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Some opinions on the use of scissor jack to level a 31' Class C RV max 14,500 lbs, E-450 These jacks now can hold up to 7,000 lbs each - so 2 on the back and 2 on the front I would think would be more than enough.
I'm concerned about the road clearance - it looks like in the front it would be just shy of 6 inches from road to bottom of retracted jack.
Opinions or actual experience appreciated.

I've seen many with them - going down the road just fine.


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Diregard - Didn't notice that you are talking Class C and not TT. I guess I need another cup of coffee!


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I saw these on a class C on my last camping trip. We got a demo of how they worked, as I was impressed. He was able to lift the front of the unit with very little effort via a long handled bar. It was long enough and at a good angle so he didn't even have to bend over to adjust them. BTW it was a bolt on unit, so no welding was necessary.


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I think it would depend on where the 6 inches of clearance is. If it is right near the tires, it should not be a problem. If it is all the way on the back of the coach, I would hesitate GREATLY because you will be grinding them and hitting them on even small divits in the road.

You can install some drag wheels though on the rear bumper to keep it from dragging, but they'd have to be really heavy duty.


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Put em on ours and they work great within reason.
I lower and raise them with a cordless screw driver.
They will lift the front end if I want and in the rear they will take enough weight to level, I have yet to find a campsite that the scissor jacks won't work.
They conform to the KISS Principal and they are a heck of a lot cheaper than the hydraulic levelers.


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Posted: 10/12/12 01:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ASPENMAN -

Dumb question but with your signature showing this:

"Surge Big Foot auto levelers"

Why would you want scissor jacks?


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I put a pair of scissor jacks on the back of my Class C. I have drug them a couple of times, but not enough to consider it a problem. I mainly use mine for stabilizing, not leveling. Works good for me.


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paullac - after 3 Big Foot leveling systems installed - NONE OF THEM WORKED - we had them taken out and got our money back. I don't know how to change my signature -have asked but no response as to how.

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ASPENMAN, have you looked into HWH levelers, I had them on my class A and they worked great.

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ASPENMAN wrote:

paullac - after 3 Big Foot leveling systems installed - NONE OF THEM WORKED - we had them taken out and got our money back. I don't know how to change my signature -have asked but no response as to how.


Yikes. I am pretty close to adding a Bigfoot system on our C. I thought both Bigfoot & HWH were generally regarded as good products. But it seems like Bigfoot has a slight lead over HWH in service after the sale (at least based on recent stuff I've read on the net). Doesn't sound like it's working out for you though. Sorry to hear that. Good luck!

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