Originally Posted by Davydd
Advanced RV works with a Dutch company to install self-leveling on its Class Bs at the touch of a switch. It levels front to back, side to side or both and automatically seeks the lowest needed level. It also works with their VB Air-suspension installation. They will retrofit, so I will have to see this at Advanced Fest May 4. I rarely need leveling but this video is compelling.
Wow! I've had experience with hydraulic levelers on a 23 foot coach. Until I used them I thought they were useless but after making use of them I was at a loss how I was able to do without them. They were invaluable for sleeping in spots that would otherwise have been unusable.
Mercedes has an unbending rule about drilling into their chassis, so everything has to be clamped. Interestingly, HWH markets a clamping hydraulic leveling system designed for the Sprinter but while Mercedes doesn't prohibit it's use under warranty, for some reason they don't approve it. I wanted to retrofit them on our 210 but HWH said there was insufficient clearance to ground to employ their design.
I notice that they use the vertical plunge setup rather than the kick down setup with a return spring. One advantage of the latter is on days when you OD on stupid pills and drive off with your levelers down, the kick down levels will retract sufficiently to avoid damage whereas vertical plunge levelers would be trashed. Don't ask me how I know.