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Old 06-10-2016, 05:50 PM   #1
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Do DSDPs level on air or hydraulic, or hydraulic only?

Sorry, this is probably a very stupid question, and one I should have asked far earlier in my buying process. But can Dutch Star Diesel Pushers level on the air-bags for camping, or only via the hydrualic jacks. Specifically, can you dump most of the bag pressure to drop the coach down, then have it level on just the air? Or even if it uses the hydraulic jacks, will it dump the bags first then use the absolute minimum travel from the jacks possible to get level?

The goal would be the lowest possible stance to get level.

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DSDP do not air level.
They do auto dump the bags before deploying the hydraulic jacks. This should get you to level at the lowest possible stance but in my experience you may have to tweak it a little on the manual setting to keep it low to the ground and level.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:25 PM   #3
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Sorry, this is probably a very stupid question, and one I should have asked far earlier in my buying process. But can Dutch Star Diesel Pushers level on the air-bags for camping, or only via the hydrualic jacks. Specifically, can you dump most of the bag pressure to drop the coach down, then have it level on just the air? Or even if it uses the hydraulic jacks, will it dump the bags first then use the absolute minimum travel from the jacks possible to get level?

The goal would be the lowest possible stance to get level.

Thanks,
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It dumps the air bags then it levels on the lowest side first raising the low side as high as needed to match the high side then it sets the high side jacks to stabilize the unit. So if the front is down it will raise the front until it is level then level left to right then set the remainders to stabilize the coach. Or some combination of the aforementioned.

What you are looking for is a system called air level. HWH has such a system and it is about $10 K to add it is your Freightliner.
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There's no universal answer to this question as there are different systems available. Many will dump the air automatically, many others do not. Of those that do not dump first, I think most will agree it's a good plan to do that prior to leveling - object being to keep the entry steps as low to the ground as possible when done.
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Depends on the year of the coach I think. My 2001 does not Auto Dump air. I have to manually dump air prior to extending the HWH jacks.
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