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Old 08-15-2015, 11:49 PM   #1
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Lippert Level Up question

Day 2 of owning our Cedar Creek 36CKTS and another question.

We're stopped overnight and when I used the Level Up auto leveling the end result is the door side wheels are off the ground about 2 inches, the nose of the rig is slightly low and the door side of the rig is slightly low as well.

When I start the leveling process the jacks are extremely extended because the bed of our truck is high. Once we detached and started the leveling process the front jacks stayed high and went higher when the system finished and said the rig was level.

I've watched several YouTube videos and the rig is much lower once leveled than ours is. I've also read the manual and followed each step to the letter.

What are we not understanding? I really don't like the door side wheels off the ground even though it will be just for one night.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:30 AM   #2
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I need to ask you a few questions.

Is the site level or sloped to one side? if not you may need to put something under the tires; if you do not want them up in the air.

Are you un-hooking from the truck for one night? You do not need to; just lower your front legs to take the weight off and extend the slides.

Are you putting pads/blocks of wood under your stabilizer legs? I use 2- 4X4 cedar post cut to 12 inches long under each front leg (side by side) and the plastic stacking blocks under the rear legs as required. Even on a level concrete pad. I like to keep the extended legs as short as possible less bending moment on the legs. I also have additional wood boards to place under the legs as needed to use as required (2X8X12).
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:41 AM   #3
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worse problem today. Went to rehook the truck.

did right/left buttons as instructed, had truck lined up to hook up. Previous owners told us next step is to raise the rear jacks which we did. Right after we did that we got a error that the Left is 1.8 degree off and the LEFT button is flashing orange and the pump stopped working. We've reset the breaker and pulled the red wire to reset the system. Pump still doesn't work and now we're stuck.

We've called CoachNet and are waiting for them to send out a mobile tech. Owned the rig for two days and so far had two issues that we can't fix. Frustrating because we're not helpless people. We've remodeled 3 houses on our own learning as we go... not a happy camper right now.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:37 PM   #4
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I have a 30" level that looks like a ruler with several level bubbles built in. I leave it my storage front bin next to the LCI control box. After I raise the front legs and pull the pickup away from the trailer, I do a manual front legs retract while watching my level. My goal is to stop with the nose just a little high and just short of level. Then I hit auto level and the magic happens.
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:37 PM   #5
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Thanks Bill for the great leveling idea.

We're back functioning and expect to be headed home tomorrow.

Turned out that there were 3 micro-breakers that we didn't know about that had popped. With help from some fellow Cedar Creekers we found them, reset and magically all was restored.

I'm going to be doing some serious reading on the leveling system. The 3 pieces of paper that were included in the rig didn't cover 1/10th of what we need to know to level the rig safely and well.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:15 PM   #6
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so gladyou got help from other ceder creek campers, I panicked also when my system didnt work, ovecorse it was on a weekend and no tecks were avaiabe on weekends as i told them. Having the wheels off the ground is ok, when you go to hook up and push the right and left buttons it will only come up to unhook height , it wont go down , its a safey feature, i would only use the front jacks for re hook , then go to auto retract for the others, then go around to check they are all up. cheers bill
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:07 PM   #7
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Turned out that there were 3 micro-breakers that we didn't know about that had popped. With help from some fellow Cedar Creekers we found them, reset and magically all was restored......

We just bought a 36CKTS and this is the second thread referencing the micro-breakers, would you tell me where they are located so in case in the future we have a problem.


P.S. Bill thanks for the suggestion of the level just prior to starting.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:17 PM   #8
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After you unhook, make front lower than rear. This way the system will raise coach to the level of the rear and not take tires off the ground. If you start high, the rear goes higher and eventually the tires come off the ground.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:10 AM   #9
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My Lippert tech told me to lower the front jacks as low as possible after you unhook. then press auto Level. You want the coach to be level as low as possible for better stability. You should always avoid having the wheels off the ground. That means your jacks are fully extended and the rv will not be as stable. Carry some kind of pads under your jacks to avoid fully extending. Also avoid very unlevel sites which could cause you jacks to be fully extended to level. The level up system is strong enough to lift all four wheels off the ground, but you will not feel very stable inside and you also might put some side stress on the jacks. Hope this helps.
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We just bought a 36CKTS and this is the second thread referencing the micro-breakers, would you tell me where they are located so in case in the future we have a problem.
From the hydraulic pump follow the thick red cable to the junction mounted on the wall nearby. There are three very small black buttons (micro switches/breakers) that can trip if the power level drops for any reason. You need to press one or all of these in dependent upon what isn't working (slides or level up system)
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