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Old 10-04-2008, 05:42 PM   #15
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Lew,

You've received some good advice in this thread. I'll ad a couple of points for your future consideration...

First I agree with those that don't use the auto level. I think it's far too "jerky" and I'd rather do it by hand to protect the windshield. If I did use the auto level I would never do that while using blocks under the levelers.

Secondly, regardlress of what Monaco says, there are two times that I do NOT follow the advice of slides first before extending or retracting the jacks. One is if the ground is unlevel to the point where the coach is twisted -IOW only one corner is significantly lower than the other three. The other instance is specific to the SFT floor plan when retracting the slides. If the ground is noticably lower on the driver's side, I would want to pull that big full slide in before retracting the jacks. Reason: Gravity pulls the inside edge down as the slide comes in. If that side is too low, the large slide may not pivot down before it hits the bedroom or hall light fixture. You've probably noticed that there is very little clearance there. More info here.
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Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. I have learned quite a bit from this post and consequently will change my leveling procedure in the future.

First thanks to SacsTC for posting the link to the calibration procedure for the leveling controller; I will make sure my is properly calibrated. Second thanks to Robin for your excellent site on your Diplomat including the leveling procedure you follow. One thing you have said that really strikes a cord with me is not using the auto mode because it is so jerky. Like you I don't like the jerkness of auto leveling and will use manual in the future to eliminate it. I also like your process of "air first" when setting up and leaving a site.

Thanks to everyone for you help and suggestions.
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:54 AM   #17
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One more think you might think about,anytime you raise either rear wheel off the ground you have NO Brake,it could roll,I have seen it happen.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LewF:
Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. I have learned quite a bit from this post and consequently will change my leveling procedure in the future.

First thanks to SacsTC for posting the link to the calibration procedure for the leveling controller; I will make sure my is properly calibrated. Second thanks to Robin for your excellent site on your Diplomat including the leveling procedure you follow. One thing you have said that really strikes a cord with me is not using the auto mode because it is so jerky. Like you I don't like the jerkness of auto leveling and will use manual in the future to eliminate it. I also like your process of "air first" when setting up and leaving a site.

Thanks to everyone for you help and suggestions. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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