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    Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    It doesn't make much sense to brag about the speed of the front hydraulic jacks when you pair it with the slooooow rear electric stabilizer jacks. All BCs should all come with 6 point hydraulic jacks as standard. I can get the front up and down quick but those rear stabilizer jacks leave you wishing for hydraulics! The BC is too nice a rig to not have 6 point leveling.

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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    For the right money you can have 6 point leveling.
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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    I believe the Level-Up is an option when ordering a BC.
    After-market, you are talking about $5K to retrofit your rig. Trace
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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    yeah.. ours was already on the lot when we found/purchased it.

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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    All BCs should all come with 6 point hydraulic jacks as standard.
    There might be some people who would like a great coach like the Big Country, but can't afford every option. Choice is good.


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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    I can handle the speed of the rear levelers, it's the noise that gets to me - traveling home from Florida this year I didn't put them down at night, even though I wanted to, so that I wouldn't wake anyone up in the campground when we left in the morning. By the way it's not just mine, same brand levelers different brand trailer, just as noisy.
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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    Quote Originally Posted by danemayer View Post
    There might be some people who would like a great coach like the Big Country, but can't afford every option. Choice is good.
    I really didn't want or need a full leveling system, but it seems to me that if they already have hydraulic pump, wouldn't a couple of cylinders, and some line been cheaper than the electric jack, or a least close to equal.
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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    Quote Originally Posted by danemayer View Post
    There might be some people who would like a great coach like the Big Country, but can't afford every option. Choice is good.
    X2! They start making these rigs cost too much and those models will be gone like Carriage and NuWa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    X2! They start making these rigs cost too much and those models will be gone like Carriage and NuWa.
    I'm sure they said that about A/Cs, refrigerators, toilets, showers and slide outs but they are all standard now :-)

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    Re: Rear motor vs front hydraulics

    What "noise" are you talking about? If it's making a screaming sound, lube the joints and the Acme screw that operates it. It's a rear stabilizer, not a rear leveling jack, so you should not be trying to lift the back end with it.
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