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Offline uncle ned

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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2009, 08:13:21 AM »


Pete i have basically the same system but with four controls. You may remember the person that sold them.

His name was Red Ridout I think, It is called "Level It". Been working great for years.

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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2009, 08:50:58 AM »
Uncle Ned, i also have the Level It setup except that i don't have any hydraulic jacks, just the air bag controls. I also have a toggle switch so i can choose between manual and hiway,  but don't know if the hiway function works as i have always just left it on manual. Might have to try it next trip and see if it works......if i can remember to switch it :)  Other than that it has worked well for me and the PO. No idea how old the setup is, we have had the bus for 6 years and he had it for 20 years before that.
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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2009, 05:03:52 AM »
Ed,
   We had the "Level-It" system on our 4106.  We purchased it from the gentleman that made them in 1983 or 84. They were made by Red Rideout from Evansville, Indiana.  I have not heard anything about Red for several years. It is a very basic sysyem with very few failure points.  Jack
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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2009, 05:22:04 AM »
Will check on Red Rideout,haven't seen him for awhile,Lives or lived about 5 miles from us.
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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2009, 05:33:16 AM »
I been around buses for a long time never saw a 3 point hydraulic system installed by Big Foot or HWH on a bus always a 4 point system. 


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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2009, 07:20:30 AM »
Jack,  from the paperwork i have, it looks like the PO converted my bus in the last 4 months of 83.  I don't know if he put the system in then or added it later. I think that he was a member of Southeastern BusNuts. Maybe you know him?  He is out of Missouri, Dick and Virginia  Jasinsky.  He did a nice job, well thought out layout. We have made a few cosmetic changes in the 6 years we have owned and lived in the bus, and there are one or two things that we might have done a little differently, but overall we have been very pleased with the bus.
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Re: Leveling Question
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2009, 07:22:40 AM »
Red Rideout  812 423 3401..Talked to his son Dave ,,said dad still has bus but doesn"t drive it anymore..prob some of the systems left..Dave said OK to call..
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