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Old 05-31-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Self levelers.

Can you re level with the jacks down? I seem to have some creep when sitting for a week or so and I get some bounce. I guess I could try but don't want to mess up the slides.
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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Thats odd - I thought Berkies had auto levelers that actually slightly lifted the wheels off the ground
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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Bob they do have self levelers but are not designed to lift the wheels off the ground. What is happening to mine is one or to seem two leak down and allow the coach to rock and move after a day or two. Not always but that's why I wondered is I can re auto level with the slides out.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:04 PM   #4
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Bob they do have self levelers but are not designed to lift the wheels off the ground. What is happening to mine is one or to seem two leak down and allow the coach to rock and move after a day or two. Not always but that's why I wondered is I can re auto level with the slides out.
Mine does the same thing...... I always re-level with the slides out. Sometimes mine will drift down in just a few hours.

I'm not happy that the levelers do this; getting it working correctly is high on my list of things to fix on my Berk. I've heard that air in the system can cause this, and I definitely KNOW I have some air.

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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Thanks Bill I thought I could but that's a lot of weight hanging out there and didn't want to mess anything up. Going to Elkhart next week and hope to get some answers on the leak down.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:36 PM   #6
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More than likely you have a leaking cylinder piston seal or system valve.
Lippert systems amongst the few positives return oil on retract stokes to the open tank where air is liberated. Check around for viscosity improvers help slow the leak.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #7
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I think most of us with the Lippert system have the same issue. The problem is it only happens every third or forth time.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:39 PM   #8
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Our stays pretty level even for weeks at a time, just some times using auto level not always as level as we want, then just a tap to adjust. Then again DW pretty darn good a picking out level spots for us to park
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Sounds like you guys need to put in a repair ticket and go to Goshen!!
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Yessir I've been the proud owner of Lippert jacks/slides for 4 years now. Not always good!
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