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Old 04-19-2017, 03:44 AM   #15
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I bought a 98 Dutch Star last September. Learn your air system. Alot of people that have Diesel motorhomes don't think about the expansive air system on the rig. Changing filters in your air dryer didn't seem to be done on my rig. Also, how to properly retract jacks and air up the coach was a learning curve for me. After reading ALOT of post on this forum, I have learned to crank the coach and slowly bring the jacks up (with up arrows) while the bags are airing up. Once jacks are off the ground a little then hit store. Make sure your toilet seals are good and not leaking. Had to rebuild mine. It's been a learning curve coming from a gasser to Diesel.
David maybe you could expand on why you use the approach you do? What was the problem?
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When i had a gasser, the jack system went straight up and down, but the HWH system on my Newmar has the jacks set at a slight angle. So, the first few times I retracted the jacks off a cement slab before cranking up, it made the most awful noise when the jacks were coming up. Then I started reading alot of threads on here because I wasn't sure what was the best sequence to air up-retract jacks or retract jacks-air up. I ran across the air up-jack up slowly & simultaneously from another IRV thread and have used it ever since. It seems to give more control over jack retraction at first, better than just hitting the Store Button.
Also, I was having problems airing up when I finished camping, so I thought I was doing something wrong when leaving the camp site, which led to me reading alot of air-jack leveling post. I have that fixed now. That turned out to be an Air Governor.
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