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Old 04-05-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Air dumping and leveling?

I have a quick question....regarding leveling. I have an older coach now but am in the process of purchasing a newer coach with Air ride (2006 Camelot). What it the recommended practice regarding the dumping of the air and leveling? Should you always dump the air prior to leveling or leave the airbags inflated?

New to the air ride system. Thanks
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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Slides out first, then you can dump air, then level.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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This was most recently discussed a few days ago. Check here Sliders in or out before leveling.. Don't miss the post at the end by Robin_M. He links you to some info he has put together on his blog.
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I have a quick question....regarding leveling. I have an older coach now but am in the process of purchasing a newer coach with Air ride (2006 Camelot). What it the recommended practice regarding the dumping of the air and leveling? Should you always dump the air prior to leveling or leave the airbags inflated?

New to the air ride system. Thanks
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Some Camelots come with air leveling and not leveling jacks or some coaches have both. If your Camelot has air leveling then you don't dump the air. Don't confuse air leveling with air ride. All Camelots have air bags in the suspension, i.e., air ride. Only selects models came with the air leveling option which uses the air bags to level the coach.

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This was most recently discussed a few days ago. Check here Sliders in or out before leveling.. Don't miss the post at the end by Robin_M. He links you to some info he has put together on his blog.
Bob,

Thanks for the "plug" , but in the interest of accuracy, my comments apply to hydraulic jacks only. I've never had a coach with an air leveling system, so I would have to defer to those that do, on the subject of whether or not dumping the air before leveling provides any benefit at all.

I think most owners with air leveling systems do not dump air. But I would be curious to hear from any such owners if dumping the air first would possibly result in the coach being lower to the ground, after leveling.
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Our 2006 Camelot PAQ has air leveling. My procedure is to extend the slides, level the coach (using auto-level) and lower the coach using the "all corners lower" button on the leveler control pad. This results in a level coach with the entry step as low as possible.
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Wetank,
Here is more reading on the subject from John Hurd, (was the Service Operations Manager in Oregon)
You may also want to bookmark the magazine web address for future.
I would say that Glennb100 has it nailed for that leveling system. Ours is different as we do not have air leveling, just the jacks
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Read your owners manual!!! Coaches can come with different leveling systems. You must operate it in the manner desighed for THAT system! Joe's Diplomat may have a completly different system than Tom's Diplomat, so you can't use ones directions for the other. Some say dump air then level, others say level then dump air. Again,just read the manual for YOUR coach and YOUR leveling system (and all others systems).
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We were told that the slides should not be put out unless the coach was level. We were told to dump the air first, then level with the jacks, then put the slides out. In fact, if you use the automatic leveling function, that's what it does... dumps the air, then lowers the jacks.
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It is nice that you read the Monaco Owners Forum, but I am not sure your Alpine process process is applicable to a Monaco Coach.
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We were told that the slides should not be put out unless the coach was level. We were told to dump the air first, then level with the jacks, then put the slides out. In fact, if you use the automatic leveling function, that's what it does... dumps the air, then lowers the jacks.
Monaco Owners...This statement is NOT the proper procedures for our coaches. Our motor homes are manufactured differently than other coaches. Please remember:

Slides are ALWAYS "First Out Last In"
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