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Old 07-26-2011, 08:55 PM   #15
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I want all the pads on the ground for both stability and for level. With the system I have, I use the switches to individually set my jacks to achieve this...
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All jacks should be down - every time ... have it looked at while it's there.
If OP has PowerGear jacks, then 2- or 3-point leveling is SOP.

Had PowerGear on last RV. Do NOT miss them. Current coach has HWH which always has 4 down -- unless slope is too great, then 3 down may be it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:07 PM   #17
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From other posts, it appears this varies from system to system. My HWH system on my Itasca always puts all 4 jacks down in auto level mode. BTW, it's always rock solid stable and level so I guess I'm glad I've got such a system.
Sorry, just checked. I've got a PowerGear leveling system. And yes it always puts all 4 jacks down in auto level mode.
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My Equalizer jack system puts all four jacks in contact with the ground before proceeding with the leveling. That seems like the right way to me.


The Level Best Operation Manual for Winnebago clearly states that all jacks should be in contact. What's not so clear is whether that is automatic or not.

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The Level Best system performs the dual function of leveling the vehicle and, once a level
plane has been achieved, stabilizing the vehicle. When leveling the vehicle, it may not be
necessary to use all of the leveling jacks however, to stabilize the vehicle, all jacks should be
extended to contact the ground.
See http://www.kwikee.com/PDFDocuments/1...innOpGuide.pdf


We haven't heard from the OP yet - would be interesting to hear what brand of coach and jacks he has.
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Now that I see it in print I am certain its a Powergear system. Rig is still at the shop. I asked them about this and the service manager said something like it may just need to be reset and he doesn't really deal with hydraulic (??I think power gear is hydraulic). I guess I'll just have to see when I get her back if they choose to address it.
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My Equalizer jack system puts all four jacks in contact with the ground before proceeding with the leveling. That seems like the right way to me.


The Level Best Operation Manual for Winnebago clearly states that all jacks should be in contact. What's not so clear is whether that is automatic or not.

See http://www.kwikee.com/PDFDocuments/1...innOpGuide.pdf


We haven't heard from the OP yet - would be interesting to hear what brand of coach and jacks he has.
Gary,
Re-read that statement in the manual. It states that if you want "stability" all jacks should be down. If you just want to level, you may have less than all jacks on the ground. So it is not a "must have" situation, but a personal preference. I personally like stability and less movement in the coach.

Winnebago systems have a sensor, that once celebrated will only lower those jacks that are necessary to "level" the coach.
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Sorry, just checked. I've got a PowerGear leveling system. And yes it always puts all 4 jacks down in auto level mode.
Mine too. Have you ever recalibrated or zeroed out your system? It does wonders for your leveling system.
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Mine too. Have you ever recalibrated or zeroed out your system? It does wonders for your leveling system.
Mine is only 8 months old. Works great. I'll recalibrate when it starts misbehaving. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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