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Old 01-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Power Leveling Cheap?

Well I'm still looking for an economical solution for leveling my 28' motor home.

I'm not looking to lift the coach but to stabilize and level side to side.

If you've got ideas I'm game. It has to be done solo so outside operation may be problematic. Has to be remote control for best, fast setup.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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I have an idea where to put the controls on my mh but I don't know if you have same setup. In my Argosy the battery compartment is on drivers side . My plan was to move batteries to another location and use the compartment for the leveling controls .
also would be able to get access from inside coach or outside .
Cheap is taking them off of old mh.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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cheap: try a local junk yard or maybe a RV dealer for a junked MH. Eitherone might have a cheap install fee.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:35 PM   #4
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I think I would look at Air Bottle jacks with individual Lines to a central point and a quick connect coupler . these can come with dual spring re sets if you would mount upside down at four points ??? of your frame !

Hinge and pin Jack Base if you want to get fancy ?

You already have your air supply and the 4 hose quick connects could be at the source Point ???
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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Well speedy action from the folks at Colaw Salvage. Duane says he has a number of nice complete systems .... for $1500 each. with a 6 month warranty.

I'll have to do some more putting lessons before I can afford these.

On top of that I'll then have to do the install and that's something not in my skill set... Lew may have to help me there.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
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I bought a used HWH set up from a guy on this site. It came with everything but the frame mounts which I got from HWH at a reasonable cost. The hardest part of the install was drilling holes in the frame. The newer units have holes pre-drilled in the frame but mine is a '82 28 foot and only about one hole in ten was pre-drilled. I spent way too much time under the coach in uncomfortable positions with metal chips falling in my face. Once the holes were drilled everything was a simple bolt up. Running the hydraulics and electrical was not bad just time consuming. I mounted the pump on the frame rail behind the step and the control valves on the floor left of the drivers seat.

The system works great. I use it all the time even if just stopping for a quick hamburger. Buying used and self installed sure beats the cost of a new system professionally installed especially on a 28 year old coach. I spent a lot of time thinking about designing and building my own system but the time and cost I think I'm way ahead buying the used system.

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