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Old 03-21-2019, 06:00 PM   #43
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No damage.
First dump, then auto level.
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That is what you should do. Dump the bags. That makes the coach stable and lowers the coach.

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Sometimes when the coach is leveled on the jacks the entrance step is very high. Will it cause any damage if I dumped the air and let the coach sit lower like that for 1-3 days?

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Old 03-22-2019, 06:14 AM   #45
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Yes first dump then level.

If you don't have a parking brake lock clip you could end up like this guy did due to his dog which thankfully happened on a Front Engine Diesel Simba and not a rear engine coach. Being a fishing tournament there was a camera crew there to catch all this. Today with all the YouTubers out there its getting harder to keep your mistakes private.

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Old 03-22-2019, 07:04 AM   #46
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We carry one of these for those occasions where a site is not level and the fold-out step it too far off the ground for comfortable access.

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The one advertised doesn’t look like the leg length can be changed. There is one available that appears to be the same but each leg is adjustable to four different lengths. That gives you more flexibility in height plus you can accommodate uneven ground more easily.

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Sometimes when the coach is leveled on the jacks the entrance step is very high. Will it cause any damage if I dumped the air and let the coach sit lower like that for 1-3 days?

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What does your manual say? Hopefully it isn’t as confusing as mine where it doesn’t mention dumping in the main instructions but says to dump in instructions for dry camping.

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Bags should automatically dump air when you start levelling at least that is how HWH system works.
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When my American Eagle levels it automatically dumps all the air, then levels from the no air in bags position.
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There are a lot of people here with different brand coaches, but I believe any with HWH jacks will be the same. The system WILL dump the bags automatically before the leveling process starts, BUT, sometimes it doesn't get all the air out, therefore not reaching the lowest starting point for leveling. That's why I always dump the bags manually and wait for the air release to stop before actuating the auto level. BTW, the guy in that video didn't just have the parking brake release, I guess the dog also put the coach in in reverse (backup lights were on). Now we need a lockable cover for the shifter??
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We always dump air first then manually level.
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There are a lot of people here with different brand coaches, but I believe any with HWH jacks will be the same. The system WILL dump the bags automatically before the leveling process starts, BUT, sometimes it doesn't get all the air out, therefore not reaching the lowest starting point for leveling. That's why I always dump the bags manually and wait for the air release to stop before actuating the auto level. BTW, the guy in that video didn't just have the parking brake release, I guess the dog also put the coach in in reverse (backup lights were on). Now we need a lockable cover for the shifter??
Or don’t do stupid things just to make a video

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I also like that fancy parking brake lock, but I just use a clothes pin (custom stained and clear coated, of course) to keep the little paws from send my coach into a free ride. Yes, I dump the air bags when parking for camping or long term (storage). Less wear & tear on them, plus the jacks don’t have travel as far to contact the ground. Plus, if one wheel is really off kilter then you’ll appriciate the extra extending versus tossing blocks under it.
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