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Old 04-04-2015, 04:44 PM   #57
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When we first got the RV, I bought two of the small adhesive backe bubble levels. Then, with the RV on our driveway, which is close to level, I put a 12" carpenter's level in the bottom of the fridge. Firstly, I tweaked the jacks to get it level from side to side then moved the level to front-back and got that level also.

With the carpenter's level showing the MH level in both axes, I stuck the small bubble levels, with them indicating level, in locations in the fore/aft and side/side axes where I could see them from the driver's seat. That's where the leveler control panel was located.

I only used the auto-level once. It lifted us up so high, we needed a step stool to reach the bottom step in the doorway! That particular vehicle had the four jacks working in pairs. - front two, back two, left side, right side. It rarely took more than a minute or so to get level.

One trick, when you can see the indicators from the driver's seat, is to check site level while still on the wheels and shuffle about a bit to get as close to level as you can before putting the jacks down. We asked for a different site a couple of places we stayed.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:36 PM   #58
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I use the floor for my point of reference as it is attached to the chassis and is the foundation for everything else. But use the floor at least a foot behind the doghouse where you have plywood, not metal, which you will find out if you ever redo your floor.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:52 PM   #59
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Push button on dash panel, wait for automatic air leveling to do it's job, then put slides out and check the level again.
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This has been a great discussion, because actually, my auto level system quit working. It seems to get through the whole process and feels level, but right at the end, I get a "Low Voltage" message in the level controller. All the jacks work great if I level manually though. Going to get the level from my garage next time too use on the floor of the caoch for now!
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:00 AM   #61
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Use a Torpedo level in the bottom of the freezer. The icebox is the most important thing that needs to be level. After you have the trailer completely level install bubble levels on the outside. You can also level you truck with a level in the bed and then install a few small bubble levels inside on dash of truck t help find a level spot easier.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:54 PM   #62
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This has been a great discussion, because actually, my auto level system quit working. It seems to get through the whole process and feels level, but right at the end, I get a "Low Voltage" message in the level controller. All the jacks work great if I level manually though. Going to get the level from my garage next time too use on the floor of the caoch for now!
Tytlfamily I always keep my engine running when leveling or putting out the big slide. Maybe that will cure the "low voltage" message.

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My owner's manual says to turn off engine to level, then turn engine back on to run out the slides? I always feel like a rookie when doing that.

How much can the running engine interfere with the auto levelers? I don't know.

When we first bought the MH, I leveled with the engine running. I did have some really high leveling episodes. It seems to do better now that I am turning off the engine.
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How much can the running engine interfere with the auto levelers? I don't know.
I think you answered your own question:

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When we first bought the MH, I leveled with the engine running. I did have some really high leveling episodes. It seems to do better now that I am turning off the engine.
Could be that with the engine running, it's pumping up air faster than it can dump the air bags. With the engine off, it can dump the air bags before leveling.

If you don't dump the air bags, you start out higher, so you end up higher.
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Could be that with the engine running, it's pumping up air faster than it can dump the air bags. With the engine off, it can dump the air bags before leveling.

If you don't dump the air bags, you start out higher, so you end up higher.
Well, since I have a Workhorse gasser, the only airbag is me - and I hope no one decides I need to be dumped.
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Well, since I have a Workhorse gasser, the only airbag is me
LOL! Of course, I wasn't talking to you, but I also hope that nobody decides that you need to be dumped!
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I do like pdpreece does! It ain't level until SHE says it is. Hello folks! I am new to this forum, been RVing for about 8 years in a 1995 Damon Intruder. Faded decals & all. Looking for a newer diesel pusher!

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Laser level, sextant, GPS, and then theodolite. You should see what I use to line up my sat dish.
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I do like pdpreece does! It ain't level until SHE says it is. Hello folks! I am new to this forum, been RVing for about 8 years in a 1995 Damon Intruder. Faded decals & all. Looking for a newer diesel pusher!

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I do it slightly differently. I have a residential reefer ... I back in, walk around, set a glass of water on the table and look at the water ... if it doesn't look wacky ... close enough. I don't use jacks ... didn't use em' on my boats either.
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