Sprinter-Forum    
 

Go Back   Sprinter-Forum > Sprinter-Based RV's & Conversions > Sprinter-Based RV Brands > Leisure Travel Vans > Unity


 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2018, 06:33 PM   #11
imstilllarry
 
imstilllarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Arizona
Posts: 646
Thanks: 284
Thanked 385 Times in 206 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

Thanks SS. And everyone is freely welcome to bracket design.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
imstilllarry is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2018, 03:16 AM   #12
aarpskier
2017 LTV Unity FX
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Rockford, MI
Posts: 584
Thanks: 175
Thanked 517 Times in 246 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSTraveler View Post
...I would want the system that provides the best stabilization as well as leveling. For people with motion sickness or inner ear issues even the slightest rocking is unacceptable. I have been on the fringe of considering purchase but when Scarecrow reported his Equalizers still left the Unity "tipsy" that is a deal breaker for me.
We have the Equalizer System levelers. I have not compared our unit to a Bullseye installation, but I would not describe our experience as anything close to "tipsy." We met two wonderful couples from Quebec at a state park in Florida this week, and spent a fun couple of hours touring each others' Unitys (2011 IB, 2014 CB and our 2017 FX). We had 4-5 adults in our unit, parked on a crushed stone pad. Several people specifically remarked at how stable the levelers made our unit.
aarpskier is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aarpskier For This Useful Post:
SSTraveler (03-04-2018)
Old 03-06-2018, 04:48 AM   #13
Th3307
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Kansas
Posts: 176
Thanks: 8
Thanked 53 Times in 37 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

I installed the 15Ē Bullseye levelers on the front but wanted maximum lift. So I added two solid rubber pads to the bottom of each jack which increased the lift by 1.5 inches on the front. I can lift the front several inches off the ground when needed. Lifting the front is much safer than raising the rear with all its weight.
Th3307 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Th3307 For This Useful Post:
imstilllarry (03-06-2018)
Old 03-06-2018, 02:03 PM   #14
imstilllarry
 
imstilllarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Arizona
Posts: 646
Thanks: 284
Thanked 385 Times in 206 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

Iíve thought about adding to the pad but havenít yet. I think that could be a good solution.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
imstilllarry is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 07:06 PM   #15
Th3307
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Kansas
Posts: 176
Thanks: 8
Thanked 53 Times in 37 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

I attached the pads with two 1/4 inch bolts with a metal plate on the bottom.
Th3307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 07:46 PM   #16
2014.Navion
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 192
Thanks: 27
Thanked 76 Times in 56 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

Do you have a picture available?
2014.Navion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 11:12 PM   #17
Th3307
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Kansas
Posts: 176
Thanks: 8
Thanked 53 Times in 37 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

For some reason I cannot upload my iPhone photos here.
Not sure where I found the recycled rubber pads which I had to cut to see size.
Just look for something that will not compress. The layered pad concept will allow you to add/substract. Remember, the folding Bullseye jacks require additional space to fold down and depending on how they are mounted will determine if pads are even needed. I bolted my jacks directly to the frame and Imstilllarry installed brackets/spacers. Also, uneven ground surfaces require additional space for the jacks to fold down. Hope this helps!
Th3307 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Th3307 For This Useful Post:
2014.Navion (03-12-2018)
Old 03-22-2018, 02:47 AM   #18
IndyDick
2016 MB
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Carmel, In
Posts: 135
Thanks: 96
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

I met with Alan from Bullseye today. He came down to my home to examine the Unity. He spent about a half hour crawling around under the coach and took several measurements.
Other than that, not much to report. He said he would like his engineering staff to look as well but right now they don't have a lift that will handle the Unity. He indicated they will be moving hopefully in the near future. They hope to have that capability then and plan of offering installation services as well.
Right now the brackets are being developed. The challenge is to have them completely bolt on with drilling or welding. They will offer the standard steel as well as aluminum. The aluminum is anticipated to be around 10% more. Should save 50 lbs.
The electrics are pretty much done. He said they have plans to offer either an App or a remote in the future.
Obviously all their installations up to now have been done by individuals such as imstillarry or a few dealers and a few independent shops. He mentioned one in South Dakota that had done a lot of them. It was indicated an installation should take around 4 hours.
Cost was briefly discussed. He is certainly willing to offer a group purchase situation as a cost saving. We'll talk more about that in the future as everything progresses.
Alan is a very nice gentleman. His company has been around about 15 years. I think they will be able to produce a very good product. I'm a little concerned about the timing. Maybe some of our users can chime in on this.
I'm going to take the coach to them when they are ready to handle it.
IndyDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 04:56 AM   #19
2014.Navion
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 192
Thanks: 27
Thanked 76 Times in 56 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

Before you take the plunge...Why don't you ask Alan how some(many) customers have been waiting for a year for their order and still have not received it?

Some people have been promised an April 16th date for their order. Still waiting...
2014.Navion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 05:57 PM   #20
TStiles
2018 Unity CB
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Kitsap Peninsula, Washington
Posts: 176
Thanks: 62
Thanked 74 Times in 60 Posts
Default Re: Bullseye Installation Details

Josh,
I echo your comment. The order that I placed a couple of weeks ago is fully contingent on their ability to ship NLT 4/1. I'm pulling for Alan, however will not be as patient as so many others have been. I have no doubt that it'll be a great final solution.
__________________
Tim
TStiles is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.