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Old 02-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Leveling moterhome

I read discusions about slide and level and oppisite way. But we have a 97 dolphin and heard of windshields popping out if one ends raised first. WhAt is the right sequence? Didn't get a manual.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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My DP manual say to level side to side first and then front to back. Then slides out.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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Your jacks often prevent this by only operating in pairs, front two, rear two or side(s) two.

Careening the coach by lifting a front corner and the opposite rear corner simultaneously can produce the effect of dislodging the windshield as well as popping rivets, welds and several other problems.

Needless to say this scenario can be duplicated by turning the coach around on uneven surfaces or crossing over curbs in some extreme cases. The best prevention is smart and reasonable driving and always remember it was never intended to be an off-road vehicle.

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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It's by the manufacturer some say level then open, some say open slides then level.I had a HR that said front down first to keep from pooping windshield.
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I read discusions about slide and level and oppisite way. But we have a 97 dolphin and heard of windshields popping out if one ends raised first. WhAt is the right sequence? Didn't get a manual.
Thanks for any info
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I suggest you post in the National Owner's section to see if anyone might have a manual. National RV Owner's Forum - iRV2 Forums I know that each manufacturer has their own specifications for leveling.
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I level my Tradewinds by lowering the front jacks, then the rears, then adjust the side to side using the separate rear jack controlls. Next the slides go out.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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Same here, the front jacks, they go down in pairs, then the rear. Once both sets of jacks are down then adjust side to side.

Once it is level, I then deploy the slides. Check in your RV's fourm you might find someone with a manual or better you might find a resource for obtaining a manual online.

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I have a '98 Dolphin and the previous posts are correct re. front down first, then rear, then sides (probably via rear jacks), then the slides once level. The front jacks are self adjusting from side to side once down. They have an equalizer system so that they will equal out between the 2 front jacks. Your side to side adjustments from the rear jacks will level it all out.

Even if you don't need to raise the front, put the front down anyway until they hit the ground then put the rear down and adjust as necessary. By putting the front jacks down you ensure that the front windshield will not get stressed during jacking.

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My instruction say front, rear, sides then slides.
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I was just a a rally in Florida and what they recommend was put down the front jacks until they just touch then put down the rear jacks until they touch then level. I would suggest you get a copy of the owners manual (look on line you should be able to find it) and see what they recommend.
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I have a damon outlaw and with a litton system, even after the green led say level it seems to be low in the front. Has anytone else had this issue. Thanks GTS
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GTS again why does it have to almost extend the jacks to get it level why cant it just lift a little to get level. Is there a way to level manual or one at a time
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GTS again its not a litton its a lipit
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mine are powergear, but if I hold down the manual button for 15 secs or so it will go into manual mode. An d yes, I always use manual, and can always level much lower than auto will.

I dump all the air first, front jacks to bring the front up 3", back jacks to level front/rear, then level side to side.
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