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garmp

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Thinking about up sizing from a 22' to a 26' class C and am thinking about adding leveling jacks. We have blocks, but have only used them once in over 2 years, but with a 26 footer it might be a different story.
My question is: are leveling jacks really worth it? Not only in dollar amounts, but also considering the weight factor. The convenience factor is unquestioned. But there again, when do I put blocks under the jacks or don't you? What are the limits, etc?
FYI We mainly like COE, State, TVA, etc. and some municipal parks. Rarely do commercial.

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I’m not sure you can make a case for spending the money based on your experience with a 22 footer. 26 isn’t much longer and you’ve stayed at places where even leveling blocks aren’t needed.

Now, we are in a 31 foot class A and find them very handy and uses them all the time. Wouldn’t have a mh without them.


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I installed Bigfoot jacks on my 31'. Love them. Really adds in the stability when "walking around" inside. The big "feet" that they use haven't needed any additional blocking so far after 2 years use, although I do carry blocks in case. I bought mine on sale for $1,995 and installed them myself. If they were 2-3 times that cost, I probably could have lived without them, but very happy to have them.

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Only down side is cost. I don't have them. Would love to, but can't justify the $4k to myself. I carry 20 leveler blocks and have used every one on occasion. Takes a lot of blocks to raise a set of duallies.


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Love, love, LOVE them! Back in, hit the button, done.

My Forest River Forester came with the sensor box un-attached to the vehicle so leveling was hit or miss until I fixed that. I found the box (about 3x3x2) under a kitchen cabinet, screwed it to the floor in the correct orientation, and everything's been great since.


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With a 26footer like mine I see them as something I don't need,the cost and the extra weight is something that doesn't appeal to me.Also one more thing that I will not have to worry about going wrong.

I have seen in the places that I camp the people with jacks have to put down a block so they won't sink,that just seems to be to much work.

I carry These,they have never sunk are simple to use and store nicely. I tried the Lego type blocks,problem with them is you have to carry a lot of them as noted and if you don't get it right the first time you have to drive off then re stack them,also to much work.

I have have found that the ramps are a one and done deal,works for me but may not be what some want.


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I have what I call a cat's eye leveling bubble glued to our dog house, often times I can just back in and find a spot level enough. Then sometimes I need to put a block of wood to two. No power jacks needed.

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If you don't plan on keeping it forever and will eventually sell it, the jacks will add a lot more value and be more attractive to buyers than a MH without them.

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blownstang01 wrote:

I installed Bigfoot jacks on my 31'. Love them. Really adds in the stability when "walking around" inside. The big "feet" that they use haven't needed any additional blocking so far after 2 years use, although I do carry blocks in case. I bought mine on sale for $1,995 and installed them myself. If they were 2-3 times that cost, I probably could have lived without them, but very happy to have them.


We had Bigfoot jacks installed on ours in June. Love them.


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way2roll wrote:

If you don't plan on keeping it forever and will eventually sell it, the jacks will add a lot more value and be more attractive to buyers than a MH without them.


Disagree. In my buying experience, the presence of jacks or not had no affect on the pricing. It's a total lost cost, only do so for your own personal usage, don't count on jacks adding resale.

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