Auto levellers. Shall we ?

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  1. Russ M

    Russ M Funster

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    Hi.
    Thinking about splashing out on some auto levellers.
    Research comes up with two options , E&P or MAVE.
    Alko have also just introduced some , but not found any reviews yet as the are new product to the market.
    There does seem to be some concern out there about reliability of the first two , along with concerns about warranty length and dealer support etc.
    If I’m going to spend nearly 5k I want to be sure I’m not throwing money away.
    Any views or recommendations please ?
     
  2. Chipster

    Chipster Funster Life Member

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    Pretty sure E&P=Alco now (Alco bought E&P?). Not heard reliability issues. Tell us more.
     
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  3. mushy

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    I have no doubt auto levellers are brilliant and well worth having if they were fitted before you bought the van but it takes me 5 minutes to level up with ordinary ones. There are so many other things I could spend £5k on I wouldn't know what to buy first. Each to their own after all its only money.
     
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  4. Clarky

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    E&P are the most popular by a long way I think, which must say something about the quality.
    I believe that AlKo took over E&P last year so they are now one and the same.
    We and many others on Fun have E&P fitted and love them.

    Richard.
     
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    Badknee Funster Life Member

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    E&P for our tag. Before it was impossible to chock up side to side with having three axles to lift, now it’s a doddle.
     
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    Go for it, you won't regret it. E&P for me.
    I know it a lot of money and believe it or not my wife had to persuade me to splash out:)
     
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  7. CazPaul

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    image.jpeg These come in a bigger version too, someone gave us these so they have been a good investment over the years, we had to pay for the bigger version though, bugger,
     
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  8. Two on Tour

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    You just can't beat poncing about in the rain and muck with the old levelling ramps, well it is for us watch others going up and down them trying to find the sweet spot, nearly as much fun as watching drive away awnings being put up. :LOL:
     
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  9. Hettie's Crew

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    Don’t forget HPC, we decided on them because they are lighter, don’t need the ‘brain box’ that E&P do and work from your phone via an app rather than a remote.
    The only problem for you would be travelling to Warrington to AS Suspension, I don’t know if anyone else fits them.
    Ours are brilliant and we wouldn’t be without them now, plus AS Suspension is great to do business with.
    http://www.hpc-hydraulics.com/
    https://www.as-airsuspension.co.uk/
     
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  10. PaulW2

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    I have the E&P levellers and have been very happy with them.
     
  11. Lanerboy

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    E&P for me I did 6 months in my new MH without levelling jacks and it was a nightmare struggled on most sites to get level caused rows with the missus and was just a real pain in the ass

    I know people say they can get level with drive up blocks but I have been on sites where you would never ever get level without levelling jacks

    Also when jacks down it stops 99% of the body sway you get when moving around inside the vehicle
     
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    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Had mine fitted by SAP at doncaster and don't regret it one bit.
    They can be moved to another mh if you sell.
     
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  13. Lanerboy

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    Yep had mine done there and Mick has just removed it all ready to refit it on my new MH In March
     
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    That is exactly what happened to me, get ours fitted in March(y)
     
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    Lenny HB Funster Life Member

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    That takes all the fun out of it, love the van rocking in take force winds.
     
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    We have jacks (ep) overall cost on a new van small percentage and ease of use suits us,
     
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    Oh memories:LOL:
     
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  18. Mr porky

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    We have a 9m a class with twin axle.yes get levellers we personally went for a & p .
     
  19. GWAYGWAY

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    I got some E&P they work just fine BUT I now wish I had NOT bought them.. They weigha lot,with the special brackets abour 60 kilos and now they must be taken off as they are the biggest contribution to it being too heavy for me after November. It needs to get below the magic unobtainable 3500kgs for me to drive it. Or do I sell it using them as a selling point? Would not bring the value up one iota so would be worth taking off? Maybe not. I was so keen to get them I did not look ahead a year and a bit.
     
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    Ours were countered to a certain extent by not now having to carrying the two sets of levelling ramps at 11.5Kg and the jack at 6.5Kg, so 17Kg knocked of the E&P weight.
     
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