at my dealer had a couple of toggle switches to lower each one but I guess when u start engine they retract
I found a couple of hydraulic jacks do same thing
I called Bigfoot and they would ship me system for around 1500 and help me with any instillation question but my wife is satisfied with the jack solution
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My understand is the big foot system is to steady coach after you level it not a leveling system
Also the one at my dealer had a couple of toggle switches to lower each one but I guess when u start engine they retract
I found a couple of hydraulic jacks do same thing
I called Bigfoot and they would ship me system for around 1500 and help me with any instillation question but my wife is satisfied with the jack solution
I think you are referring to the 2-point system, which works as you describe. Bigfoot also offers a 4-point system...at a bit more than twice the price you mentioned...that has automatic leveling at four points. I am communicating with Bigfoot and my dealer about that particular system.
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I think you are referring to the 2-point system, which works as you describe. Bigfoot also offers a 4-point system...at a bit more than twice the price you mentioned...that has automatic leveling at four points. I am communicating with Bigfoot and my dealer about that particular system.
Jim:
Let us know what you decide. (And what they suggest).
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