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Old 06-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #41
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Hmmm - pump? Do you have a Crusader? I'm confused.

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No, not a Crusader. But this isn't about the LCI hydraulic leveling system? I had been told it was.

I have a 2011 Coachmen Encounter with the LCI system.

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Old 06-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #42
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Well we just pulled the 325RES home yesterday and backed it into the barn and started to set everything up. I thought the levelong sytem worked but today I noticed it looked as though the right side was lower than the left. Still reading everything but can you extend the right side by itself to level rig. I put a level on it and it is full bubble off. Thanks
yes you can, use the left or right buttons
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #43
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i did get it level, then shut it off. I hope I did it right. If not i guess I'll start over. Thanks for all the help. Sent RV guy a PM too.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #44
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No, not a Crusader. But this isn't about the LCI hydraulic leveling system? I had been told it was.

I have a 2011 Coachmen Encounter with the LCI system.

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Roll,

Try the IRv2 forum, sister to this one. Go to the Monaco section search for hydraulic pump thread you'll find a step by step process to repair the pump. Let leak it will cook the motor!
Very eazy fix.......
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #45
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We just picked up our new 290RLT TE a few weeks ago. We have been putting it through the tests and so far we love it!

My main question so far is with the electronic auto leveling system. Stability overall has been a question mark for me even with a king pin stabilizer.

First of all, I read on another post that the landing gear are designed to have a slight outward pitch for increased stability. All four of my landing gear appear to have a very slight inward pitch. Is there a chance that my gear where installed on the wrong sides and if so, is there a way for me to check/verify if this is the case?

Second. When following the "Auto Level" procedure on two occasions, the procedure completed successfully but it raised all four wheels completely off the ground. At first I was not sure if this was normal but I read in the manual that the wheels should not be off the ground. I put blocks under the wheels and manually lowered the rear then front until the wheels where on the ground and the front to back was level. Just not sure why the "Auto Level" would complete in a condition the manual says is unsafe.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
We have had the same problem but have solved it as follows:

When I take the Crusader off of the truck the nose is in the up position. Thus if we let the front jacks down by pulling the pin they drop over 15-16 holes. When this happens the front jacks become static at a level that is too high for the back jacks to level with without pulling the tires off the ground.

Now when we take the trailer off the truck we let out 10-12 holes in the front jacks. Then use the drop front jacks option to allow the electronic part of the jack to run down far enough that it can level the unit without lifting the wheels off the ground.

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #46
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We have had the same problem but have solved it as follows:

When I take the Crusader off of the truck the nose is in the up position. Thus if we let the front jacks down by pulling the pin they drop over 15-16 holes. When this happens the front jacks become static at a level that is too high for the back jacks to level with without pulling the tires off the ground.

Now when we take the trailer off the truck we let out 10-12 holes in the front jacks. Then use the drop front jacks option to allow the electronic part of the jack to run down far enough that it can level the unit without lifting the wheels off the ground.

Hope this helps
Great suggestion. This way the jacks are more stable too.
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We use the same approach. Drop the front 9 holes, drop the back 3-5 holes. However I don't go straight to the ground, I use 4x4 wood blocks to rest the legs on.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #48
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We use the same approach. Drop the front 9 holes, drop the back 3-5 holes. However I don't go straight to the ground, I use 4x4 wood blocks to rest the legs on.
If you use blocks for the legs, won't that confuse the leveling system unless the tires are on the same height blocks?
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #49
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If you use blocks for the legs, won't that confuse the leveling system unless the tires are on the same height blocks?
all it wants to do is level...doesn't care what height
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #50
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If you use blocks for the legs, won't that confuse the leveling system unless the tires are on the same height blocks?
No works fine as described.
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