Automatic Levelling Systems

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  1. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hi there all,anyone got automatic levelling system fitted ? If so which one? and what are your opinions of there effectiveness?are they worth the cost?:)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    E & p leveling systems.
    They are Dutch and have a website, but pricy.
     
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    If we had been able to afford a delux gin palace it would have been a consideration.
    We could only afford a beer tent so it's never been on the cards.
    To be honest, from our experience how level do you need to be?
    As long as the fridge works & the blood doesn't run to your head whilst in bed what's the problem.
    Unless of course you use any medical equipment which may require such accurate levelling .
     
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    E&P system - would not be without it.
     
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    E&P fitted last week. I like to be properly level and the new-to-us tag van would have been awkward to use ramps, especially on slippery surfaces, and I was mindful of the additional strain on the clutch over time. We tend to move the van frequently so justified the cost to ourselves.

    We've only used it twice, but I already like it a lot!

    Ours was fitted by Jayme at Courtside Conversions in Tiverton, Devon, which I thoroughly recommend. He was very helpful with advice and additional effort to fit the pump and reservoir in the best place.
     
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    we have E&P definitely worth it with a tag axle
     
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    come on give us poor people a go.... what sort of cost? a few hundred, a few thousand?
    ?
     
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    The E&P system costs approximately £5k.
     
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    For a similar figure you may be able to fit full air suspension, though it can't be fitted to all MHs.

    A member of the Murvi Owners' Club recently had it fitted (at Tiverton) replacing an air assisted system which used pump up bags above the leaf springs. He reports an amazing improvement in ride and reduced roll on corners. And of course it self-levels.

    And very expensive.
     
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    As DBK say`s full air suspension... It does have it`s limitations on very steep ground...

    It is one of all the toy` on our Rapido, that I would bite the bullet and have fitted to a new van.. (y) Must add, all the toy`s were fitted before we got it..:) But the VB full air is the dog`s wotsit`s...
     
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    the best leveling system is your eyes. Select a level spot to begin with, a little bit of tilt never hurt anyone.
     
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    we have had E + P fitted a couple of months ago, what I really like is the total lack of movement once parked when moving inside MH, or if windy

    a minor negative is that other users suggest placing blocks under the pads if parked on soft ground, that adds to the 'stuff' we need to carry and would mean getting down on the ground to deploy and retrieve, I will not be doing that, if it is that soft I will not park there or go without the jacks
     
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    Are we talking about Air Suspension, or Hydraulic/Electric Jacks as in Yank RV`s.... ????
     
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    E&P hydraulic jacks, just over £5k on our Flair as it needed the heavier system.
    If you have the cash spare it's a great addition in my mind, doesn't move around in the wind, always level whatever the surface even if the front wheels are dangling 6 inches off the ground, it's also a doddle to change a wheel, pick it up to put boards under in a boggy field or whatever.

    Martin
     
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    hydraulic jacks Mo.
    p.s. tried to ring you earlier,will call u tomorrow sometime(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Sorry Brian........... Left the phone in the bedroom on charge and forgot to get it... :doh:

    OH........... Yes....... 2 missed call`s from Brian...
     
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    I must admit that many years ago when we used to be tuggers, I was very obsessive about being level, and would spend ages making sure it was. The funny thing was that as soon as we changed over to the motorhome, it didn't bother me one bit... Nowadays as long as my head is higher than my feet when in bed I'm happy... Funny innit... :):)
     
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    I normally look at the ground that we're pitching on. If it's got an obvious slope I get the ramps out, if it hasn't it's near enough for me.
     
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    Christ! That's about 40% of what I paid for our van!!!
     
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