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Old 07-13-2015, 07:08 AM   #1
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Level Up System

Assuming that the site is near enough level otherwise and the hitch is not too high or too low with the pull vehicle hooked up is there any reason that we can't or shouldn't use the level up system while staying hooked up for a one night stay?
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We do not use the Levelup when staying hooked up for an overnight stop. We do however use the landing gear and rear jacks to manually stabilize the trailer. We just use the manual control to have the jacks touch the ground, giving a much more steady trailer.
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I would not use level up if you are connected to tow vehicle. Six point system will want to dip front of fifth wheel then find level then other legs come down. I would just lower down manually to stabilize if staying for one night. That's what we do
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You describe the process I have used to this point and I even use the level up system to determine whether the fiver is level. But I was wondering if anyone had used the automatic system and how that worked out.
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If the site is fairly level, I sometimes use the LevelUp while the rig is still hooked up to the truck. However, like Cvsteed, I extend the jacks manually so they just hit the ground enough to keep the rig from rocking. I don't recommend using auto level because it may raise the rig too high and put too much strain on the hitch.
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When I did my walk-through on how everything worked I was specifically not to have the trailer connected when auto leveling. When you push auto level the nose many go up or down and could seriously damage to hitch or trailer.
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