Friday, June 2, 2023


One-touch automatic leveling system for travel trailers

By Bob Difley

Ground Control TT
Ground Control TT

Lippert Components’ newest leveling system, Ground Control® TT, is the industry’s first ever one-touch automatic leveling system designed for travel trailers.

Fifth wheels and motorhomes have offered one-touch automatic leveling for years, and now LCI has brought this technology to the much larger travel trailer market.

“Consumers today expect to push a button to set up camp and walk away rather than manually cranking jacks which takes a lot of physical effort,” says Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, “not to mention 30 to 45 minutes that they would rather spend enjoying their time camping.”

With a newly designed LED interface, Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling will level the trailer in under three minutes by simply pressing the Auto Level button, setting the automatic leveling sequence into motion. A set of front and rear jacks stabilize and level the trailer using LCI’s leveling technology. The system also features LCI’s newly designed Smart Jack™, a power tongue jack that works in harmony with the leveling system featuring an auto reconnect memory function that returns the hitch to the exact height at which the auto-level process was started, making re-hitching easy. The Smart Jack also features refreshed aesthetics, a battery level indicator, backlit controls and an auto-retract function.

Several travel trailer brands have committed to Ground Control TT travel trailer leveling for the 2016 Elkhart County Open House in September. LCI expected to begin production of the system in late spring and an aftermarket kit should be available late 2016. For more information, visit the Lippert website.

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6 years ago

I made a trailer auto-leveling about 3 years ago… Two 3500lb electric tongue jacks either side towards the rear, controlled by a simple “pinball machine tilt” pendulum (common [switched] contact hanging in the center of a 4-contact ring). Switched on, whichever contact the pendulum leans on runs those two jacks up/down until the pendulum centers (when level). Whatever height you set the tongue jack (normally already high from unhitching), the rear jacks auto-match. Main caution: make sure jacks can safely handle the weight you’re asking them to lift if you have a larger trailer! This Jack tripod feels *rock solid* compared to the scissorjack “ground-presser” stabilizer jacks that should NEVER be made to lift much weight.

Total cost: $190… 90 for each jack and 10 for “controller” wiring.

John Tate
4 years ago
Reply to  Keith

I would like to chat with you about this system you made

Bob Difley
6 years ago

Thanks for your input Chuck. We’ve stopped posting costs as sometimes the costs change, often because of time lapse or availability, from the time the post is read and when it is acted upon. But there is always (or mostly always) a link to where you can find out cost and availability. However, on this post, the leveling system will not be available in the RV after market until late 2016. At that time you can go to Lippert’s website to find dealers, or check your local dealer to see if they will handle the system when available.

Chuck Shepard
6 years ago

2 things missing here, 1>costs installed, and in box, 2> dealers for them

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