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Old 11-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #29
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I think you should make sure your system is dumping the air out of the air bags before it is trying to level off. If the lot is as you say "fairly level", there should be no reason for your front end to be that high off the ground. Jacks in many cases have the entire coach raised much higher than it needs to be. So I suggest to make sure your air is dumped before the leveling process is started and then do the manual mode level and only put down the jacks far enough to stabilize and not necessarily lift then coach on all corners.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #30
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The biggest problem w/ wheels off the ground is the discomfort entering and exiting the coach. Like someone above said we pay too many $$$ to have a site that unlevel!!!

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Great idea, but my husband asks how do you dump the air? The diesel with air brakes is all new to us. I want to take a class at a boot camp sometime. Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #32
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It really depends on the motor home. The one we have now automatically dumps the air and then levels. Our prior motor home had a lever you pushed across to dump the air from the air bags. Then I had to manually level according to the instructions. Suggest reading the manual to see what the manufacturer recommends.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #33
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When I purchased my coach I was told by the dealer it is not a good idea to raise the front off the ground with the jacks. About a month ago I called the 24/7 Freightliner help line and asked the question about using the jacks to raise the front off the ground. Their answer was they discourage Freightliner owners from doing that. They said the whole weight of the front suspension is hanging on the airbags and the shocks. They told me to run the front up on blocks before leveling or ask for a different site.

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If I raise my RV, there are big thick nylon straps that prevent the axle from dropping lower than the air bags can handle. When I was replacing the shocks last Spring I discovered that the straps prevent the axle from sagging more than the shocks travel too. It's a Spartan chassis.

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Great idea, but my husband asks how do you dump the air? The diesel with air brakes is all new to us. I want to take a class at a boot camp sometime. Thanks!
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