Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2014, 05:07 PM   #11
Striving for Intermediate
 
cinman2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narboza View Post
That sounds less like a valve leak and more like a jack piston head leak. See this Lippert data sheet about leaks.

Attachment 55135
Thanks for the links. This makes sense to me. Any thoughts about why I can't extend with the drill?
__________________

__________________
The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know
cinman2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 07:34 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 288
Yes. Whether you use the pump motor to turn the pump or a drill, if the fluid is leaking past one of the two jack piston heads, it will not move. If the drill can move the landing gear (with known good jacks) your manual override process is working. You would still have a jack piston internal leak.
__________________

__________________
2014 Blue Ridge 3715BH <- Read the saga
2013 Sierra 3500HD Denali CCLB DRW 4x4 Duramax w/ Reese 20K
Camped: 2016=6, 2015=9, 2014=27

USN Retired (26 years), but not Retired retired
Home Port Orlando
Narboza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
Striving for Intermediate
 
cinman2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 10
Just to finish off this post, the resolution was in the rear leveling sensor. It was dislodged during our fresh water tank incident and the shop did not notice that during the initial repair. Interesting that none of the 3 people that I talked to a Lippert ever mentioned anything about a rear sensor. I did not even realize that it had one until I talked to the shop manager right before we took it in. Anyway, it all works perfectly again! I am still not sure why I was unable to move anything with the drill, but hopefully I won't have to deal with that any time soon. Off to Seaside, OR for the weekend!!
__________________
The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know
cinman2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 10:13 PM   #14
Anacortesians
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Anacortes, WA
Posts: 1,167
I gave up on auto-level the second time I tried it. By the time it finished, we'd have needed crampons and ice picks to reach the bottom step. The front wheels were off the ground, and I don't think I had more than 20% of the parking brake capacity available.

I now level manually every time. I try to get a reasonably level site and will request an alternate if I think the assigned one in too far out of level. My procedure is to lower all of the jacks (which work in pairs), until they just touch. Then, I try to get level with the minimum amount of jack extension. It's worked OK for four seasons.

BTW, when we first got the rig, I bought two stick-on bubble levels. Parked on my driveway, I put an 18" spirit level in the base of the fridge. I carefully levelled the rig until both lateral and longitudinal display on the spirit level was spot on. I then stuck the two bubble levels where I could see them from the driver's seat. One was attached to a sidewall for fore/aft levelling and the other to the bottom edge of the TV cabinet for left/right.

I figured that levelling the fridge was the most critical thing and used its base as my datum.
__________________
Frank and Eileen
No longer RVers or FR owners
F and E Damp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 07:18 AM   #15
Plain Old Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Full Timing in South Louisiana
Posts: 1,938
F and E, that sounds all too familiar. I've just about quit using the auto feature. It all works, but after several uses and having to recalibrate numerous times, I usually do it manually. I too set things up in our shop, and used a combination of several areas of floor, countertops and fridge to establish "level" before sticking the bubbles. We've had HWH, Big Foot and the Lippert systems, and all required recalibration way too much for me. In the end, though they work, I could do it just as fast the old way (boards) and this will probably be the last leveling system we own. Just one more electronic / power feature to break or fail, like our power awning. The more gadgets you have, the more failures you have.
__________________
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 01:03 PM   #16
Striving for Intermediate
 
cinman2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 10
Thanks for the great perspective. We are beginners to RV'ing and during our purchase, I thought the leveling system was interesting but it was not critical to our decision. It makes sense to me that spreading the pressure more evenly between the tires and jacks would be preferable.
__________________
The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know
cinman2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: 152 SCENIC CIRCLE
Posts: 143
6^ point leveling system calabration

Quote:
Originally Posted by cinman2000 View Post
Over the weekend I had to reset my Lippert Hydraulic system which controls the slides and the Automatic Leveling system. Now when I try to use the Auto Leveling feature, the Passenger side Rear jacks don't extend fully to the ground. I can set these manually, but I am worried about a potential system failure and I don't want to get stuck next weekend. I called Lippert today and they recommended that I re-calibrate which I did twice yesterday. I re-calibrated again tonight and got the same result. I will call Lippert again tomorrow.

Anyone else have an experience like this?
How do u calibrate the system?
__________________
Gee Whiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 06:10 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: 152 SCENIC CIRCLE
Posts: 143
how do u calibrate the 6 point level system?
__________________
Gee Whiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gee Whiz View Post
how do u calibrate the 6 point level system?
I could say it is in your system documentation (it is), but the procedure is here. Place the level at your personally critical spot (kitchen counter, stove, etc.) and set that place in the trailer to be level.
__________________

__________________
2014 Blue Ridge 3715BH <- Read the saga
2013 Sierra 3500HD Denali CCLB DRW 4x4 Duramax w/ Reese 20K
Camped: 2016=6, 2015=9, 2014=27

USN Retired (26 years), but not Retired retired
Home Port Orlando
Narboza is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 AM.