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Old 08-09-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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Auto level on 2014 Berkshire

On my previous coaches I could always manual level the coach

This 2014 Berkshire is a new coach and during the PDI the tech said it could not be leveled manually. Does anyone know if there's a way to drop the air & manual level the Berkshire ?

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Can do it on our 2009 Berkshire. What does it say in the manual?
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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Now reading the manual would be too logical!! Just haven't got there yet. Lol

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How we can do our 2009 is hit auto to let the air go out then stop (power button) then turn on and then continue to lower each jack by itself. up down buttons.
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Auto level on 2014 Berkshire

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How we can do our 2009 is hit auto to let the air go out then stop (power button) then turn on and then continue to lower each jack by itself. up down buttons.

Thanks no3putt.

It will work just as you say. Turn on- hit auto--turn off let air get out- turn back on --then level manual.

Also can turn on and manual level immediately with it aired up.

My tech was very much uninformed on this.

My other coaches were so bad using the auto. I just never used it.

The Berkshire is really smooth on the auto so I'll probably use it.

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:39 PM   #7
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On my previous coaches I could always manual level the coach

This 2014 Berkshire is a new coach and during the PDI the tech said it could not be leveled manually. Does anyone know if there's a way to drop the air & manual level the Berkshire ?

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Hmmm.... There must have been a major change since 2011. Mine has (besides the auto-level and retract-all buttons), 8 other buttons 1 up 1 down for each of four jacks.

See if you have the eight buttons; they are triangle shaped, like little arrows.

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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Thanks no3putt.


My tech was very much uninformed on this.



Thanks. Russell

What an ignoramus. And I'll bet you paid plenty of $$$ for that PDI, right??

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:55 PM   #9
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Well the guy was a nice guy but came from another factory to the dealer. Had only been around Forest River coaches for two months.

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Well Boohoo. No changes. I had to walk back to the barn. (800 foot). That ok I need to get out of lazy boy.

Mine has 4 buttons plus the on, auto level,and all retract. I thought the four buttons were one way buttons -- only down-- but they all have arrows on them and are two way buttons. Push the top for jacks to go up. Bottom for jacks to go down.

I ll get my manual out sometime. Lol

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Unless I've gone mad (always a chance, folks) the 4 buttons (or sets of buttons) each work a pair of jacks at a time. Front pr, left pr, rear pr, right pr. You're never activating a single jack. Pulled into a level site late one night and didn't want to wake the neighbors with the air bag dump, but ran the rears down until they touched to stabilize the back end.

If you find auto-level is not properly leveling, there's a calibration method as well (basically get the coach level using the tool you choose) then push a combination of buttons to "teach" the new "level."
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Unless I've gone mad (always a chance, folks) the 4 buttons (or sets of buttons) each work a pair of jacks at a time. Front pr, left pr, rear pr, right pr. You're never activating a single jack. Pulled into a level site late one night and didn't want to wake the neighbors with the air bag dump, but ran the rears down until they touched to stabilize the back end.

If you find auto-level is not properly leveling, there's a calibration method as well (basically get the coach level using the tool you choose) then push a combination of buttons to "teach" the new "level."


This right on my 2014--just checked it again--four buttons that run the jacks up or down-- each button will always activate two jack at a time.

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They must of messed up on ours, my equalizer system will let me lower or raise one jack at a time just by pushing the little trangle buttons.
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3putt,
My '08 coach was the same as yours. Not sure when it occurred, but they changed the system. My '14 is the same as others have described where one button works a pair of jacks.
It was good to meet you at the rally and to finally be able to put a face with the screen.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:27 PM   #15
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I finally looked at my paperwork. It shows that in or near January 2012 they changed the jacks to operating in pairs instead of individually

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I would guess they changed it to keep people from bending the frame or braking a jack lifting only one jack.


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My 13 390FL lets me do one jack at a time. I recently had to do that when I had a left front tire blow out and the road service guy couldn't get his jack under the coach until I lowered that jack. I also lowered the left rear some in order to minimize twist


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