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Old 11-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Auto Leveling Question...

Have Georgetown 328. We're currently parked at a campsite where the front of the rig is a good deal lower than the back. When attempting to auto level the front tires actually come of the ground by a few inches. I'm assuming that's not good?

Will get leveling blocks for the future but for now will the tires off the ground do any damage?
I've lowered them down to the ground but am no longer level. The back is as low as it'll go.

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Old 11-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Careful for your fridge. It needs to be level.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:55 PM   #3
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My front wheels come off the ground at times. The only restriction I know of (in the manual) is to not allow all the wheels to come off the ground. There are many differing opinions on this issue and one just has to think through it and decide for his/her self. I personally have never had an issue with the front wheels coming off the ground (3-4 inches). My coach is still as stable as can be. Will not cause concern for under carriage of coach. I have a 378ts. See example for a 3 week stay.
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #4
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When I use Auto Level, my front tires are always a couple inches off the ground. Perfectly level every time. I don't worry about it.


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Old 11-23-2014, 03:11 PM   #5
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As long as it is the front wheels it probably won't hurt anything. Never let the rear wheels stay up off the ground.

I try to always have all 4 on the ground even if I have to move around on the site a bit or use blocks for support.

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Old 11-23-2014, 03:24 PM   #6
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It happens to all the Georgetown's.
You can read about how to set the panel at zero or level but this is what most of us do is...

Here are a few helpful ideas.

I try to find a perfectly level campsite and use a bubble level to find a good spot. I have 2 small bubble levels next to the control panel and can easily tell how the rig looks right to left as well as front to back.
I even try to even find a high spot in the site that raises the front end up. I can tell by my 2 small bubble levels next to the control panel.

When you are satisfied I turn on the control panel and select manual mode.
I then raise the front until I feel it raise a bit enough to take the stress off the springs. I make sure I don't over raise it by watching the front to back bubble level.
When satisfied I then manually drop the rear stabilizers until I feel them raise a small amount. After this if needed I raise right or left as needed.

When done I check with the large bubble level on the floor in the center of the rig.

I wouldn't worry much about the refrigerator unless you are extremely unlevel.

I'm sure other will mention their way they do it also.

Oh and the levelers are rated at 8,000 lbs each and if you raise the front end an inch or so off the ground I wouldn't be concerned. You also can add a few pieces of wood or leveler plates under the front tires if you are really worried.

Good luck.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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As usual, Iggy sums it up really well. I have seen folks with their front wheels so far off the ground it scares me. But so far never have seen anyone have a problem. Personally, like Iggy I don't use the auto mode and I don't leave my wheels off the ground. I like to carry wood blocking to use on poorly leveled sites. And I don't revisit campgrounds that don't maintain their sites reasonably level. Gravel is cheap and there is little excuse for poorly leveled sites.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:17 AM   #8
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you residential frig wont affect it
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #9
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Clue dog where did you get your awning shade at


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Old 11-26-2014, 07:56 AM   #10
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Clue dog where did you get your awning shade at


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+1, but I think he meant bubbles...I was hoping someone would ask!
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