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Old 11-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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Where are the two test buttons on the two latch fuses for the leveler system located? Something to know in case I ever have the same problem. Thanks.
I'm unable to take a picture of it, but they are above the coach's batteries which is the compartment just behind the front passenger wheel. It's the two fuses/boxes that have a small red button each. If you press the button, you will see the latch pop out of the left side of them. To reset, you just push the latch back in. It would have been nice for the leveler system to have an internal battery or capacitor that will store the setting. If you replace the batteries or for some reason loose power, you will have to reset the leveler system and calibrate it.

To reset, you just hold all four buttons simultaneously (front/back/left/side). To calibrate it, you have to manually level the coach and then tell the leveler system that it is leveled by turning the panel off, then on, pressing the front button 5 times followed by the rear button five times, then the retract button 3 times and you are set.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #12
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Look under the steps next to the electric control center box on the 378 model. I don't know what model you have they may be in a different place but in any case they will be very close to the Battery Control Center. They are little black rounded rectangles with a red center button on mine.
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We just returned from Florida, probably drove in some of the same winds you did. Definitely makes for a more "interesting" driving experience. We did the Cheap Handling Fix before this trip, moving the sway bar linkage to the other holes - Was it better? maybe. If so, not dramatically. Certainly wasn't worse. I have to remind myself that on the 351, you're looking at a relative short wheelbase to overall coach length ratio, which magnifies any sway or tail-wagging sensations. Still, I'm happy with the way the coach handles, all things considered.

We've discovered too that it's necessary to have the coach running to engage or disengage the levelers.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #14
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We left Saturday morning and it was 24 degrees outside. I turned the engine on to warm it up so we could use the heater.
A sidenote about this coach on cold weather - I insulated the water connection / outside shower bay w/ 1/2" foam, since the water filter and outside shower seems to be the most vulnerable for very cold weather. Last night it was 28 degrees here, but it stayed mid 30's with just the little 12v light on in the bay. Tonight it's down near 20, and I have a trouble light laying in the bay w/ a 60 watt bulb, and it's staying mid 40's inside the bay. That should be more than adequate.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:32 AM   #15
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Thank you alparmmer and intercept for the details about the leveler test buttons.

Regarding the freezing weather and water pipes issue, I have also used a 60 watt light bulb in the compartment with the outside shower and water filter, as well as the one with the water pump. Make sure that nothing flammable is near the light bulb. Inexpensive clip-on lamp fixtures are available at Home Depot for about $6 each that work well to keep things warm. It's just like the old Kenner Easy Bake Oven...
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #16
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Good info on the leveler reset buttons. Regarding the trouble light in the utility bay be careful of the metal bulb cover. It can become very hot and melt plastic in the bay. Learned this some years back when I took my car in for warranty service and there was a round burn mark in the carpet. Dealer argued with me that it was their fault till I figured out what caused the burn,the mechanic laying down the hot trouble light on the floor.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #17
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We just returned from Florida, probably drove in some of the same winds you did. Definitely makes for a more "interesting" driving experience. We did the Cheap Handling Fix before this trip, moving the sway bar linkage to the other holes - Was it better? maybe. If so, not dramatically. Certainly wasn't worse. I have to remind myself that on the 351, you're looking at a relative short wheelbase to overall coach length ratio, which magnifies any sway or tail-wagging sensations. Still, I'm happy with the way the coach handles, all things considered.

We've discovered too that it's necessary to have the coach running to engage or disengage the levelers.
Like you said, all things considered, it still handles pretty good. After all, we are driving a huge sail. My truck does the same thing. The difference is that we don't have a lot of room left over with a MH before we are outside our lane.

I have the same feeling with the CHF. I only drove it from the dealer to our campsite and from the campsite to our home without it. I did notice that the rear end doesn't move around as much as it used to, but that's due to the tiger track mod in the rear. I'm considering moving the sway bar links back to their original outer position to see if it feels different on our way back to OH. If I notice a difference I could pull over a rest stop and move them back.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:25 AM   #18
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A sidenote about this coach on cold weather - I insulated the water connection / outside shower bay w/ 1/2" foam, since the water filter and outside shower seems to be the most vulnerable for very cold weather. Last night it was 28 degrees here, but it stayed mid 30's with just the little 12v light on in the bay. Tonight it's down near 20, and I have a trouble light laying in the bay w/ a 60 watt bulb, and it's staying mid 40's inside the bay. That should be more than adequate.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #19
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Thank you alparmmer and intercept for the details about the leveler test buttons.

Regarding the freezing weather and water pipes issue, I have also used a 60 watt light bulb in the compartment with the outside shower and water filter, as well as the one with the water pump. Make sure that nothing flammable is near the light bulb. Inexpensive clip-on lamp fixtures are available at Home Depot for about $6 each that work well to keep things warm. It's just like the old Kenner Easy Bake Oven...
IIRC there is a heater duct in the water tank/water pump compartment. You'd have to run the heater though.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:35 AM   #20
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We have a 2009 350 first mod was the rear track bar from Henderson worked good. The next mod was the chf the handling greatly improved. The 5 star tune is by far the best mod the increase in horsepower and torque, and best of all the correction of the shift points. We recently did a 2600 mile trip to florida and never tached over 3000 rpm's and because of that had a slight increase in fuel mileage.
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