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Old 07-14-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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When auto leveling my 2003 36fdds the excessive slope light comes on and shuts down the system before any of the jacks even touch the ground. (they do come part way down) It has been suggested that the system needs to be adjusted but being new to the coach I don't know the location of the adjustments or the proceedure to be followed. I have been able to get the jacks down and leveled by turning off the system and then repeating the procedure several times until the jacks are down. Also not sure the proceedure for manual leveling on this system.

Thanks for any advice on this problem.

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Old 07-14-2016, 01:15 PM   #2
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You need to locate the HWH level sensor-- a round disk about 4" in diameter held in place by three screws on springs. Easy to adjust:

Get the coach on perfectly level location (check with long carpenter's level is best).
Turn on jacks, but do not deploy.
Look at the lights on the HWH panel. All should be out, indicating that no position is low. Turn a combination of the three screws until all the lights go out.

2003 Alpine 38FDDS

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Old 07-14-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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Larry, Brett has you doing the correct process, but if you want to, go to the tech library and download your service manual, that process plus others you might find interesting are in it. The tech library is open to all Alpine owners.
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Thanks for the responses to my leveling jack issue. I have not been able to locate the sensor and wonder if anyone with a 2003 36' FDDS can tell me its location ?
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My sensor is right behind the fresh water tank up high under the floor. This is the most "centered" location in your coach regardless of length.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:43 AM   #6
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Thanks Bob, I will look there when I get back to the coach.
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Mine is on the roof the center pass-through compartment near the transfer switch. We have a 36' (2000) which might be more applicable...

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