When we first started designing SnapPads, our understanding was there were only a few different leveling systems used throughout the industry. Oh, how wrong we were! There are actual a wide variety of systems with different size and shaped landing feet. That's why we have several different product lines (with more on the way).
We get a lot of questions about how to figure out what leveling system is on our customer's rigs. That's why we made this handy guide, which will take you through the best and easiest ways to check your leveling system and jack feet size.
First, we have to talk about the main brands of leveling systems that are on the market today:
- LCI (Lippert)
- Power Gear
Doesn't seem like that many, does it? However, depending on the application, RV type, and required weight bearing ability, each company has designed multiple shapes and sizes of landing feet. That means each brand can have multiple system configurations!
Knowing what RV leveling system you have will not only help you decide what SnapPads are right for you, but its also good practice to know what equipment is installed on your RV in case you need to make changes or repairs down the road.
Here's a quick guide to figure out what you have:
1. Check your control panel
The first step is also the easiest. Your control panel will have the brand of company that made your leveling system right on it, usually along the top of the panel. For example:
2. Look under your RV to see the brand and shape of your jacks.
Some of the main ones include:
HWH - HiWay 8
LCI 'Level up' & 'Ground Control' - SnapPad Xtra
Power Gear - SnapPad Prime
Equalizer - New SnapPad product (coming in 2018!)
Most jacks will not be as clean as the ones in these pictures so you may need to wipe off some road grime to see what you have.
For SnapPad purposes part #'s are not useful, however it might be worth noting just in case you need to replace a part in the future.
3. Measure your landing feet
To be sure what SnapPad is right for you, you'll need to measure your landing feet. Some RV's will have all the same size of foot, while others will have smaller landing feet in the front compared to the rear. Not to mention, some might also have three, four, or six landing feet.
To measure, retract your landing gear and measure the diameter of your landing foot from the bottom.
If you do not measure from the bottom, you can't be sure of the exact size as the cylinder will be in the way.
That's it! Seems simple, but it be pretty confusing if you've never had to look into what system you have before. With this information you can click here to view our cheat sheet and figure out what kind of SnapPad is right for your RV.
If you're still unsure, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll gladly help you out.
Don't see you leveling system here? We're designing new versions all the time. You can sign up for our waiting list here and we'll let you know as soon as that version is released. Plus you'll get a discount code for your patience ;)