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Old 06-08-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Movement after leveling

Once we're setup at a campsite we are still noticing the motorhome "bouncing" when we walk or move about.
The automatic levelers are down so not sure if this is normal. I thought it would feel solid as a rock. 🙄
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Mine moves a bit too, not a lot but you can feel it. Everything has some degree of flexibility. Washing machine can be really felt
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Once we're setup at a campsite we are still noticing the motorhome "bouncing" when we walk or move about.
The automatic levelers are down so not sure if this is normal. I thought it would feel solid as a rock. 🙄
Did you take a look to make sure all the jack pads are firmly on the ground? Maybe try to "Auto level" again.........just where/as it sits.
Mine is firm with no movement, even from the washing machine.....
I'll bet not all the pads are firmly on the ground.......
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Our phaeton is quite solid once the auto leveled are down. Little or no discernible movement.
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Once we're setup at a campsite we are still noticing the motorhome "bouncing" when we walk or move about.

The automatic levelers are down so not sure if this is normal. I thought it would feel solid as a rock. 🙄

Are they just touching or actually lifting it up? If they are solidly down you shouldn't get noticeable movement.
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Did you take a look to make sure all the jack pads are firmly on the ground? Maybe try to "Auto level" again.........just where/as it sits.
Mine is firm with no movement, even from the washing machine.....
I'll bet not all the pads are firmly on the ground.......
thats what we do, if I feel movement..just relevel
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I have a Schwintec automatic leveler and it has no way of detecting if all the jacks are solidly on the ground, only if the coach is level.
On my last trip out, only the left side jacks were on the ground, the right side jacks were slightly off the ground so the right side was 100% supported by the tires, but the controller attached to the coach was level, so after the initial extension of each individual jack to the ground, as far as the controller was concerned, the coach was level and there was no further need to extend any of the jacks.
Try doing a second automatic level without retracting the jacks and they should all be solid on the ground.
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I use 2x12 sandwich between plywood. This makes sure my levelers are solid.
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If you're wobbling you need to take up a bit more weight onto the jacks. Very often if you're not on pavement the Jack pads will compress the soil a bit after you level and stabilize. Just check to see which side is low and manually pick up a little more weight on that side. Just one or two one-second hits on the up button on that low side. H No need for a whole relevel.



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Our rig only has air leveling and I really don't notice it moving when parked.
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Smaller rigs (like mine) will allow movement to be felt at times. Large rigs have a lot more weight to move, so are not as likely to feel anything when people walk or etc. Remember, you are not anchored on a foundation. Just be glad it is not a boat.
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If you're wobbling you need to take up a bit more weight onto the jacks. Very often if you're not on pavement the Jack pads will compress the soil a bit after you level and stabilize. Just check to see which side is low and manually pick up a little more weight on that side. Just one or two one-second hits on the up button on that low side. H No need for a whole relevel.

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X2 - Our experience as well, especially on gravel, or if we have not used 2x12 blocks under the jack pads. The pads are just settling is all. Generally after 24-36 hours. Adding a little tension to one side or one end is generally all that's needed.
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I've noticed that movement can get worse if tires are off the ground also. Ours seems the most stable when we are in a site level enough to share the weight between the levelers and the tires.
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We never, never have our tires off the ground. Especially the rear, those are the park brake. If we can't level with tires on ground, we carry 16" wide boards to drive the front onto, and 12" wide plywood sandwich blocks to put under the leveling jacks. With tires and jacks supporting, the "wiggle" is much reduced.


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