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Old 07-23-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Should you dump the air if you are just staying somewhere a night. and not opening slides? Any pointers on dumping, using auto levels would be appreciated.
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Although we don't often just stay somewhere for one night, if we do, I'll use the auto level feature and it automatically dumps the bags before extending the jacks.

I doubt there's a right or wrong answer to your question. If you're already fairly level and are not extending slides... no reason to dump.

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Dumping the air will make the MH more stable as it's sitting on the hard stops.

I always dumped the air and leveled with the jacks if necessary.
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Should you dump the air if you are just staying somewhere a night. and not opening slides? Any pointers on dumping, using auto levels would be appreciated.

If your not opening the slides and it level enough to sleep no need in dumping air.
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Related question. I was told to dump air, then level the coach. WHY would I want to lower the coach by dumping air, only to have the jacks lift it again?

What's the problem with using Auto Level with air still in the bags?
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On most coaches you'll want to dump the air so the jacks don't have to raise the RV higher than necessary. The closer you can get it to the ground before you level, the better.

If I try to autolevel mine with the bags inflated, I'm liable to end up with tires off the ground

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Related question. I was told to dump air, then level the coach. WHY would I want to lower the coach by dumping air, only to have the jacks lift it again?

What's the problem with using Auto Level with air still in the bags?
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Thanks Mark. Good reasoning.
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new to diesel

thanks for the replies. Trying to learn so much info all at once becomes overloaded. Having a place like this where experienced people are willing to take the time to help out people is what rving isll about.
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