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Old 01-24-2016, 03:28 PM   #31
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We have a 2013 Sunseeker and I drove to Bigfoot to get the fully auto system installed aftermarket. If I had it to do over, I'd probably opt for the manual system. Here's why... I recalibrate for true level at least once a season. But it's not perfect (I am, admittedly, a bit of a perfectionist). It is always off a little. If I'm staying in a place for longer than a night, I usually level manually. I have a bubble level. But I base level on the bathroom door (if it stays open in its own in the middle of the swing). Now on an overnight stop or if it's raining, auto level is just fine. The other advantage for manual is it seems that the jacks extend too far at times on auto and you can control that more on manual. Just my two cents.


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Old 01-25-2016, 09:01 AM   #32
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We knew we were making the change to a different set up, we didn't know it wasn't going to be a full auto-leveling system and didn't find out until after the fact. It didn't have to do with people not paying attention on the line or in QC.
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:44 AM   #33
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We have a 2013 Sunseeker and I drove to Bigfoot to get the fully auto system installed aftermarket. If I had it to do over, I'd probably opt for the manual system. Here's why... I recalibrate for true level at least once a season. But it's not perfect (I am, admittedly, a bit of a perfectionist). It is always off a little. If I'm staying in a place for longer than a night, I usually level manually. I have a bubble level. But I base level on the bathroom door (if it stays open in its own in the middle of the swing). Now on an overnight stop or if it's raining, auto level is just fine. The other advantage for manual is it seems that the jacks extend too far at times on auto and you can control that more on manual. Just my two cents.


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The automatic has manual mode too, right? You have to press two at a time to retract?
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:36 PM   #34
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There is a manual option on there as well.
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The automatic has manual mode too, right? You have to press two at a time to retract?

As Joshua said, auto has a manual option. You press two at a time when leveling (the fronts, backs, lefts, or rights). You just press retract to come down (all four retract at the same time).


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Old 01-30-2016, 11:29 AM   #36
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Auto leveling but usually have to use manual after the self leveling has stopped to get the front end high enough to be level

Have you ever programmed your system? I found the steps to zero it out and reprogram for level but haven't tried it yet. Mine still needs a nudge to get the front up to level. Hoping the programming of the unit will fix this.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:07 PM   #37
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My Platinum levels side to side.

I have always used my Platinum levelers by manually lowering each foot to the ground and then slowly leveling each corner as told by tech at BigFoot. Yesterday, I thought I would try the semi auto method by hitting POWER then START. But first I checked the level and it was lower on the front and drivers side. I started leveling and the feet all dropped, the front wheels came off the ground a little while the rears raised slightly but were still on the ground.
I checked the level and to my surprise, the front to rear was way off and low on the front. The side to side was now level. Perhaps, this prevents twisting of the frame.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:20 AM   #38
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As it turns out, our 3171 also did not come with the fully automatic leveling system. Camping World says FR is the worst manufacturer for sending out parts and it will take four weeks to get whatever they need for the retrofit. If we hadn't seen this thread, we wouldn't have known about the jack issue. (This is our first RV.) I don't think FR is doing anything to notify customers as they never contacted us about it. Thanks to the folks here for alerting us to the issue. At least FR is going to pay to fix it -- now that we have brought it to their attention.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:50 AM   #39
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When a dealer says that it turns out they haven't even placed an order for them. If it is a small item they will wait for a bulk order so they can mix it in to the shipping cost.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:37 AM   #40
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My dealer said for me to contact FR direct and ask about getting the upgrade to full auto. I sent an email on Monday, so far no reply. Have my Forester 5 months now. Hope it's not too late.
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