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Old 05-03-2015, 05:51 PM   #1
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HWH Leveling Experts

I have a 1997 Country Coach Intrigue 36' with a leveling issue. It has the HWH 500 series leveling system with the standard one air bag at each corner. This coach has a pair of height control valves at each corner up front but has a single height control valve in the rear controlling both sides.

My question is...What would be the symptoms if one of the two rear "travel solenoids" on the rear air manifold has failed/is not functioning? Looking for inputs on how it would or would not affect raise, dump and leveling functions and more importantly, how it might affect the coach when it goes into "Travel Mode"

I am pretty sure I have the answer but was hoping to hear form those with more experience on these systems to confirm my diagnosis.

Thanks in advance

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How to get 2005 allure to level to zero

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motorhead, did you do the diagnostics using our service manual for your system. there are several things that will cause the symptoms you describe.
if one travel valve is stuck open, it will not level. if both are stuck open, it will not level. if both are stuck closed, it will not return to ride height. if one is stuck closed, it will not go to ride height. having only one ride height valve in the rear. instead of two, complicated the diagnosis. download the manual, do the diagnostics.
if you have problems, call me at 602-549-3638, maybe i can help.
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My problem turned out to be a bad "travel" solenoid on the passenger side rear. It was dead. Swapped it with a new one (easy task) and all is good now. The old one I verified as dead on the work bench by applying 12v and nothing happened. I disassembled it and found it full of corrosion. Even though it tested ok, I also replaced the driver's side rear travel solenoid while I was under there...it was also 17 years old. Problem solved. The coach levels evenly as it should now.

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Old 07-09-2015, 05:59 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Edgaruhl View Post
How to get 2005 allure to level to zero
You might want to start your own thread. You will most likely get more responses.

On my Magna, I have to periodically recalibrate the leveling system. Rough roads tend to cause the calibration to change. I manually set the coach to a level condition using a bubble level, then tweak the HWH computer calibration until it conforms to being level with the manual leveling I just did.

There should be some info on your system in your documentation. If not, perhaps a Google search with your model number or a call to CC might help.
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Yep, just replaced a few of my selenoids as well. I am glad medico mentioned calibration, I have been feeling my coach raises fine now but is slightly off. I will check it out at the next camp site.
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I've had sale problems on my unit. New solenoids are not cheap. Colton Truck had some used ones off a wrecked rig in their parts area. Fixed problems and I bought the extra 4 they had for $30 ea. 😜 Too cheap to pass up...

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