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Old 09-19-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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Level up issue.

So we arrived at our destination the other day for our second trip since taking delivery in May. The pull thru spot that we set up at has about a 5inch drop off & was far from reasonably level. After raising the front jacks & pulling truck out, hit auto level & that's when the system got screwed up & forced us to manually level the coach. I think I know the answer but wanted to hear from those of you that experienced a similar issue with "auto leveling". Just want to make sure that something isn't wrong with the system.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:01 PM   #2
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Exactly what kind of problem did you have? Any messages displayed ? Like 'Out of Stroke '? We have gotten that before when the ground under the nose is really low compared to the rest of the campsite. I almost always use 3" slabs of wood under front jacks when removing the truck out from underneath. More than once I had to re-hitch to the truck, raise front jacks and add under the front jacks. Then the problem goes away.

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Old 09-19-2015, 05:12 PM   #3
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We got a message something to the effect "side to side" level issue Chris. Had to rehitch and put blocks under the pads and just "eyeballed" things with a carpenters level on manual. Agree with you that this system isn't totally "auto level" & there are instances when blocks are necessary. Just hope system works ok next time in reasonably level surface & I won't have to reprogram things.
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Is the space out of level front to back or side to side. More than likely you have maxed out the stroke in one direction or the other and may need to use some wood or blocks to level.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #5
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Is the space out of level front to back or side to side. More than likely you have maxed out the stroke in one direction or the other and may need to use some wood or blocks to level.
Side to side AND dip to front. Lesson learned to carry plenty of blocks next trip just in case.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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Once you added the blocks you should've been able to auto level provided you added enough blocks to which ever jack was out of whack. Also recalibrating it is a piece of cake, but I'd wait til you were at a spot with a good semi level solid surface, level rig manually checking with a level, then with level up off push up 10 times, down 10 times & enter, it beeps & says level, close door, walk away.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:27 PM   #7
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I put block down every time on all 6 pads. Always best to Carry some blocks most sites are not perfectly level.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:53 PM   #8
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Thanks guys...
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After I had the Lippert center point system installed, the rig was a few inches higher than before the install. Even on fairly level sites, I got an out of stroke message most all of the time.

I then checked with Lippert to see what the specs were for the pads retracted from the ground. They told me 8-10". Mine were way above that. I lowered the center and rear jacks to specs and have not had an issue since. There is plenty more travel now to auto level.

BTW, a friend of mine was helping me and tried to take the bolts off by hand. It was nearly impossible. He then used an impact wrench and they came off easily.

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Remember, when you're setting your system to keep the nose a little high. This will help keep the water on the slides and roof running to the back of the coach. Whenever I level any RV....I'd rather go high on the front. There's times where I know I'm a full bubble off on my coach when I grab a quick overnight at a campground.

I agree with others...carry some sort of blocks with you for those time where you have to shore up the rig. The best home made blocks I've seen were made by Steve.
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