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Old 12-27-2010, 08:02 PM   #57
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:47 AM   #58
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Pairajays, yes I have auto or manual leveling. I have a Power Gear hydraulic system. If I level with auto or manual when it is used to level side to side only the rear jacks are used, the front jacks will "equalize" so you don't twist the frame or pop out the windshield. As a test leveled the MH and then raised the left rear wheels 6" to 8" off the ground and the right front lowered with the equalizing (big time), so as not to twist the frame. Regardless I would level then slide. How much movement do you think you get on the slide gaskets with the slide out? I don't think it is necessarily true that diesel power means the "Box" is constructed better. I think my Pace Arrow is a well constructed unit. I think price would make a difference. The diesel powered units are heaver and would require a heaver jacking system but not necessary more sophisticated.

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My final post on this thread (not the forum). I thought this was a question posed by the original poster....not a debate.

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The ideal levelling system to prevent frame twisting would be a 3 jack system, as I see on only a few rigs. My rig's instructions are to level then extend, otherwise you have a large heavy weight suspended out to the side of the rig, supported only by the rig's suspension. My HWH system won't let you extend just one corner jack at a time, I presume it is designed that way so that it minimizes twisting forces on the rig by equalizing pressure between both jacks on one side, to some degree the same that your spring or bag on one corner will naturally deflect to minimize frame twisting.

Oh, yea, I now have a crack in my windshield that happened while in storage, with jacks retracted.

This thread should have been a poll.
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This thread should have been a poll.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #62
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Just curious, who owns a high line coach that recommends level first? I know high line is difficult to describe, a few examples would be Country Coach, Monaco, Foretravel, Newell and Prevost conversions. If I left you out I'm sorry don't mean to hurt anyones feelings.

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