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Old 07-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #31
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The reason I bought a Class A was so I could run the air while traveling, pull in, push a button (jacks), push a few more buttons (slides), push a another button (awning) all while being in a nice air conditioned environment. Once my fingers take a good rest, I can then go out and hook up the electric, water and sewer. Sometimes my front tires come off the ground, but never my back. By the way, the Lippert system only allows a certain amount of extension between all the jacks. If you have the front fully extended you can't fully extend the back. Same side to side. Also, if you try to extend the jacks when the RV is too far out of level (not safe) the "Excessive Angle" light will come on and your jacks won't deploy. Keep it easy....push the button.
Not a good idea. You should preferably leave your "nice air conditioned environment" and use pads under the jacks, especially if you're parking on grass or dirt; otherwise, the jacks will just push down into the ground. The pads will also help prevent the jacks from overextending, which I've been told by many people is not a good thing. Some campgrounds even require you to use pads under your jacks to prevent damage to their sites. My jacks work much better when I use the pads, and it's worth a little trip outside (and under) to place the pads.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #32
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Reset the auto level when the coach is as level as you can get it by using 4 ft level on the floor and counters.
At that time position a small bubble level with it centered so you can see it at the drivers seat.

Drive the coach to a site and move it for the best level.
Place boards under wheels as needed to center the bubble.

Auto level the coach.

You will never be disappointed with the coaches level and stability

Placing pads under the jacks is a good idea
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #33
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The easy way to level. Buy an inexpensive pair of bubbles, install them next to your controls and level manually. Perfect results every time with wheels on ground.
I have the Clinomenter HD "bubble level" app on my iPad, and checked it with a 4-ft carpenters level. The iPad was just as accurate (perfect match), but the readout was more precise than the 4-ft level, i.e. to the nearest 0.1 degree.

We usually have to manually level, as the null reset procedure doesn't seem to do the trick, and our system frequently gives a false "excess slope" error, such when trying to level from less than 1 degree fore/aft, and zero degree tilt. We're going to get this looked at when in Elkhart.

BTW, we use boards under the tires for fore/aft and sideways tilt correction, with the same number under the feet as under the adjacent tire(s). That gets us close enough that "auto-level" usually works.

The boards are an extra chore, but we get no weld stress cracks from overextension, and don't lose traction with tires off the ground. Many folks say they can't see anything wrong with having their wheels off the ground, but I'll bet no one does when next to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (more Darwinism).
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #34
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Not a good idea. You should preferably leave your "nice air conditioned environment" and use pads under the jacks, especially if you're parking on grass or dirt; otherwise, the jacks will just push down into the ground. The pads will also help prevent the jacks from overextending, which I've been told by many people is not a good thing. Some campgrounds even require you to use pads under your jacks to prevent damage to their sites. My jacks work much better when I use the pads, and it's worth a little trip outside (and under) to place the pads.
On my 3rd year on a variety of surfaces including grass, asphalt, gravel and concrete. I hear what you are saying, but no problems have been experienced and I'm happy, happy, happy!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #35
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I just dropped my Georgetown 360 off at the dealer for some more warranty work, after our last 6,000 mile "excursion". One of the items I noted was the tendency for the Auto Levelers to raise the front wheels "off the ground", almost every time to level the coach. Most of the time it was not necessary. I would get out and look after the system leveled us. The front wheels are in the air, the rear suspension raised, but rear wheels still on the ground. I would go back in, lower the front tires so they touched terra firma, then lower the rear and the coach was still level. (Used a level on the kitchen floor to make sure). My question to him... WHY the height? We'll see what they come up with.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:42 PM   #36
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Good Luck with your dealer. When I took mine back with a list just weeks after I got it mine was doing the something. They told me it was not a warranty item. When I expressed surprise he said ok we'll do it. Later after having the batteries disconnected it was off again. By this time I had discovered the reset on the lippert Web site and now it's fine.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #37
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Thanks for the hint on the Lippert website, I'll try there too!
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #38
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System just needs to be zeroed out, after that should be good to go.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #39
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Here is the way to zero the panel
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #40
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I just purchased a used 2004 Georgetown SE with these levelers and the front right does not extend. Any thoughts on what to look for.
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