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Old 06-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #51
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Still learning here, finally got out this week. Did the zero thing in the shop, started to set up and there went the right side tires up up and away. Called lippert got instructions but rear is not level without tires off the ground. My question is does anyone still drive up on blocks with tires with this system or is that bad. Need advice
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:06 AM   #52
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Blocks are fine. The system only wants to make the coach level and doesn't care about blocks under tires or landing gear. In fact that will help its efforts. The instructions indicate that.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:57 AM   #53
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Wish I had that problem, I called lippard to see what the cost would be to install that system while i'm in Goshen. They said they could install it in one day on mine but the cost was a whopping $4000.00, I said no thanks. Give them a call if you have a problem great people to deal with.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #54
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Just a FYI.The 2014 260RLD we bought is doing fine so far with the leveling. First time I dropped it off in the yard, I did the auto-level and it did it's thing except I didn't get the "success"! at the end, just "check Stabilizers". Turns out I had one pin in the driver side front stabilizer that wasn't all the way through. I compared it to the other ones. It was all the way through but needed just a little more. Hooked up the truck again to get the weight off the camper to adjust it, unhooked and got the SUCCESS after doing auto-level. I was impressed that the little computer knew a pin wasn't seated completely. Man, that could have been a nightmare if that pin let go.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:22 AM   #55
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Just a FYI.The 2014 260RLD we bought is doing fine so far with the leveling. First time I dropped it off in the yard, I did the auto-level and it did it's thing except I didn't get the "success"! at the end, just "check Stabilizers". Turns out I had one pin in the driver side front stabilizer that wasn't all the way through. I compared it to the other ones. It was all the way through but needed just a little more. Hooked up the truck again to get the weight off the camper to adjust it, unhooked and got the SUCCESS after doing auto-level. I was impressed that the little computer knew a pin wasn't seated completely. Man, that could have been a nightmare if that pin let go.
I don't think it had anything to do with the pin.....mine has done that and I just hit auto again, tweeks it then "success". These systems have some bugs but overall works pretty well.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #56
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You're probably right. After I hooked it up to the truck, I used a couple wood blocks for under the rear stabilizers cause the ground was pretty soft. Maybe that had something to do with it. Live and learn. As long as they do what they're supposed to do, I'm happy......so far.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:17 PM   #57
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Wish I had that problem, I called lippard to see what the cost would be to install that system while i'm in Goshen. They said they could install it in one day on mine but the cost was a whopping $4000.00, I said no thanks. Give them a call if you have a problem great people to deal with.
Thats actually a competitve price. I got estimates on a class C for years and didn't do it. Now wished I had.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:02 AM   #58
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Still learning here, finally got out this week. Did the zero thing in the shop, started to set up and there went the right side tires up up and away. Called lippert got instructions but rear is not level without tires off the ground. My question is does anyone still drive up on blocks with tires with this system or is that bad. Need advice
Our 2013 295 RST has been out twice now and both times lifted tire off the ground. When we got back to town yesterday and finished at the dump station, we unhooked at an empty parking lot and did a zero set. Got home and did the auto level, everything went smooth with tires still on the ground and level.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #59
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Still learning here, finally got out this week. Did the zero thing in the shop, started to set up and there went the right side tires up up and away. Called lippert got instructions but rear is not level without tires off the ground. My question is does anyone still drive up on blocks with tires with this system or is that bad. Need advice
I too had the "wheels off the ground" problem. With the help of RVguy (thanks), I spoke with a very helpful tech from Prime Time. He advised that you ABSOLUTELY should get the unit as level as you possibly can PRIOR TO pushing the auto-level button (i.e. blocks, boards, etc.). He said the more level you can get the trailer on the pad, the better the auto-level system will perform. Makes sense if you think about it. I now carry a couple five foot 2x8's with us just in case our site is sloped.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #60
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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
Just so I understand, so when you let out your front jacks 10-12 holes (trailer still hooked to truck), the jack feet are still off the ground until they electronically extend (via "drop front jacks" option) to lift the front of the trailer??? And secondly, once the trailer is completely unhooked and the auto-level sequence is started, do the front jacks then retract and bring the front of the trailer down??? Just looking for more tricks of the trade.
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