Written by the Getaway Couple Rae & Jason
If you don’t correctly level your camper, you’re gambling with some of your expensive appliances and will likely struggle to get comfortable. Luckily, Lippert Components makes leveling your RV incredibly easy. Today, we’re sharing everything you need to know about Lippert Leveling Systems. Let’s get started!
What Are Lippert Leveling Systems?
Lippert is one of the leading suppliers for RVs and other leisure vehicles. While they make a variety of products, one of their most loved product lines is the line of Lippert Leveling Systems. These leveling systems automatically level and stabilize RVs of all shapes and sizes.
Lippert’s goal is that their leveling systems will provide the fastest, easiest, and simplest way to get all types of RVs up and running at the campsite. However, they want to do it in the safest and most stable manner possible to create an ideal RVing experience.
If the idea of leveling and stabilizing your RV at the press of a button sounds good to you, then consider a Lippert Leveling System. Take the stress out of your camping experience and spend more time doing what you enjoy while camping!
How Important Are Leveling Jacks on an RV?
You can level an RV without leveling jacks, but it’s not nearly as easy, and it’s a lot more stressful. If you want to test your friendships or relationships, try leveling an RV in a tricky campsite. Thankfully, leveling jacks can help you avoid saying something you might regret when leveling your RV.
An RV needs to be as level as possible when using it. If not, you can damage components inside the slide mechanisms and cause issues for your propane systems. Many RVers experience problems with propane refrigerators staying cool when they’re unlevel. This could cause your frozen food to thaw, and you’ll need to toss it.
However, a level RV is also essential for your comfort while RVing. When parked on an incline, getting quality sleep can be next to impossible. So if you value your comfort, want to protect your RV, and not ruin your close relationships, leveling jacks are essential for an RV.
Can You Add A Lippert Leveling System To An RV?
No matter what type of RV you have, you can add a Lippert leveling system to it. It doesn’t matter whether you have a travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome; Lippert makes a leveling system for you.
You no longer have to watch your camping neighbors pull in and level their RV at the press of a button while you struggle to get level. By adding a Lippert leveling system to your rig, you can level your RV more efficiently and spend more time doing the camping activities you love the most.
Everything You Need to Know About the Lippert Leveling Systems
The Lippert leveling systems are one of the best leveling systems on the market. Let’s look at what you need to know about them.
Ground Control 3.0
The Lippert Ground Control 3.0 leveling system is specifically for fifth-wheel RVs. Not only does this system allow you to fast forward through the leveling process but it also includes auto-hitch memory functionality. This can make hitching back up at the end of a camping trip as effortless as possible.
The Ground Control 3.0 comes in both 4-point and 6-point configurations. Having two additional jacks creates a much more stable RV and helps eliminate some of the bouncing and movement commonly experienced in RVs. The rounded jack footpads add to the stability and help create a solid base on even and uneven surfaces.
Ground Control TT
Auto-leveling systems are no longer just for fifth wheels and motorhomes. The Ground Control TT brings the benefits of auto-leveling to those with travel trailers. This system includes a 5-point power leveling system, including the tongue jack. This system integrates with Lippert’s OneControl technology, which allows you to control and operate the Ground Control TT System from your phone or other mobile devices.
The Ground Control TT is a must-have item for anyone that owns a travel trailer. By adding this auto-leveling system to your travel trailer, you can quickly and easily set up camp and start enjoying your RV.
Leveling Tongue Jack TT
Lippert’s power tongue jacks are tough and rugged. These jacks do a tremendous job of leveling travel trailers front to back. When connected with the Ground Control TT system, you can sit back and watch them do their job. Thanks to the helical-cut gears, they’re among the smoothest and quietest operating electric tongue jacks in the industry.
You can add on the Power Swap Auxiliary Cord to draw the power from your tow vehicle instead of draining your RV’s batteries when operating the tongue jack. Lippert’s leveling tongue jacks are some of the best available, and they stand behind them.
Level Up Hydraulic Leveling System
Many of the largest fifth wheels use the Level Up Hydraulic Leveling System for leveling. This six-point leveling system can level an RV in practically any scenario at the press of a button in less than a minute. When it’s time to pack up camp and head home, the auto re-hitch function adjusts the RV back to its previous height when you unhitched. This makes hitching back up to head home practically effortless.
Other leveling systems will stress the RV’s frame when leveling; that’s not so with the Level Up Hydraulic Leveling System. Instead, the system uses the six-point leveling system both in front and behind the rear axle to avoid any twisting or weakening of the frame's integrity.
Power Gear Hydraulic Leveling System
Don’t fret if you’re a Class A or Class C motorhome owner, Lippert didn’t leave you out! The Power Gear Hydraulic Leveling System is a 4-point system that can level and stabilize motorhomes in just a few minutes. This can be an automatic or semi-automatic leveling system at the press of a button.
Due to the massive amount of power needed to run these leveling systems, the engine needs to be running to level efficiently. However, they do a tremendous job of eliminating the annoying rocking and swaying of a motorhome. You’ll have a much better camping experience with the Power Gear Hydraulic Leveling System on your motorhome!
Protect Your Leveling System With RV SnapPads
No matter what type of RV you have, you want to keep your landing gear in good condition. Adding RV SnapPads to your landing gear helps increase the footprint of your leveling jacks and protects the metal feet.
Take a look at an RV’s landing gear after a couple of years of use. You’re likely to see scrapes and bends in the metal due to the hard surfaces. RV SnapPads are like shoes for your RV’s feet and keep them looking new even after several years of use.
Understanding Your Lippert Leveling Leveling System
One nice thing about Lippert Leveling Systems is that they're very easy to use despite having such an important job. Lippert creates their systems to be very intuitive and relatively simple. In addition, if you have questions about your system, they offer fantastic customer support. They have online communities and many happy and knowledgeable customers that are often willing to help others. So don’t be afraid to give them a call if you’re having trouble understanding your system.