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Old 08-12-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Ground Control TT Auto Leveling now available

I have been reading what limited info has been available this year and it appears FR/Rockwood will be the first OEM to offer it on their travel trailers (at least a couple of models for now). Would you go for it on a travel trailer?

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Old 08-12-2016, 10:51 AM   #2
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I think its a good idea for the largest market of RV's sold....TT's. I am shocked it hasn't happened sooner. However, The LCI tongue jack failure rate around here on this forum (one myself) leads me to believe that there will be issues.
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Very cool, probably old news to RV'ers who have been doing this for awhile, but I didn't know about those systems. My Wife and I were watching a RV pull next to us a few weeks ago and all they did was park and those auto levelers came out, then the slides and they were done in about 5 minutes. I was thinking boy, wish we had those! I figured it was for RV's only or they would have offered it at least as an option. I am sure a retro-fit will be out of our budget though...
Thanks for the article.
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Good idea. Note the video illustrates you must have at lease a 10 inch frame to start with. Also back in 06 we had a Jayco Eagle 322FKS trailer that I could easily twist the 10 inch frame if I wasn't careful when raising the stabilizers. I found out because the doors would stick and cabinets would hardly open if I had one side a little higher than the other.
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Different than stabilizers ~~ they stabilize and level at the push of a button. I have auto-level on the 5er and would never consider any until without it in the future. Less expensive if added at the factory.
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Different than stabilizers ~~ they stabilize and level at the push of a button. I have auto-level on the 5er and would never consider any until without it in the future. Less expensive if added at the factory.
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True but remember 5ers have a bigger frame than trailers to start with. Also not all 10 inch trailer frames are of the same caliber (some I-Beams some rolled steel)
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Very cool, probably old news to RV'ers who have been doing this for awhile, but I didn't know about those systems. My Wife and I were watching a RV pull next to us a few weeks ago and all they did was park and those auto levelers came out, then the slides and they were done in about 5 minutes. I was thinking boy, wish we had those! I figured it was for RV's only or they would have offered it at least as an option. I am sure a retro-fit will be out of our budget though...
Thanks for the article.
TT, 5th wheels, pop ups and motorhomes are all RV's. I assume your talking about motorhomes?
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I looked at the video. Pretty slick. But I wonder how this would work on my TT. After manual leveling and putting out slides, I am about 1 1/2 inch off level toward the slides.
So, I to make level, I add a 2X8 under each slide side tire before leveling/stabilizing to start. I wonder if they have something built in for making an off level adjustment before beginning. But of course, how expensive after market. On my previous motorhome I had a power leveling system (not auto), that I could push buttons to make fine adjustments after final leveling.
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I looked at the video. Pretty slick. But I wonder how this would work on my TT. After manual leveling and putting out slides, I am about 1 1/2 inch off level toward the slides.
So, I to make level, I add a 2X8 under each slide side tire before leveling/stabilizing to start. I wonder if they have something built in for making an off level adjustment before beginning. But of course, how expensive after market. On my previous motorhome I had a power leveling system (not auto), that I could push buttons to make fine adjustments after final leveling.

After auto-level does it's thing if your slides put you out a little simply hit it again or manually adjust. Only takes seconds...
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