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Old 01-29-2017, 09:07 PM   #1
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I purchased a 2006 HR 36 footer it has three downrigger legs one in the center up front and two in the back one on each side, after getting used to the rig a little bit I"
I've come to realize the auto levelers don't seem to work correctly they do lift the machine but its to high in the front and off in the back, I can manually level it up but would like to fix the auto part of things does anyone have any ideas?
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It sounds like you need to calibrate the auto level system.
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It sounds like you need to calibrate the auto level system.
+1. Check your jack manual and do a simple auto calibrate after you have manually leveled it to exactly where you want it to be.
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I purchased a 2006 HR 36 footer it has three downrigger legs one in the center up front and two in the back one on each side, after getting used to the rig a little bit I"
I've come to realize the auto levelers don't seem to work correctly they do lift the machine but its to high in the front and off in the back, I can manually level it up but would like to fix the auto part of things does anyone have any ideas?
Mine has the auto leveling system and I re calibrated it so it works fine. I still don't use it because in my opinion it lifts the coach higher than it needs to be, I prefer to just do it myself.
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I'm not familiar with your coach but I have a FW with auto-level. The first time I used it I really didn't know what I was doing. I never had an RV and was truly clueless. During the PDI they showed lower the inner legs in the front and raise off the hitch. Then move the truck and then lower the inner legs in the rear jacks. When the jacks are down then push the auto-level and step back. The camper leveled itself.

Our first time out I did what I was shown. When the camper was level two wheels on one side was off the ground and the steps were high. That didn't seem right but I didn't know. Then after going home after that experience I got the manual out, which I think I was breaking a cardinal rule, started reading. I had three different instructions on how to use the auto level. The owners manual said to lower the inner jacks in the front four or five inches and raise camper off the hitch. Then lower the rear inner jacks four or five inches and then I'd lower the rear jacks to the ground. I would then I'd push the auto-level and step back and the camper would level itself. I've learned since that I needed to put 6x6 block of wood under the rear jacks or one or both would get an error "out of stroke".

It is suppose to remember the height it was when lifted off the hitch. When ready to hook back up to the truck all you had to do is push the left and right button at the same time. I couldn't get that to work. I looked at a couple YouTub videos and it showed that when the camper is off the hitch you push the auto-level then. It lowers the front below level then it brings the rear jacks down and then it starts the leveling sequence. I do that now and when I'm ready to hook back up to the truck it raises the camper to the height it was when it unhooked from hitch.

To recalibrate zero level you manually level the camper. Turn the control panel off and press the front button ten times and then do the same with rear button the same. Then turn the control panel back on and press enter. I don't understand what good it is to push the front and rear button ten times. I have not had to do that.
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I also have auto leveling, but only used it a couple of times. It lifts too high as far as I'm concerned, so it's manual for me with a couple of small bubble levels I can see from the drivers seat. The bubble levels are handy when you park to see how close to level you are sitting also. If you need to be stopped for a while it is best to be as close to level as possible to keep your fridge happy when it's on propane (shopping for instance)
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