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Old 04-14-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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4 or 6 point leveling system?

Hi all. New to this site. we just purchased a new 2014 Sabre 32BHOK-6.
I want to put an auto leveling system on it. Lippert sais 4 point and Bigfoot sais 6 point is needed for our length of 5th wheel, 35'8". who does one believe? any direction here would be helpful. Thanks from Minnesota.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:04 PM   #2
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I would think a six point system would provide more stability and less frame stress. With that said we had a 4 point system on a motor home and it was great, and maybe all motor homes have a 4 point system.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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Hi all. New to this site. we just purchased a new 2014 Sabre 32BHOK-6.
I want to put an auto leveling system on it. Lippert sais 4 point and Bigfoot sais 6 point is needed for our length of 5th wheel, 35'8". who does one believe? any direction here would be helpful. Thanks from Minnesota.
Given your weight and length I would opt for 6...better to have them than wish you did. What is ths cost difference?
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:34 PM   #4
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cost difference

Hi. thanks for the replies so far. the cost difference is about $600 bucks. So not alot more for the 6 point i guess.
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I spoke with Bigfoot and they weren't as concerned about the length as they were about the frame strength. The guy I spoke with said that I could possibly go with a 4-point on my 42' fifth wheel, so long as the frame doesn't bend when being manipulated by the ends. The extra 2 jacks were added to support the frame, if needed.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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My 42 footer has 6 point and is very stable, it also has the happy jack stabilizers but I've never used them. Never moves at all
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Are you talking Lippert Level Up (the Hydraulic version) or Lippert Ground Control 3.0 the electric version? I have a 4-point Ground Control on my 2016 Wildcat 295rsx. I thought I was getting a 6-point but turns out that Forest River puts on a 4-point for trailers shorter than 40'.

It did come with electric rear stabilizers though so when I'm fully deployed I have the Lippert Auto level controlling the two front feet plus the two middle level jacks. After it's leveled, I then go to the rear and activate the two rear electric stabilizers. This is working very well and I'm happy with the setup.

The dealer charged me $1375 for the factory installed Ground Control 3.0 plus rear stabilizers. I think I got a deal ;-)
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Hi all. New to this site. we just purchased a new 2014 Sabre 32BHOK-6.
I want to put an auto leveling system on it. Lippert sais 4 point and Bigfoot sais 6 point is needed for our length of 5th wheel, 35'8". who does one believe? any direction here would be helpful. Thanks from Minnesota.
I have a 325RES 36,5 feets, and only a 4 points leveling system, work great.
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Hi all. New to this site. we just purchased a new 2014 Sabre 32BHOK-6.
I want to put an auto leveling system on it. Lippert sais 4 point and Bigfoot sais 6 point is needed for our length of 5th wheel, 35'8". who does one believe? any direction here would be helpful. Thanks from Minnesota.
I'm at 35'3" and it came with a 4 point. The back two are right behind the rear wheels and not at the end of the trailer. There is probably another 8' of trailer after the rear stabilizers, which in our case is the bunkhouse.

Even with the Steadyfast system installed, if I'm in the front in bed, I can feel the boys jump out of their bunk in the back. It's not bad at all, but I've wondered if there were 6 stabilizers/jacks with 2 being at the very rear, if it would change the feel. I'm happy with the Steadyfast solution and the way it stabilized the trailer, so I'm not going to go out of my way to change my setup now.
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To kohai:

My 4-point electric controls 4 electric leveling jacks. The 2 front legs are of the same type as the 2 mid-point jacks and all 4 are controlled by the Lippert Leveling system. The mid-point jacks are as you described on your trailer, that is they are located just behind the rear wheels.

On mine, as yours, there are several feet between the mid-point jacks and the rear of the trailer. What's different for me is that my Wildcat has an additional 2 normal, scissor-type stabilizer jacks installed near the trailer rear (about a couple of feet north of the bumper. While scissor-type stabilizers are not meant to raise the trailer and they are not as strong as levelers and they are not controlled by the Lippert Level system, they do a great job of adding stability to the rear.

Even if you didn't want to buy the electric version of rear stabilizers, you could quite in-expensively add a couple of manual ones. Steady fast sells an add-on set designed for working with stabilizers and you could add that at the same time as the jacks.
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