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Old 09-14-2014, 05:33 PM   #31
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One thing I did not mention. Male sure your unit has been programmed with a good leveling starting point

If the auto leveler never once worked I would level it up manually and reset the zero point.

I forget the exact details but you have to hit a button five times. It is in the manual between that and not starting with the pads fully deployed it should work fine


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Old 09-14-2014, 06:32 PM   #32
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One thing I did not mention. Male sure your unit has been programmed with a good leveling starting point

If the auto leveler never once worked I would level it up manually and reset the zero point.

I forget the exact details but you have to hit a button five times. It is in the manual between that and not starting with the pads fully deployed it should work fine


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After your unit is level and acceptable to you, to reset level. You shut the unit off and press the top button 10x's and then the bottom button 10x's. then turn it back on. Atleast that is what my directions say but mine is hydraulic w/rams but the same board.
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That sounds right to me


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Old 09-14-2014, 08:25 PM   #34
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I won't buy another trailer without it! I love the ability to tweek it to control the location of a/c drain water!

We agree! Won't buy another 5th wheel without it!! By far our favorite option on the crusader! You don't realize how wonderful it is until you have it!
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:43 AM   #35
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Do you know what happen yet? They told me that they changed the boards, I don't know if they just added an update or what they didn't say and never asked, but he said you got the new board (Controller). Did yours come with a by-pass switch to just let both rams come down in the front landing gear? It replaced my electrical landing gear rocker switch? If I use that it brings down both front legs together, not 1 at a time like the control board will.
Spoke with the shop yesterday, somehow the LR jack motor has water in it?? Service adviser's words were "The motor had water in it so the tech got it working and is going to recalibrate" I told the adviser that doesn't really sound like a fix, why is there water in there? So they are trying to get a new motor from Lippert.
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I am at a crossroads bc I found a good condition 2012 Crusader 290 without the auto level, or do I go for new and spend another 10K just to get it plus have the option of being the only one to own the new 290???


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I am at a crossroads bc I found a good condition 2012 Crusader 290 without the auto level, or do I go for new and spend another 10K just to get it plus have the option of being the only one to own the new 290???


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If it is the electric system you are talking about 3200 with the auto level board, with out that function you are talking 2200.00 without the board. If you bought the 2012 it would cost that much more to add if you wanted it. If you go to the hydraulic system, it will cost you about 5000.00 installed with auto level, that's the only way it will come. You need to look up on google what is called Ground Control 3 or the level up hydraulic system, they are 2 different units all together. Subtract that off the new which either it will come with I don't know which. The rest of the 10,000 would be going for a 2015 unit compared to a 2012 unit. The hyd. system is 10x's faster and each leg will support 7000 lbs. If I understood you correctly. Good luck on your choice.
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Spoke with the shop yesterday, somehow the LR jack motor has water in it?? Service adviser's words were "The motor had water in it so the tech got it working and is going to recalibrate" I told the adviser that doesn't really sound like a fix, why is there water in there? So they are trying to get a new motor from Lippert.
My question is how could water get into it? Don't sound right to me. If it's under warranty, you want a new motor......
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My question is how could water get into it? Don't sound right to me. If it's under warranty, you want a new motor......
Exactly, I am guessing it wasn't sealed good? The adviser called back needing some info and said Lippert made the comment that I must have driven in high water. Come on now, that would have to have been water at least 2' high, and why wasn't it in the right side motor....stay tuned
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So...

I went to an RV show this weekend to 'help' my brother shop for a new bunkhouse 5er, and saw the Ground Control leveling system control board mounted differently than it was in my Crusader. I had already moved it (earlier post), but was not sold on the new location being on the curb side, and liked the idea of having it on the back of a storage door similar to what I saw at the show.

I decided to move it inside the left side propane storage compartment, on the back of the door. This may not be totally correct given the propane and electrical in the same area, but there are other electrical components in the same area (lights, and landing gear motor (!) very close). The control board is all semiconductors with no switching gear that would arc, plus the door will be open while in use anyway, so I thought this would not be an issue.
I made a splash proof box out of some scrap stuff I had laying around, painted it black and mounted it to the door with double faced tape. It easily clears the tank when closed and is now very easy to access and see.
I was fortunate to be able to move the instruction sticker to the door as well.

One of my favorite mods so far.


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