Originally Posted by DKRITTER
We are looking at Cedar Creek 5th Wheels and another brand and one thing I noticed was the CC had hydraulic slides and leveling systems.
The other brand uses electric to achieve the same purpose.
Why would one be better than the other?
I was almost already to purchase a brand new Jayco Pinnacle 5th wheel in Feb 2015. In discussing the unit with the salesman, I found out each leveling leg was electrically driven vs hydraulically driven. I asked why and the salesman explained that Jayco did not use hydraulics because as far as Jayco was concerned electrically driven components were more reliably.
As a retired design engineer who dealt with electrical over hydraulic components every day at work I informed him that I did not see it that way. We always had more issues with the electrical side than the hydraulic side of the system. Loose connectors, corrosion of the electrical terminals, power surge failures and broken wires due to flexing when the component was moved and so forth.
Will we did not purchase the Jayco because of the electrically driven components. We went with the Cedar Creek model.