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Old 09-07-2016, 04:33 PM   #1
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Auto leveling

When I auto level my motor coach, both front tires are in the air. I walk around the park and no one else is off the ground. Happens every time. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:09 PM   #2
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It really doesn't take much of a ground slope to need front tires off ground. Have you tried manual to see what happens, system may need calibrating.

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:15 PM   #3
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I had the same issue - a friend of mine actually bent his jacks 3 times and had the manufacturer looking at it as well. I always use manual for that reason. The other thing that helps is get leveling blocks and place a stack of one then 2 and drive up on them. Then when you go to level the tires are still on the ground (blocks). I haven't tried using the auto level with the blocks but I bet it works as well.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:36 PM   #4
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I'd check your manual or the leveling system manufacturer for the procedure to "set the null" which programs the system to know when level is. I had to do it to my new mh. Only took a few minutes. Having the front wheels off the ground a little is not a problem.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #5
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We see quite a few coaches with one or both front tires off the ground quite often.

I don't like it, no matter if people say it is ok, so we use the "Lego blocks" as appropriate.

We've become pretty good at determining if we need them or not once we pull into a space. If we are not unhooking for an overnight, and if we think there is any chance to have a wheel off, we put the blocks down to start or leave enough to space to pull forward a few feet so we can put them down and pull onto them if we lift a wheel. We use them quit often, even on paved spaces.......

And more than once, I've also dropped the front end a little manually....

Not quit sure why so many sites are that unlevel.

We also have hard, solid plastic jack pads, that well double up (even have tripled up) to minimize the jack extension if we use the blocks.

And we finally got a nice step to put on the ground........

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:46 PM   #6
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We seldom use the auto leveling as we have found using the manual function works best. First we level front to rear, then side to side. If there is too much slope, we put leveling blocks under the front wheels first and then manually level our coach.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:39 PM   #7
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Have you checked the calibration of the auto leveling system with a hand level? It may be off and needs recalibration.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:24 PM   #8
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I ONLY use the auto level feature and I've never had any wheels off the ground... Guess mine is calibrated correctly....
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:30 PM   #9
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As has been noted in previous posts, it sounds like your system has not been calibrated. You have two levels
hidden somewhere in the coach that communicate "level" on the
two axis. If the system has not been initialized/calibrated then the auto level will not achieve level, because it does not know
what level means ! Your leveling system has instructions
to accomplish this somewhere in the manuals, or call the system maker for guidance.
My opinion is that all four jacks should not be down, since logically the system has to level against a reference point.
Even after properly calibrating the system, I still prefer
to level manually has described in post#6.

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