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Old 10-01-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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Just back from first trip about 1200 mi. 5 nights some with hook ups some without.

Now for the??
#1 When leveling?? Tou back in to site. You get one yellow light curbside on the HWH So you put down curbside Jacks. Then you put dowm Pass side Jacks all is good.
Next night you back in with the front yellow So you put down front Jack
OK now do you go to the rear or to the side???
to extend other Jacks.

Next night you drive in and have a yellow light front and curb side SO you put down the curb side first Then do you put down the front So now you have 3 Jacks down or do you put down the Drivers side to stabilize and then the front??

Or The Curb side, then the front ,then the driver??

Or the curb side, then the front, then the rear???

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Just back from first trip about 1200 mi. 5 nights some with hook ups some without.

Now for the??
#1 When leveling?? Tou back in to site. You get one yellow light curbside on the HWH So you put down curbside Jacks. Then you put dowm Pass side Jacks all is good.
Next night you back in with the front yellow So you put down front Jack
OK now do you go to the rear or to the side???
to extend other Jacks.

Next night you drive in and have a yellow light front and curb side SO you put down the curb side first Then do you put down the front So now you have 3 Jacks down or do you put down the Drivers side to stabilize and then the front??

Or The Curb side, then the front ,then the driver??

Or the curb side, then the front, then the rear???

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Old 10-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #3
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There was a recent discussion about this and came to putting down the side jacks first, then the ends...and put down the 4th side just for stability...supposedly the best way to avoid windshield cracks...
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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I drop the side that is NOT lit until the initial contact with the ground. Then I lift the other side until level. Finally, I adjust the front or rear to level.

To me this insures good contact with the ground before and load is taken by the jacks and thus a better base.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
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I push auto level and make me a soda.....
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I push auto level and make me a soda..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yikes... you mean to tell me that isn't what everyone else with jacks doesn't do?? I thought that since we only had a lowly Monaco Diplomat that has auto-level ...that all the Newmars were the same way with auto-leveling! I don't remember how we did it when we had our Bounder...sorry



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As Nathan discribed is the way I always did it and no cracked winshields.
Always the side rails than front and back and never lift wheels of ground, support wheels front never back off ground and use your chocks on rear wheels weather flat or level.
Now if you have a coach as Bob has we could all sit down and have a soda Unless your on hilly terrain and have to do them manually. But than again Bob is always in a level Resort.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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No Auto Level!!! So I have to push a couple of buttons before the soda LOL
Nathan If you have only a front yellow to start, Do you put sides down first??? Then the front with the yellow???

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I have been on fairly level sites and no problems 'BUT' I do not want any issues so looking for the correct procedure!!
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Yes always the side rails first.
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Rick, the jacks operate in pairs, so you will never have 3 jacks down. Always 4.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:40 PM   #11
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Dirk If you have a yellow light on the curb side and a yellow light on the front.
So you put down the curb side first and if you go to the front yellow you will have the 2 jacks on the curb side and the 2 front jacks the rear drivers side will srill be up!!!!

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However the more I read I think I should put down both sides before front or back regardless of where the yellow lights are on.
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In the HWH Manual it says to "Lower Jacks according to a lit yellow light. Always level side ti side IF needed before levelling front to rear"

SO What is right OR What works the best????

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OK Rick, I'll give you that one.

I didn't think of that possibility, as I always lower the front first and then the rear or vice versa, and then level side to side.

I suppose you could level side to side first, then front to back.

That way I always have 4 jacks down.

I think it would be a good idea to get all 4 jacks down first.

It's worked for me quite well.
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