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Old 04-16-2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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Auto Leveling Jacks

For anyone interested in auto leveling jacks. I just installed the ground control 3.0 leveling jacks to my 2016 285GSLR toyhauler and I must say, works fantastic!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-17-2017, 09:42 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. We have same model but Shockwave (F28SAGDX). I am interested to do similar, and have a few questions:
1. How level do you have to be to start with? I assume you have to be level enough for all wheels to still be bearing weight after level?
2. The existing motorized front jacks are so slow. Are these noticeably faster? I'd consider replacing just the front if so.
3. Related to #2; How hard was it to remove existing front jacks and install these? I saw an article in a recent issue of Trailer Life that implied it was a tight fit, and took some modified install orientation (of motor) to get them to fit the test vehicle they were using.

Thanks again for sharing.
Jim
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:18 PM   #3
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1. My rv pad is 2" off level when I started my auto level. I did end up with one tire off the ground slightly because dip in my pad, but the trailer leveled perfectly. Ultimately, you want to get all ,tires on the gound if possible. Each jack is heavy duty and can lift 5,000 pounds. I can tell you 5th wheel stability since installing the jacks is like night and day.
2. Front jacks are considerably faster, more so going from auto level to hitch and go. In my opinion you'd be happier with this setup, not just doing front jacks.
3. Removal of front jacks was easy. Shocking how cheap they're made. The gc 3.0 landing jacks are super heavy duty and well built. It will take two to install. The only issue I ran into was the mounting tabs on the trailer had to be cut down about 1/4" inch to get the jack to fit all the way back into the brackets. It was time consuming, but doable. I didn't have to rotate any motors.

My over all install was pretty straight forward. I did plenty of research and planning before purchasing. I'm so happy I went this route and I'm sure momma will be happier now that I won't be yelling at her like I did during our past leveling escapades...lol
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:20 PM   #4
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If you decide to go this route, feel free to contact me with further questions.

Thanks, Rudy
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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Great upgrade and looks like a real clean install job. Great work! I have auto levelers and didn't know what I was missing. I'll never be without them again.
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