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Old 03-11-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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How to correctly use: Lippert leveling system

It seems I have been doing it wrong..........surprise
Am I now correct (neighbor suggests) on our 2006 Damon Astoria.
That Air bag Air Dump (silver handle driver side) should be used to > first dump air bags. Then start the Automatic Lippert Leveling System.
Thus RV will be closer to ground and better stabilized on all 4 jacks.
Also had all Jack Pads increased to 12" diameters. As the rear 12" already on had been really bent and damaged by previous owner, and front were only 9" originally.
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It seems I have been doing it wrong..........surprise
Am I now correct (neighbor suggests) on our 2006 Damon Astoria.
That Air bag Air Dump (silver handle driver side) should be used to > first dump air bags. Then start the Automatic Lippert Leveling System.
Thus RV will be closer to ground and better stabilized on all 4 jacks...
Yes, lower coach first. Manually operating the leveler will result in less jerking around and the coach will be lower then when using automatic mode.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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Jones' method is what I do....manually dump, when it's sitting at it's lowest, then level. I love the looks of seeing the coach low to the ground. Plus, it makes that first step up easier!
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:48 PM   #4
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LIPPERT LEVELING by 1st dump air bag air level :)

Thanx for your reply.
You are the 4th person or blog to advise dumping air and make RV lower.
Then activate the Lippert Leveling System.
#1 My wife who said she read it somewhere.
#2 Cummins Chassis Division at Freightliner.
#3 Lippert Support.
#4 Here at IRV2
Guess I need to take my Wifes advice
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:51 PM   #5
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LIPPERT LEVELING by 1st dump air bag air level :)

Thanx for reply's and encouragement.
Will now take wife's advice.
Says ..... "She heard it somewhere"
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:22 PM   #6
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2006 DAMON ASTORIA w/Lippert leveling System

Mr Hass:
Please keep in mind that this process is usually determined by the OEM. This is a guideline to follow that should help.
Upon arrival:
1. With coach running, dump air out of your system using side-to-side Silver Lever left wall driver side of cab.
Leave side-to-side "Silver" lever in "dump position" during your stay.
2. Auto level or Manual level your coach.

Upon departure:
1. Start coach and let run.
2. Flip "Silver" lever to fill up the system air.

3. Once coach has ran for few minutes, and air bags have filled up, RETRACT Lippert Jacks.
4. Once jacks are fully retracted, you should be good to go.

If further questions, please contact us.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:02 AM   #7
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Good stuff! Thanks!
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Make sure your front tires are straight before dump. Would hate to hear that crunch sound.
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I've always retracted my jacks before filling the air bags....wonder if it makes a difference either way? Or why one way is better than another apron leaving a site!?
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PLEASE DEFINE "Crunch" sound

Wheels straight and no CRUNCH SOUND...PLEASE DEFINE CRUNCH Sound that will be heard and WHY????????? Although I likely have a clue !
Dropped Air in Leveler on our Class A Damon to close to a brick wall and heard a similar sound now being repaired :(
But whats with STRAIGHT TIRES ?
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With the airbags dumped, the front tires will "tuck" inside the wheel well. If you were to have the wheels turned, the coach would begin to lower to a point where that beautiful painted fiberglass fender would contact the turned wheel & "CRACK"! As the coach continues to lower, fender damage will increase.
Note: the "Crack" sound will be followed by a bunch of other words you wouldn't dare let your Mom hear you say!
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JUST CURIOUS:
Each Time I have tried to use QUOTE - MULTI + - QUICK - THANKS buttons I get a reply from Web Site Admins asking not to use those for sending messages.
Whats with not being able to use buttons that are shown to be used ?
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It seems I have been doing it wrong..........surprise
Am I now correct (neighbor suggests) on our 2006 Damon Astoria.
That Air bag Air Dump (silver handle driver side) should be used to > first dump air bags. Then start the Automatic Lippert Leveling System.
Thus RV will be closer to ground and better stabilized on all 4 jacks.
Also had all Jack Pads increased to 12" diameters. As the rear 12" already on had been really bent and damaged by previous owner, and front were only 9" originally.
yep
dump, then level

also the auto feature of leveling needs recalibration every so often as it looses its settings,
the guy at lippert told me to recalibrate it every two months to be happy
i do it about three times a year or when i notice it just does not feel right
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