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Old 05-24-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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LCI Leveling Jack & Slide Operation Question

Hey Gang,

I need clarification on the proper operation of our LCI Leveling Jacks & Slide Operation on our 2014 Georgetown 328tsf. We bought her as a leftover this past August.

I believe when operating the the Jacks the Coach has to be running with the Park Break engaged. I believe this is for both setting up and retracting. Am I correct?

We have a great dealer, but I need clarification on putting the slides out. In the past I would always make sure the Coach was level, shut the engine off and plug into Shore Power. Then and only then I would put the slides out.

I'm being told to put the Slides out first prior to leveling -- Is this the correct way or does it really matter. I always worry that if the Coach is not level or on an angle the slide could bind.

If anyone can give us clarification on proper operation of both the Leveling Jacks and Slides I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks everyone..
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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You are doing the correct procedure. Set up = level first. Take down = slides first.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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You are doing the correct procedure. Set up = level first. Take down = slides first.
I thought so. It just didn't make any sense to me to put the slides out prior to leveling! Sounds like a recipe for disaster.. Thanks for you feedback..
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Forgot to say that, yes, per the LCI manual, the engine needs to be running anytime you want to extend or retract the levelers. Yes, the parking brake needs to be engaged also (levelers will not operate without brake engaged). If you have levelers extended and release the parking brake prior to bringing the levelers up they will automatically retract (all 4 at once). This is a system safety enhancement. I only mention this because it sounded as though you do not have the LCI operators manual. Oh yeah, slides will not operate with ignition on but engine can be started and the levelers will operate no matter the slides position.
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Slides will not operate with the vehicle engine running. Leveling will not operate unless the engine is running. My set up is slides last out, first in. Sure helps to not hit your head doing the elect, water, and sewer connections with the drivers side slides not out.
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Just one more thing on the levelers. Sometimes they go into tilt and don't extend or retract. There is a flip switch breaker in the battery compartment that you flip up to restore operation.
Looks something like this and you just flip the red flag back up to reset.
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Forgot to say that, yes, per the LCI manual, the engine needs to be running anytime you want to extend or retract the levelers. Yes, the parking brake needs to be engaged also (levelers will not operate without brake engaged). If you have levelers extended and release the parking brake prior to bringing the levelers up they will automatically retract (all 4 at once). This is a system safety enhancement. I only mention this because it sounded as though you do not have the LCI operators manual. Oh yeah, slides will not operate with ignition on but engine can be started and the levelers will operate no matter the slides position.

Excellent. That's what I thought. Thanks so much.


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Just one more thing on the levelers. Sometimes they go into tilt and don't extend or retract. There is a flip switch breaker in the battery compartment that you flip up to restore operation.
Looks something like this and you just flip the red flag back up to reset.

We only had our Coach out twice last year since we bought her in August. Our trial run that's exactly what happened. Jacks over extended and the "Flag Circuit Breaker" tripped. Called our dealer & they told us where it was. We did panic for a bit but it worked out.

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