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Old 03-03-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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We owned a motorhome that had a self leveling system on it and I was able to level the unit with the slides out. We just took delivery of our 36RE Redwood and my question is; can I level the unit after the slides are out or do it before I extended the rooms?
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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I would level with the slides in.doing itwith the slides out is hard on the slides and the coach.





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Old 03-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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I believe the recommended procedure for a 5th Wheel is to level first, then deploy the slides. I usually try to connect water and sewer before putting out the slides so I don't have to crawl under a slide to make a connection.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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After I unhook I just press the "auto level" feature on the system then connect the water, sewer and power while it levels itself. After it's level my DW will put the slides out and start getting things in order.
I have re-leveled the trailer a couple of times with the slides out and it didn't seem to have any effect on the leveling system.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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I would level the trailer first and then open the slide outs I would also be very careful about adjusting the level after you have the slide outs open.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
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The way the Level-Up System operates, it prevents any twisting of the Frame, so although not recommended it shouldn't hurt anything releveling with the Slides out. We recently did just that. We had a jack that was leaking and had it replaced here on site, so with everything in place for daily living we didn't retract the slides. Just raised all four rear jacks, did the repair, then ran it through the auto level cycle with the slides still out. Went right back where it was and all has been good.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:31 AM   #7
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The Lippert Standard (V1) Level-Up manual states that leveling should not be done while the rooms are moving. It doesn't specify whether you can or can't do it after they have been extended. However, it does state that:
7. Once the rooms have been extended you can readjust the unit side to side and/or front to

back if necessary to maintain a level condition.
8. You can adjust any combination of jacks at any time to help keep the unit both level and stable
with or without the rooms be retracted.

The Automatic Level-Up System doesn't make any reference to the slides position during leveling.
Here's a link to the Automatic Level-Up System:
http://www.lci1.com/images/Flyers/Ow...c-leveling.pdf

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:47 AM   #8
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We were at the dealer looking at a 36fl and the sales person tried to level the rig with slides out and it did not do anything at all, we put the slides in and it leveled itself with the auto level button. After some research I can not find anything that supports what happened that day. It must have been a off day the leveling system.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:57 AM   #9
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We are learning alot from this forum! Thanks for the information.

Just picked up our 36RL on Saturday. Got it home and the Level Up did it's thing and worked like a charm. When we finished loading all of our stuff from our old unit and were ready to put it in storage, the posted instructions on inside of the cargo door said to push the left and right buttons at the same time to start the hook up process. When I did that, it said that "this function was disabled". I was able to pull the rear jacks up and re attach to my truck by using the retract button. Has anyone had an issue with the automatic retract? Has anyone seen the "function disabled" prompt on the screen?Edited by: Grandpa
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Go into the settings mode by using the up and down arrows and enter button. You should be able to turn on the feature. My preference has been to use manual mode hook and unhook the rig. I like having full control of the landing jacks.
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