Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-24-2019, 12:27 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 14
Automatic Leveling system

Has anyone here considered adding an auto leveling system to their bus?

If you considered it:
What were your reasons for considering it?
Why or why not did you eventually do it?
Did you do it before or after you did your build?
Brands you would recommend to use or absolutely stay away from.
If you did it, would you do it again?
And maybe most importantly, how much living in your skoolie do you do - weekends here and there on up to full time living?
BetterWayLiving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2019, 02:09 PM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Drew Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Minnehaha Co., SD
Posts: 848
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 65
I briefly looked into adding some kind of leveling system to our air bags (we've got rear air suspension) but it seemed a little more complex than I wanted to deal with. We've got some leveling blocks and carry some scraps of wood, but I think we've only used them twice in our 7 months of full time living. It just hasn't been all that necessary. It would be pretty sweet to have one of those setups like some of the Class A motorhomes have but that would be more of a luxury than a necessity for us.
I seem to recall there being some threads about leveling jacks and pneumatic leveling systems from years back, but I don't know if anything ever came of them.
__________________
Our Build: https://dazzlingbluebus.wordpress.com/
Drew Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 02:00 PM   #3
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Windham NH
Posts: 314
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International RE
Engine: International T444e
Rated Cap: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterWayLiving View Post
Has anyone here considered adding an auto leveling system to their bus?
Trying to put one together.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterWayLiving View Post
What were your reasons for considering it?
Things like drainage are the most obvious. Less obvious: Sleeping. My bus is parked on a slab that's a few degrees off level and it is very noticeable when trying to get some shuteye.



Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterWayLiving View Post
Did you do it before or after you did your build?
Build is a WIP that's mostly done. Most of the work left is testing and tests are why I want a way to level the vehicle easily.



Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterWayLiving View Post
If you did it, would you do it again?
Can't answer this directly as I haven't done it yet but, I imagine the more times you move + park, the more valuable this functionality would be. Someone overwhelmingly stationary may be fine with simple manual jacks.



Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterWayLiving View Post
And maybe most importantly, how much living in your skoolie do you do - weekends here and there on up to full time living?
Not much yet but plan to full-time.
kazetsukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
automatic levelers

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×