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Old 03-30-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Leveling the unit

We realized - many thanks to MY - our rigs' leveling system hadn't been calibrated. I couldn't figure why my tanks never showed EMPTY. Always 1/3 after draining them. Our tanks were ready to be drained anyhow. We calibrated the system, after draining the tanks. They're EMPTY now!

I would suggest retracting the slides first.
Here's the instructions, straight from the manual:
1. Turn ON/OFF button OFF
2. Push FRONT 10 times (some may require 11 times)
3. Push REAR, same as step 2
4. Control will flash & beep. LCD says ZERO POINT CALIBRATE
5. To memorize this level condition, press ENTER
6. LCD says ZERO POINT SUCCESSFULLY SET
7. The control will then turn off
8. Turn ON/OFF ON to commence operation.

Our fridge door stays wherever we put it!
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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We realized - many thanks to MY - our rigs' leveling system hadn't been calibrated. I couldn't figure why my tanks never showed EMPTY. Always 1/3 after draining them. Our tanks were ready to be drained anyhow. We calibrated the system, after draining the tanks. They're EMPTY now!...Our fridge door stays wherever we put it!
Isn't it amazing what you can learn from reading the instructions?
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Had to do the same to ours. Strange that neither the factory nor the dealer know how to use a carpenter's level. The whole process takes just a couple of minutes.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll have to try that, my tanks don't seem to empty out.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #5
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Isn't it amazing what you can learn from reading the instructions?
Neal, it had nothing to do with reading instructions! The problem was the calibration was off.
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Neal, it had nothing to do with reading instructions! The problem was the calibration was off.
So you had the 5er for a year and never knew how to calibrate the leveling system and you learned how to do it without reading the instructions? My hats off to you.
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We've recalibrated ours 2-3 times I think. It gets off every now and then which isn't a big deal since you can manually adjust it after it "thinks" it's level. We do use it to assist in dumping tanks sometimes. Lean it over a little to the port side, and they will empty great. We added levels to the front / side near the controls and leveled it in the shop when we got it home, using a 4' level and a good average of floors, countertops and anything else in the camper. Now it's easy to tell when it gets off a little.
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I had to call Lippert to find out how to calibrate mine
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I took the time to watch the service video on the Lippert web site.
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Has anyone had to manually adjust one front landing jack? My roadside is 2 inches lower than my curbside, front only, so I cannot do it manually electronically.
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