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Old 10-09-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Power gear leveling system

We have a 97 dolphin with the power gear manual leveling system. I use a center bubble level on the kitchen cabinets and this seems to work pretty well. My question is the consol where the leveling buttons are has a two vial set up, one front and rear and one side to side. I leveled the coach and the tryed to adjust the bubbles in the vials and did ok on the front to back but everytime I try the side to side I can't get the bubble to stop. Any ideas?? Any info appreciated.
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Just that you need a lighter finger on the buttons. Side to side changes rapidly (as you have seen), so just give the up/down button a quick jab and then observe the results.

If you don't have the rear jacks both in contact with the ground, the side/side will change really fast. Always get all four jacks solidly in contact with the ground before making adjustments.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response, what I meant to say that I had all 4 jacks down and the coach level and then I tryed to adjust the vials on the consol with a screw driver. The vials up by the switch each have a screw so you can adjust the bubble to the middle when you know you are level.
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Mine are off too. I don't think the screws will really adjust them, tho they are supposed to. When I get around to doing mine, I think the answer will be to uyse shims underneath.
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Pretty good is usually good enough so I don't try for perfect. The bubbles are close enough for pretty good.You can check what the bubble says when perfect and compensate.
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I just gave up on the bubble levels. There hard to adjust and even harder to use. I bought one of these RV EZ Level - Item - Camping World
and I works great. It doesn't even require a level surface to calibrate. Flashing lights just work better for me.

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I just gave up on the bubble levels. There hard to adjust and even harder to use. I bought one of these RV EZ Level - Item - Camping World
and I works great. It doesn't even require a level surface to calibrate. Flashing lights just work better for me.

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I use this as well and it's much better than trying to read the bubbles.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the info about the bubbles, I'll try one of the gadgets listed. Couldn't find any lit in my manuals with motorhome on the correct order to level the unit. My controls have front, rear, right, and left. I usually put down rear until I can feel them down, then front, then side to side. Can you push left and front at the same time? or right rear and the same time? Any info appreciated
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My instructions say front jacks first ,lifting front a little.Then back jacks to adjust left and right.The front jacks are connected together to prevent twisting.That is why lifting the front first is important.
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Ditto what Bob said. Fronts first, lift enough to get close to level front to back but if they top out release and start over.
Then both back till they touch
Then one back to level side to side
Then back to the fronts if it need to be higher front to rear, again, if they top out hit the release button for a sec.
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