Originally Posted by hockeytownmom
Aaron, do you have issues with the tires coming off the ground if the site is really unlevel? I heard this happens with the automatic.
Yup... first time at home. Any of the BigFoot systems is capable of pulling the wheels off the ground if the site isn't level enough to start with. I did it at home the first time I used them in my old parking site. I checked and one corner was almost 16" low.
I never realized the ground around here was that far off level. Nothing I couldn't fix with a backhoe.
The new game plan is to use an app on my cell phone or a small level I keep in the drawer to check the camper when we pull into the site to see just how far off level it is. If it is bad enough I will use Lynx Levelers under the wheels to get it close then fine tune it with the Big Foot system. Some campgrounds are better than others. and you just have to pick and choose if you can.
We camped at the local state park back in the late fall with our little 16' Coleman, the site we were on was bad enough that I actually had to dig a hole for the tongue jack to sit in to get level on the site. Obviously that site would not have worked with my current rig.
Just as an added note, you can pull the wheels off the ground using manual method too, if you don't let go of the buttons in time. If a site looks really uneven I will use manual rather than automatic so I can go slow and keep an eye on things. Automatic doesn't necessarily equal better in some cases.