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Old 01-13-2019, 10:19 PM   #1
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Autolevel as aftermarket.

I have a new 8288WS ultra lite. I originally wanted auto leveling but the dealer said it required a larger unit!, And several thousand more dollars. I did not want a 35 or 40 ft unit. So I purchased without.

Now I am wondering if leveling can be added? And if it can is it cost prohibitive?
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:32 AM   #2
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When I explored it for my fifth wheel, it seems to run about $4,00-4,500 from both Lippert and Bigfoot.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:22 AM   #3
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I have a new 8288WS ultra lite. I originally wanted auto leveling but the dealer said it required a larger unit!, And several thousand more dollars. I did not want a 35 or 40 ft unit. So I purchased without.

Now I am wondering if leveling can be added? And if it can is it cost prohibitive?
Follow this link https://store.lci1.com/ground-control-3-point-0 this is the same system that Rockwood install on their units... the average one they use is the 4 point system, but you can chose to use a six point system.
I have myself purchased the TT version as an after market kit for my 2703ws direct from Lippert and installed myself...Ö I absolutely love it!!!
You will find that your unit can be fitted with it.

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Does the frame need to be specifically designed for use with the auto-level system?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:01 PM   #5
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Does the frame need to be specifically designed for use with the auto-level system?
No special design frame is needed...... the kits are designed to be installed on standard Lippert chassis.... when you contact lippert about the kits, all they ask is what size "I Beam" your particular chassis has and they let you know if the kit suits it or not.

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No special design frame is needed...... the kits are designed to be installed on standard Lippert chassis.... when you contact lippert about the kits, all they ask is what size "I Beam" your particular chassis has and they let you know if the kit suits it or not.

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That would be the only draw back is if your frame is not the correct I beam size.. Later RJD
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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Scotty,

I too have a 2703WS. Does the jack behind the wheels rub / hit anything? I'm not the best driver in the world.
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Scotty,

I too have a 2703WS. Does the jack behind the wheels rub / hit anything? I'm not the best driver in the world.
No mine has never dragged, hit or rubbed on anything especially speed bumps and driveway entering/ exiting. The supplied instruction manual for installation is very good and clear and instructs you on the best position to place them to stop dragging from happening. The only thing i encountered when installing mine in my 2703ws was that the instructions wanted me to mount my front stabilizers further forward but that could not be done due to the extra sub frame at the back of the A Frame. so i mounted them behind and up close to that subframe. Which to me was actually better than having them further forward because it supports the chassis better and more evenly.


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Old 02-06-2019, 07:58 PM   #9
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Leslie and Ann,
we have the 8289WS which is very close to your unit. Ours came with the 4 point auto level. Looking at my booklet that came with our unit the auto level is an option for your trailer. I'm a bit late responding but just noticed this post.
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Thanks for the post. I will look into the cost.
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