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Old 07-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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I have a question. We're considering buying a Redwood with the Lippert 6 point leveling system. Does anyone have experience with it specifically leveling on uneven sites? We do considerable dry camping and we were wondering how it would handle this. Thank you, Len
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Where I am parked I have the left tires on two 2x8's and four inches of blocks under the foot pads on the left side. The rig levels just fine. One thing to remember is carry blocks because you will need them to keep from over extending your foot pads which will cause you not to level or you will get the popping sound fron your struts.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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The leveling system is actually pretty limited on what it can correct by itself without blocks. You get an overstroke if it can't reach. You will get used to what the limit is, and you'll know ahead of time when you need to use blocks before you unhook.

Ours will overstroke in the street in front of our house, and even overstroked at a State campground on concrete the other day. When we used blocks on the low side it was happy to level the rig with the curbide tires clean off the ground! Love that system!!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #4
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While not without some problems it is an excellent system.

I've gotten into the habit of always using at least 1 pad under each jack and putting them in place takes the most time. Once you press the auto level expect an audience as the coach moves front/back and side to side.

Have had numerous people stop what they were doing to come and watch the operation.

After the first few campgrounds I had it figured out how many pads to use to get it level on the first attempt. Great system and user friendly.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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Thank you for all of your replies. You all have been very helpful, I definitely want a Redwood. Len

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #6
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Brad, do you get this message because the jacks are being totally extended or are you getting it under normal circumstances? I've parked at a few uneven sites, but never have seen this message. My pads are only 1"
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I get it because they are totally extended. Once I put a pad or two under them, it levels fine. It's usually the side to side it is trying to correct that does it.
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I experienced the same message when out front of the house. The road camber was sufficient to fully extend the low side jacks
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So, should we purchase and install 'high heels' for the system ?

Seems like the system should be able to figure that out on its own IMHO
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #10
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7 out of 10 times it works great, 2 of the others, had to work with it, 3rd time scared the me sh*tless. DRIVER front "OUT OF STROKE, Passenger front grounded out. Passenger rear never came out. I was terrified. Took almost an hour to get back on truck. Slept with RV mounted to truck. Next 3 times, worked great. Last time grounded out both front jacks. Then it worked ok.
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