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Old 02-08-2023, 08:33 PM   #1
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Atlas leveling

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I currently own a 2021 Interstate 24GT. This is our first rig and we love just about everything about it. While were relatively young (40) and really enjoy the ease of use afforded by the compact form factor of the class b setup, we wouldnt mind just a bit more space, particularly for the loo and shower.

Enter the Atlas into our consideration for a trade. It would have most of what we already know and and love, is nominally larger, is a relatively immaterial cost difference, and seems like the perfect trade up except for the lack of levelers. Im OCD and am not comfortable with the idea of an unleveled setup. I know I can attempt my best leveling job with blocks/ramps, but to me, that kind of negates a great deal of the convenience and ease of use of the class b. These are unnecessary luxury items, if were being honest; Im not into this game for much manual labor during setup.

All to ask those who may already have gone through this with the Atlas or have at least been more successful in their research on the topic: can hydraulic levelers similar to those I have on my Interstate be retrofitted/added to the Atlas aftermarket? Ive found very minimal responses to this question in searching. Ive seen posters alluding to systems not working because of some battery/ancillary equipment location in the Atlas. Is this a non-starter? Please someone tell me youve had success in adding hydraulic levelers to the Atlas. Im not concerned much with the expense (though Id be interested in knowing roughly what Im in for). I just want that sweet, sweet (and seemingly forbidden) Atlas+leveler combo.

The other trade up were considering is a Newmar Super Star 3746 but thats a whole new ballpark of expense and effort. Im really hoping I can find a way to combine the Atlas and the auto leveling we already know and love.
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Im not a fan of the Atlas floor plan or its overly-complex electric stairs, though the slightly roomier interior is tempting. What other brand small Class C units have you looked at?
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Old 02-09-2023, 03:59 PM   #3
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Honestly, not many. We enjoy the esthetic of the Airstream. There have been a few others we've watched videos on, like the Wonder. Their new one has an interior aesthetic we like but I love the Sprinter chassis and that would be moving us to a Ford. Open to suggestions from a fellow Airstream owner on an alternative, non Airstream (preferably Sprinter based) B+ mini-C. I'll admit to being a bit of a snob; this is purely a toy and I value aesthetics and luxury-oriented features over absolute versatility/function.
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LTV also makes the Unity and used to make the Serenity, both on Sprinter platforms. I like them, but I am put off by the fact that the hinges on their external storage doors are made of rubber, which breaks down over time due to UV exposure. Aside from that, they seem like a good alternative to the Atlas.

We're currently in our second Airstream product (our first was a 27FB trailer), but it will definitely by our last. So, if and when we ever get around to shopping for another unit, it will be some other brand and it will probably be another true Class B, most likely a PleasureWay, though we'd love a little more space such as in a Unity / Wonder or even a WGO EKKO. Sadly, EKKO build quality doesn't feel acceptable, and their cassette toilet immediately put it out of consideration anyway.

Oh, maybe Coach House? I think their order queue has been years deep, but if you like their stuff, then with climbing interest rates and the general softening of the RV market, maybe you could grab an orphan Platinum II from their queue.
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Old 02-21-2023, 03:56 PM   #5
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Leveling system can be added to the Atlas now if it is equipped with the E1 power package.
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