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Old 07-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #11
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If you put the slides out before you hook up, I'll guarantee you'll bang your head on one. The corners are particularly unpleasant.

Our procedure (02 GT 325) is to level on the jacks, then hook up power, water (and sewer if we have a hook up). then we put the slides out. If the level were to change (it hasn't in three seasons), I'd tweak the levelling jack settings.

The first season, we'd put the slide out first, but after an inordinate number of minor head injuries, I changed to the above procedure. When we're "de-camping" the slides go in before I start unhooking the services.
X2, and for the same reasons!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:14 PM   #12
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Yep,
1. electric
2. water
3. sewer
4. level
5. slides out

Then just the reverse when breaking camp.

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Old 07-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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LOL...I've come close to doing that myself but with me it's the dining room or living room cause I'm always tinkering with something and therefore looking for tools and stuff in the compartments...

Iggy, I'm going to look but I don't think I have that unit, did you order it extra with your RV?

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Old 07-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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LOL...I've come close to doing that myself but with me it's the dining room or living room cause I'm always tinkering with something and therefore looking for tools and stuff in the compartments...

Iggy, I'm going to look but I don't think I have that unit, did you order it extra with your RV?

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I have the Georgetown XL which has a few more bells and whistles.
This charges the batteries and actually when plugged in for awhile it will load up the batteries down a few volts then high charge. The label calles it decalification of the plates which I think makes the batteries last longer.
Maybe someone else who may know more but it works so far for me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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I may be wrong here but I believe that with the engine running, which is part of the procedure for the levellers deployment, the coach batteries may not even have to be connected. I'm thinking the reason for engine running is so the alternator can supply, or at least supplement the required power for the levellers. I pull into spot and level unit and then shut down, make all external hookups, including shore power and then deploy slides. Don't think connecting to shore power before levelling gains anything. Oh well..
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I level on battery power without running the engine, which is necessary, because there's an automatic "emergency retract all jacks" when the ignition is switched on.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #17
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I level on battery power without running the engine, which is necessary, because there's an automatic "emergency retract all jacks" when the ignition is switched on.
That is on your 2002 model.
We are talking more recent models
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:26 AM   #18
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I have the unit that Iggy is talking about to charge my batteries. But I have one question...So when we are back at home you suggest to keep GT pluged in to the house power and batteries s/b OK?.

Also what is the water level for the batts, I just checked them and they're about an 1in below the top...is there a measure mark on the them?

I guess that was 2 questions.....and yes we also call our MH, GT for shorts....
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #19
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1. Find exactly where I want the rig parked.
2. Set parking brake, leave motor running.
3. Level, using manual, check with level in kitchen counter and bath door swing.
Shut down engine.
4. Hook up electric, water, sewer.
5. Remove what ever we need from basement storage compartments, before
opening slides to prevent head bumps.
6. And lastly...open slides.
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1. Find exactly where I want the rig parked.
2. Set parking brake, leave motor running.
3. Level, using manual, check with level in kitchen counter and bath door swing.
Shut down engine.
4. Hook up electric, water, sewer.
5. Remove what ever we need from basement storage compartments, before
opening slides to prevent head bumps.
6. And lastly...open slides.

Agreed..exactly how we do it but I use the automatic mode on the leveler
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