If you are you looking for the Lenco Auto Glide kit review and installation guide, then you’ve come to the right place.
Lenco Auto Glide Review
The Lenco Auto Glide 15500-101 is an automatic boat control and trim tab control system which works automatically to provide a smoother ride and better fuel efficiency.
The Lenco marine Auto Glide system adjusts your Lenco trim tabs as necessary by using both GPS data and engine data (depending upon how you have it installed). This ensures that your boat is running at the most efficient angle as possible. After the installation process of the Lenco self leveling trim tabs kit, you will be able to determine the optimum running angle.
The system works by measuring your boat’s running angle about 25 times each second. It then takes this information into the control box and tells the Lenco auto trim tabs to do the following:
- Ensures that your boat remains level at all times.
- Eliminates bow bounce (porpoising).
- Reduces how much bow rise there is during hole shot mode.
- Determines and executes the most efficient boat running angle.
When these factors are combined, the result is a maximum fuel efficiency and smoothest ride.
What we liked even more during our review and testing was that the 15500-101 system has many features and options for the operator to choose from. For example, while you will most likely want to keep the system in automatic mode, you can very easily switch to manual mode simply by pressing a button on the key pad.
Lenco Auto Glide Parts
Please keep in mind that in order to use this system, your boat must already have the Lenco Single Trim Tab System with the Lenco Electric Actuators. Other than that, the kit comes with all of the Lanco Auto Glide parts that you need.
The key components are the control box, Key Pad, Control Box Main Harness, and of course various cables. The cables are used to connect the Lenco marine Auto Glide system to your GPS device, a Stand Alone GPS Receiver/Antenna, your engine(s), and your network.
The Kit Contains:
- 1 30254-001D Auto Glide Key Pad Control
- 3 30267-001D Tee Connector Only
- 1 30281-001D Power Cable – NMEA 2000 Network 2.5′
- 1 30268-002D Terminating Resistor – Male
- 2 30268-001D Terminating Resistor – Female
- 1 30262-001D CAN bus #2 GPS/NMEA 2000 Network Adapter Cable – 2.5′
- 1 30266-001 NMEA 2000 GPS Antenna Only
- 1 30248-001 Auto Glide Control Box Harness f/ Single Actuator
- 1 30259-001D CAN bus #1 NMEA2000 Cable – 2.5′
- 1 30255-001 Auto Glide Control Box f/ Single Actuator
Any spare parts or longer cables can be purchased separately, of course.
|PARTS||PART NUMBER||CHECK PRICE|
|Lenco Auto Glide Adapter Extension Cable - 30'||30260-004|
|Lenco Auto Glide Adapter Extension Cable - 40'||30260-005|
|Lenco Auto Glide Adapter Extension Cable - 50'||30260-006|
|Lenco Auto Glide Control Box, Dual Actuator||30256-001|
|Lenco Gps Control Box Mtg Brkt||70568-001|
Lenco Auto Glide Installation
If you can read and follow directions, then you should be able to tackle the Lenco Auto Glide installation as a DIY job. The owners manual with all of the installation instructions is linked below. Of course, having the system installed at your local dealer or marine shop is also always an option.
Lenco Auto Glide Owners Manual
The Lenco Auto Glide owner’s manual consists of two parts: A & B.
Part A of the Lenco Auto Glide owners manual is for the installation and setup procedures. You can download a copy of it here.
Part B of the owner’s manual is for operational instructions. You can download it here.
Lenco Auto Glide Troubleshooting
If you have having problems and need to do some Lenco Auto Glide troubleshooting, you should check out the video above, as well as consult part B of the owner’s manual. You can also download this handy Lenco AG Quick Reference Guide for further troubleshooting.
Lenco Auto Glide Price
The Lenco Auto Glide price will of course vary depending upon where you buy it. In our experience, Amazon typically has the best Lenco Auto Glide price out of all of the online retailers that we checked. However, you should check it out on Wolf Creek Depot and use code WCD10 for 10% off, as it may be cheaper for you there.
If you are looking to improve the handling and performance of your boat, then installing a Lenco Auto Glide kit is a great upgrade to consider. It can help make your boat safer and improve fuel efficiency, as well.
During our testing and review, we found the Lenco Auto Glide to be comparable in performance to the Bennett AutoTrim Pro system.
UPC #: 874847006712