Why should you consider a hydraulic levelling system? Levelling your caravan or motorhome is one of the first jobs when you arrive at your holiday destination. Whether it be for a one-night stopover or a two-week summer holiday, your vehicle needs to be level for many reasons. The traditional, manual way to level your vehicle is tedious, hard work and can be quite time-consuming. Especially if you’re having to set up in the dark or after a long journey. A hydraulic levelling system takes all that pain away and levels the vehicle perfectly in under two minutes. Leaving you to get the bags unpacked and start enjoying your break. Simply, all you have to do is press a button and the system levels your vehicle for you.
Here are the three main things you need to know about a hydraulic levelling system. You can find more detail about the systems below, but in a nutshell, here are three key things to consider;
1. Simplicity of hydraulic levelling
Make sure your hydraulic levelling system is easy to use. You don’t have to be technical. You just press a button and the system does everything for you. You don’t even need to maintain the system as it’s all contained within a closed-loop hydraulic system. There is no need for a spirit level, chocks, drill for winding the legs down or any other gadget or tool.
2. Solid and stable position
Levelling your motorhome or caravan is important to maintain good working order of the fridge and to ensure good drainage from your sink and shower tray. It also protects you from buffeting in strong winds and helps to ensure you aren’t sleeping on an angle! But for added comfort, a strong and stable levelled pitch will stop any sway when walking in, out and through your vehicle. Making your vehicle a much more comfortable environment.
3. Payload pay-off
The system is hydraulic so is very strong and can support pretty much any motorhome or caravan, but make sure the hydraulic levelling system you choose doesn’t take away too much weight from your payload. With E&P’s hydraulic levelling system, there obviously is some weight added to the vehicle but it’s only 25kg for caravans and 55kg for motorhomes up to 5.5 tonnes GVW. Still giving you plenty of payload for the extra comfy camping chairs.
E&P Hydraulic Levelling
There are three versions of the E&P Hydraulic levelling system: The main two systems are Level M for motorhomes and Level C for caravans, but there is also Level C Compact for caravans which is a semi-automatic levelling system (we call it semi-automatic because you still need to wind the corner steadies down manually so it’s a little different).
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Hydraulic levelling system installation
E&P Hydraulics’ levelling systems are available for most common motorhomes and caravans. The hydraulic jacks are fastened to the chassis with brackets or adapters that specifically designed for your vehicle or caravan, which means no welding is necessary and any existing warranties will remain intact.
As the UK’s longest-serving E&P Hydraulics Premium Dealer, we are experienced and fully accredited installers who work with competence and care. Contact us if you would like to discuss the benefits of an E&P Hydraulics levelling system for your motorhome or caravan. Our team can talk through your requirements and advise on appropriate recommendations.