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Old 03-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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6 point level up system

Hi, for those who have the system , do you still level side to side with boards if necessary , and do you still mount levels on the 5th wheel to see if you are indeed level , just to double check. or do you just trust the level up system to do it's thing.
I don't think that i'm that trusting yet. with a new to me technology.

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Hi, for those who have the system , do you still level side to side with boards if necessary , and do you still mount levels on the 5th wheel to see if you are indeed level , just to double check. or do you just trust the level up system to do it's thing.
I don't think that i'm that trusting yet. with a new to me technology.

Rich
Hello rich. I love my level up system, I have had mine for 5 months now. No I do not level using boards, there is no need for them, my system has raised the wheels off the ground to acheive level. I havent yet attached levels but I do plan to. I have used a hand a level a few times and it was good. Now I dont check anymore even now on the trip I am on.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:54 AM   #3
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Hi!

No need to do side to side levelling as the system takes care of that. And yes like Rich said it does get the wheels off the ground to get the unit levelled.

Once I had to put boards down on the low side as the site was way out of level (to like advertised). The level up system goes full extension and if it beyond full extension then just retracts. If I think that there is going to be an issue I walk around after I start self levelling and watch the levellers coming down. It will be clear what you have to do.

The unit has manual side to side and front to back and I have played with it but never used the feature to level the trailer.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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I only put boards under the pads of the jacks so they have something solid to sit on. Love the system, i have used it a couple of times to change tires also, even tho it says not to do that in the manual. I dont know why it would say that as it lifts the trailer off the ground when leveling. I made some boards with plywood, glued 3 boards together, routed out part of the middle before gluing and attached rope inside the routed area and stapled it in, then glued them all together and painted them. works great.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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We have a 2013 Cedar Creek 36CKTS with the 6 point level system. We have not had to use boards under the wheels with this leveling system. As has been mentioned, we have had to put boards (12"X12"X2" pressure treated boards) under the leveling pads. The RV currently is parked at our house and the low side wheels are off the ground. It has been that way all winter with no problems.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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New technology to us also... I do trust it but if the site is too far off level I would probably still bring it up close to level before disconnecting and leveling.
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Thanks all for the reply's, we bring home the new 5th wheel 3/22 this month.and just wanted to get a idea.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:13 PM   #8
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The only thing to add is the farther the legs are extended the more movement you get in the rig, For the first time I had to get some concrete blocks for the front legs, with out the blocks I could push the trailer and get it to sway side to side, they were almost fully extended. With our rig being close to 40' a little slope adds up over the whole rig quickly.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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Well our 38FL is now in the service garage - due to my foot fracture the DW had to learn how to drive the beast - She has only ever backed/jockeyed around the site - never out on the road... She drove like a pro - not worried or nervous...

Lippert is planning on just replacing the hole front landing gear and will rebuild back at the factory to see why it is leaking.
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Lippert is planning on just replacing the hole front landing gear and will rebuild back at the factory to see why it is leaking.
What's the problem you had?
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