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Old 07-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Jacks VS. Elec Stabilizers

Looking at purchasing a new Leprechaun 319MB but I cant find any details on what the options actually are. I see some have: |LPC817-01 HYDRAULIC LEVELING JACKS $3,617.75| or |1932 EQUALIZER STABILIZER JACKS $1,877.75| I believe there is a Bigfoot panel in the coach to auto-level it. So what is the difference? Do both of these options auto-level via control panel? I assume both provide stability to reduce rocking...but perhaps the hydraulic one would allow lifting a wheel off the ground to say change a tire? Worth the upgrade to hydraulic if I can find it? Thanks for any info. I'm trying to sell my trailer now and excited to be getting my first Coachmen Class C soon.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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If the unit you are looking at has an "auto-level" panel, it is for leveling the unit (most are hydraulic, could be electric). Stabilizers do just what the names says AFTER you have it leveled manually.

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The hydraulic levelers are just that, levelers, they can and will lift the entire coach off the ground, however you really should try to keep at least the rear wheels on the ground! They are operated by an electric powered hydraulic pump. Big Foot is the brand the FR uses. The stabilizers are just to keep it from bouncing around, you still have to level the RV with something under the wheels, like wood blocks or Lynx Levelers.

My Coachmen Concord has the Big Foot system and it works quite well. I typically run mine manually rather than depend on the automatic setting. It has a tendency to be a bit too aggressive for me.

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Old 07-22-2018, 11:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I just got home from picking up my new Leprechaun 319MB. It has the jacks and I took the manual leveling advice. Im very pleased with the jacks and can say the new rig feels much more stable than the trailer with stabilizer jacks down did.
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