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Old 05-02-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Auto Leveling is it worth it?

I found a Crusader 2012 model 290 but it has the Real power stabilizers not the 4 point auto leveling system.

Just wondering if what ppl have and if the auto leveling units are worth that much more bc I can get this one that is clean and setup how I like for $5K less then say a 2013/2014?


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Old 05-02-2016, 02:10 PM   #2
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It's a personal decision.


Having said that, I do not know of one single person that regrets getting a camper with a auto-leveling system (some folks call it the "Camp" button )
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It's a personal decision.


Having said that, I do not know of one single person that regrets getting a camper with a auto-leveling system (some folks call it the "Camp" button )

X100 what he says 😊⬆️⬆️⬆️


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Old 05-02-2016, 02:21 PM   #4
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It sure is nice to grab a beer, hit a button and watch it do its thing.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:30 PM   #5
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Frankly, I have had both and consider the auto system somewhat wasteful of jack extension. My old MH didn't have slides so all I was levelling for was the propane powered reefer. My 335 has two slides and I am a little OCD about getting it level before I extend the slides. I look for level sites and also have a inexpensive Home depot two axis level so I can see what is going on. The auto level seems to overextend the jacks which can result in the wheels coming off the ground. I find that when I level with it manually I get better results with far less jack extension. It is really nothing to decide how to do it from the bubble levels.

Bottom line, I could do without auto levelling...and generally do! It certainly ain't worth 5 grand! If you can figure out how a bubble level works...don't even sweat it.
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:26 PM   #6
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Frankly, I have had both and consider the auto system somewhat wasteful of jack extension. My old MH didn't have slides so all I was levelling for was the propane powered reefer. My 335 has two slides and I am a little OCD about getting it level before I extend the slides. I look for level sites and also have a inexpensive Home depot two axis level so I can see what is going on. The auto level seems to overextend the jacks which can result in the wheels coming off the ground. I find that when I level with it manually I get better results with far less jack extension. It is really nothing to decide how to do it from the bubble levels.

Bottom line, I could do without auto levelling...and generally do! It certainly ain't worth 5 grand! If you can figure out how a bubble level works...don't even sweat it.

I have been leveling all my trailers with bubble levels but Primetime only put in 4 way Auto Leveling systems in 2013-2017 not older units so the 5th wheel I am looking at has power front legs but only those power X stabilizer jacks in the rear they are independent of the front jacks. I did not want to spend $4,000 on an auto leveling system unless it was hydraulic?


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Old 05-02-2016, 05:25 PM   #7
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We have the 4 point electric on our fiver, my last camper was a travel trailer with manual stabilizers. I like being able to hit a button and start hooking up hoses while it levels. It also remembers the hitch height and makes hooking back up a breeze. It also makes the camper very steady. It just depends if you want to spend the money. I will not buy another one without it but that's just me.


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I've got it on our Crusader and would never be without it again. Press the auto-level, connect electric, water and sewer if necessary. Done!
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Totally 100% worth it for me. While not a deal breaker it is a very close one. Roll in, drop rig, hit button. Yup.

For a 5K hit though, no. Also IMHO not something I'd pay a lot for after the fact. Especially not close to 5K.

Hard choice if you are going used. Many other factors to consider.
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My last class A had HWI joystick and four jacks. Took a few minutes but I thought they were very strong and completely adequate.

My XLR 415AMP has automatic leveling with six jacks. After "teaching" the unit what I think level is (level on bottom of freezer) I push the button, the entire camper dances up and down a bit and it's done. Way cool.
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