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Old 11-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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6 point leveling on Columbus

Is the 6 point leveling system on the Columbus 320RS electric or hydraulic? What is the opinion of this system from owners/users?

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Old 11-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have the 4 point electric leveling system on my 320RS and love it. No problems at all.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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I have the 6 point on my 325 it works great
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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The Lippert 6 point is hydraulic.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #5
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I've got the 6 point leveling that is electric
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I am considering the Columbus 320RS with the 6 point system. However, I think I would be happier with the Electric System.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #7
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I've had no problem with my 6 point electric leveling system I'm very pleased with it
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #8
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I have 6 point electric level on my 365RL.Never had an issue.The way to go!!!
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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So what's the difference between the 4 and the 6 from a practical useage standpoint and what's the cost?
I had been talking with a Silverback dealer and their 6 point system is hydraulic and he said you could lift the entire trailer off the ground to change a tire. Also said it was a $6000. option. Too pricey for me.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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6 point provides less movement…better stability. Hydraulic is more than capable of lifting the trailer off the ground. I would not suggest that with electric. The sales pitch is that hydraulic is longer lasting with no electric motors to burn out. I have seen the 6 point Level Up systems as a factory option for $3,700. My brother is traveling to PA, to an authorized retro fit Level Up shop (I think there are only 11 nationwide) to have a 6 point installed on his new Toy Hauler, for only $4,200. I would think there is a little fat built into your sales guy’s pricing. I have the 6 point Level Up on my Trilogy and wouldn’t go back. The electric landing gear, rear electric stabilizers and JT Strong Arms on my Columbus, didn’t come in stabilizing, not to mention the perfect, effortless leveling in 45 seconds.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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I have the 6 point system on the 320RS. It works great do far. Have been in one location that the tires on one side were lifted off the ground. After seeing that, I lowered and put blocks to reduce stress. It has the power to lift it if needed. I like the electric better because I work in industrial maintenance. If a hydraulic hose were to bust, you can get a lot of fluid in bad places very quickly. With the electric you can at least hand crank them up and down if the motor goes out. I know each system has good and bad sides, but I still like the ones I have.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:05 PM   #12
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The Lippert 6 point is hydraulic.
Not on our Columbus. It's a Lippert 6 point and its electric.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #13
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My friend has a Cedar Creek with the hydraulic 6 point and it is super fast, both for leveling and for raising/lowering the front for hitching.

My next one will definitely have the 6 point leveling system. I would consider having mine retrofitted, if the price were right.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:09 PM   #14
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I posted earler that I did not have any issues. Well today I went out to the unit raised my rear levelers and the two middle ones do not go up. The left rear will not come down. The light blinks orange by the left button and on the display it says error. I left it along and will see if it will rest itself (timeout). I looked at the manual and instruction video and donot see anything that relates to this problem. May have to call Lippert.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #15
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Did you try both rebooting by disconnecting negative terminal and then cutting shore power? I had a battery problem and was able to isolate to the battery and replace. Now all is good. When you reboot, use only shore power and don't reconnect the battery until you determine that it is good.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #16
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If the trailer sits for awhile, leave the TV umbilical hooked up to provide extra power capacity to the system. Also using the manual mode you must hit enter or only the front jacks will function. I have electric 4 point on my 320 RS, a friend of mine had the extra two installed for 6 point system and they really like it. The extra two legs are just stabilizers and come down last, after the 4 points are done leveling.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #17
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Level yes, rock solid no!

I have a Columbus 365RL (My wife's condo on wheels.) with 6 point levelling and strong arm struts. The unit levels easily, but I cannot find a way to lower the trailer uniformly, to load the struts. So, they basically hang off the bottom and serve no purpose. I would like to stiffen the support of the trailer to minimize movement in some of the windy (beach) places we stay. I am looking for any help I can find. My only other choice seems to be adding a pair of scissor jacks at the rear of the frame to provide additional stabilization.
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I've got a Columbus 320RS with six-point ELECTRIC leveling and it's NEVER failed to be within 0.1 degrees of level. And, I'd say 95% of the time it's 0.0 or Dead Level! Love it...just punch AUTO LEVEL then I get busy connecting water and electric while it does its thing!
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #19
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Cajun Happy;
I have the 6-point electric system on our Wildcat 5er and love it. I did have an issue of it finishing a couple points out of level, thinking it was level. I did some research and there is a button sequence that resets it, just have it where you want it (level) then reset it. It's in the manual someplace, just one little short paragraph if I remember right. Lippert should be able to help you out also. I love the way the system levels the rig. I have about a foot of front-to-back elev change in the driveway and it does fine as long as I chock the wheels so there's no sideways pressure on the front jacks (friction makes it over-amp and think it's done, so it error's out). Good luck.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:32 AM   #20
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Cajun happy....our 365rl has done this a couple if times. Somehow the leveling system forgets where it's at in the cycle hence it doesn't know what to do. We had same trouble where 2 center legs would not retract. What we do is push auto level again and let it re-level it self and then all is well. Try it. It works.
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