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Old 05-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Hey, hi everyone. Have another question. Have 04 allegro 30da motorhome. Went out over weekend. Leveled unit ok, I check with level both front and back and right on. We have slide for front which is small kitchen and booth on driver side and slide in back on the other side for the bedroom (queen size bed). Each slide out is about 12 to 18 inches more or less. The problem is when we started cooking, notice everything slided to one end of the pan. check level again front and back ok, but when I put level on kitchen slide it was off. Just like it dropped. I this common or does this need adjustments or what do we need to do to correct????

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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I have to check my level every time I perform an over nite. Front to back and side by side.... I keep a 24" el cheapo level in the coach and use top of frige as my front to back point and a coach divider near bathroom as my side to side point. Wish i had auto levelers but not on this old gal.... so I do it the manual method.

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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Is it possible that the jacks sank into the earth where you leveled? Did you put anything under them to keep them from sinking? That would be the first thing that I would consider.
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Could be the slide itself needs an adjustment?
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #5
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Could be the slide itself needs an adjustment?
+1. My thoughts as well, especially since you ensured that the motorhome was still level afterwards. Just thinking out loud... it might even be the oven itself.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #6
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Always possible that the stovetop isn't 100% level in the cabinet. Also, how solid is the ground you're parked on? It's possible the weight caused it to settle overnight. Do you have air bags in your suspension? If one or more leaks down over time, it may change the level position.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #7
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I level first, then extend the slides according to the manufacturer's instructions, but I usually have to adjust the level slightly after extending the slides. We have 2 slides that are both on the same side, and the weight of the slides when extended takes the coach just a little bit off level.

If not on pavement, jacks can sink a little bit (or a lot if the ground is soft) over time necessitating re-leveling.

Also, one or more jacks can have a leak that will cause them to lower over time. Most times, the leak is internal, so no oil is visible on the outside. The fluid leaks past the O-rings on the solenoid or the check valve and back into the reservoir.
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A couple other thoughts...

1. Generally the most often recommended place to check level is the bottom of the refer. The refer performance can be affected if if isn't level. It isn't THAT sensitive. In general, if you feel you are level, that is generally close enough. If your refer is in the slide then I would also double check that. Maybe the slide does need some looking at?

2. We know that with our passenger front slide there is a small variation on what the level bubble will show based on what part of the counter top we put it on.

3. As already said, you might have either a leaking jack or perhaps one or more jacks has settled down into the ground a bit. The former would require some maintenance attention while the latter might be corrected with a larger jack pad if you aren't using one already.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #9
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Another thought might be to level the rig.... then immed place your pan on the stove burner and check level side to side and front to rear across the top of the pan. You will then know if the stove has leveling issues. I just checked mine before leaving for work this morning. My stove top is not at all level when my rig is sitting level. The stove top sits high on one side and high in the back corner.

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