Advanced RV (ARV) is partnering with E&P Hydraulics, a Dutch company, to offer E&P’s high end automated hydraulic leveling system for Class B motor homes. While E&P has installed over 10,000 of these leveling systems in Europe, ARV will be the first in the U.S. to offer this leveling system.

E&P’s automated hydraulic leveling system will be installed on ARV’s custom Class B Motor homes and can be a retrofit on other motor home brands.  The E&P hydraulic leveling system automatically interfaces with the VB Air Suspension system currently on all ARV’s 4×4’s and their other rear drive Sprinter chassis models.

Hydraulic Leveling System

The first U.S. install is currently on ARV’s Cruzmobile, a demo model, on which clients and staff have tested the system with positive reviews. They experienced a perfectly level motor home for sleeping, as well as increased stability when parked, so the parked vehicle did not move when trucks passed or under high winds.

May 19 – 21, 2017, Mike and Marcia Neundorfer will be taking Cruzmobile to the B-14 Annual Class B Rally in Williamsburg Va, where they will give attendees a demonstration of the leveling system.

How does it work? Before leveling, The E&P control sends a signal to the VB Air Suspension system to lower, so leveling can start at the lowest point possible. Then, the cylinders on the EP leveling system are driven up and down hydraulically for positive actuation. With the press of a button, the chassis is raised side to side and front to back on large, high support area stainless steel pads.  The vehicle is leveled with the least amount of lift. The design has no springs to fatigue or break. The system even has the capability to help get the unit “unstuck” in adverse terrain. In “travel” position, the pads are close to the wheels and higher than the suspension so ground clearance is not compromised. The total weight of all of the components is 149 pounds.

Advanced RV is excited to be able to offer E&P’s automated hydraulic leveling system on new builds, as well as a retrofits.  Watch the video to learn more.

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28 replies
  1. Richard Brown
    Richard Brown says:

    Wonderful. We just purchased an Airstream Grand Tour EXT, and would love to learn more about a retrofit.

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  2. Terri R
    Terri R says:

    Excellent! Looks like a huge win over driving up on blocks. And it will give us the freedom to enjoy more sites that have great locations (next to lakes, creeks, etc) which otherwise might be a hassle to get level on. Nice work!

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  3. John Rebeske
    John Rebeske says:

    Could this be a solution for our Leisure Travel Wonder on the Ford Transit chassis? In standard form it has no air suspension.

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    • Janice Spicuzza
      Janice Spicuzza says:

      Thank you for your question. We are currently set up to retrofit Mercedes Sprinters and Dodge Promasters. We have not investigated retrofitting other models at this point.

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  4. Wayne P
    Wayne P says:

    W & B,
    This looks like a great retro fit! We recently ordered a 2018 Pleasure Way Lexor TS, on the Pro Master chassis. Will this system fit onto that year, make and model?

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    • Janice Spicuzza
      Janice Spicuzza says:

      Thank you for your kind words! We can install the E&P leveling system on your Pleasureway. I sent you an email with more information.

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  5. Rick Schneider
    Rick Schneider says:

    Earlier someone posted they had an LTV wonder with a ford chassis I have a LTV Libero 2013 on a Chevy 3500 express chassis I know the sprinter and promaster is a subsidery of Mercedes is there any chance in the future you will be retrofitting them on american made vehicles such as the Chevy and ford mentioned above. I would love to have this installed on my Libero

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  6. Roger J
    Roger J says:

    HI Janice,

    Could you please send me info and pricing for the E&P Leveling system and the VB Air Suspension System for a 2017 Winnebago Travato 59G? Thanks!

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  7. Kate R
    Kate R says:

    Can this be installed without the VB Air Suspensions System in a 2017 Winnebago Travato G? If so, what would be the cost for just the E&P system?

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  8. Valerie Sachs
    Valerie Sachs says:

    Janice:

    Can you also send me information and pricing for the E&P Leveling system and the VB Air Suspension System for a 2018 LTV Unity FX.

    Valerie

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    • Janice Spicuzza
      Janice Spicuzza says:

      Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have the capabilities to lift a vehicle larger than a Class B right now, but we are looking into getting a larger lift when we move into our new building later this spring.

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    • Janice Spicuzza
      Janice Spicuzza says:

      Thank you for your question Charles. We can install the E&P Leveling System on a Travato. I sent information to your email.

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  9. Elizabeth Beglin
    Elizabeth Beglin says:

    Would you send a quote for installing the leveling system on a 2019 Travato GL without the air suspension system.

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  10. Jeff Hamilton
    Jeff Hamilton says:

    We have been following Advanced RV for quite a while. Would you be able to send me info on installation of the new quiet AC and the E&P leveling system for our 2016 Winnebago View 24V?
    Great videos by the way.

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  11. Steve Pierce
    Steve Pierce says:

    I need a quote for installation of an E&P leveling system for a 2019 Travato 59KL. I will have the sumosprings on both front and rear which should not be in the way as far as I know.

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