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Old 01-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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I have owned my 2011 378 TS for over a year and next week will be the first time we make an overnight trip. I cannot find anything that tells me when to extend the levelers. Do I do it with the sides in or out? The place we are staying near Orlando has concrete pads.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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I have owned my 2011 378 TS for over a year and next week will be the first time we make an overnight trip. I cannot find anything that tells me when to extend the levelers. Do I do it with the sides in or out? The place we are staying near Orlando has concrete pads.
Hi and welcome.

When you are in your campsite with your engine off and the parking brake set you. DO NOT put the slides out yet!
Some MH you must have your engine running while doing this.

Turn it ON from the panel.
You can then select automatic levelling and just sit back and let it do its stuff until the green light is solid green in the center of the control panel.
Usually the LCI logo.

If you want to level it yourself you need a bubble level on the kitchen floor.
Turn systen on and hit the manual button.
Then raise the front by selecting the top arrow which controls the 2 front levellers.

Then select the rear 2 levellers which is the bottom arrow.


If you need to level side to side you use the right and left arrows as needed.

After you are level then you put out the slides.


OK . Now ready to leave you put in your slides first then you raise the levellers.

Don't you have the manual book? If not let me know and I can add it here.

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Thanks Iggy. Your answer was a lot clearer than the manual.
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I would leave the engine on since the levellers take lots of amps. In reference to the slides, just thinking about pushing all the weight up hill or even worse down hill. So you want to be level before your stretch out the "wings".

I've had the Lippert motor go out when the slides were out. While it doesn't happen often, it does happen. If you have a spot where you store your rig, practice there before you go out of town. Catch problems at home where you have some alternatives. Out of town it will be way more expensive. There is a way to retract your slides and levellers manually using just a drill and the right bit to spin the motor. My guess is that it would take hours. So there is some recourse and a way to limp home.

Knowing your rig well, reading the archives of this site will save you from lots of mistakes. I think back to our first trip in our rig and wonder how we made it. Scares me to this day. The wife just laughs and shakes her head. Of course she does that about lots of my antics. Have fun. Be safe.
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