Air Suspension +hydraulic Levelling Jacks

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  1. Jackyboy61

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    I have a Swift Bolero 682FB on a Alco chassis ,and was towing with idea of fitting air suspension and maybe next year fitting hidrolic leveling jacks ,so come on you technical gurus out there the pros and cons of having these on your motorhome (are they worth the money ) and recommendation of a good motorhome garage to fit these.
     
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    We have just been looking at hydraulic leveling jacks one company is Glide Rite about £3,500 Diy the other is Ep at a cost of £4,800 fitted both seem to do the job fine
     
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    Pro they are simple to use
    Cons they are expensive heavy and reduce your payload
     
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    When has anything been cheap when you mention Motorhome:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    The E&P jack have a full auto level function with one button press, when I was looking the Glide-Rite system did not have this same facility and could only be levelled manually.

    We had the payload available so were not bothered about the weight and I just fancied having jacks, we had the E&P system fitted for just over £5k with a wireless remote control included, its great for levelling whatever the slope and I like being able to take the wheels off the floor for whatever reason, maintenance, snow chains, puncture, or just lifting it out of the mud and putting planks under the wheels.

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    Steve
    As Martin said, you need to consider the weight of any levelling system and the consequence of any reduction to your payload. Like Martin we also have E&P levelling but ours is older and doesn't have the remote control. I have to stand by the control panel and press the button. Wouldn't be without it.
     
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    Hi Ken weight is not a issue on my van as we have a good payload and they do make things so easy.
     
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    E&P factory option on Concorde,Cartago etc.

    Because they are probabley the best.
    E&P is a Dutch firm it might be cheaper to have a few days in the Netherlands and fit them there.
     
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    do you need both? i would think a lot of the time air suspension could be used for leveling
     
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    That's it Milico ramps now for sale ! after all we are only here once, order now placed with SAP Doncaster
     
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    Nice one Steve
     
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    Hi, just ordered mine E&P self levelling system. Being fitted by Courtside Conversions, Tiverton around 12th July just in time for 4 weeks in France. Been toying with the idea for some time but after a recent trip trying to get level it just had to be done.
     
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    The weight is 45 - 50 Kilograms but you can dispense with the (heavy) jack so doesn't reduce the payload as much as one would think.


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    Plus you can dump the Millenco (other brands are available) levelling blocks and in our case the wind down rear steadies.

    Richard.
     
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