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Old 10-03-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Full wall slide leveling

We have a Baystar 2903 with full wall slide. According to new Newmar instructions, after checking the "reveal" level the coach then put out the slide. If you do it that way, the coach is not really level since the slide will tilt the coach to that side. What do most people do? We have been putting out the slid then level if needed.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:09 PM   #2
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If you put your jacks down and level the coach, are you saying it then tilts because of the heavy slide? Are you leveling with air springs instead of jacks? I don't understand "reveal" level.

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Ok, here comes the storm.

Here is my suggestion. Stop and park. Check your revel, the open area all around between your slide and coach. It should all be the same size gap. If not, stop and call Newmar. If the gap is equal then: deploy your jacks, recheck your revel. If it is still even open your slide. If the revel/gap is not equal, pull your jacks up and recheck your revel. If the gap is now equal deploy your slide then set your jacks down.

What you are accounting for is a twist (technically a deflection) in your coach frame. I think you are on a Ford chassis so folks reading this who have a freightliner or spartan chassis your experience will be different. I am on a freightliner STAR chassis and have no chassis deflection no matter how I deploy my slides.

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Old 10-04-2016, 04:39 AM   #4
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I will level, check the reveal, then if good, extend the slides. If not good, de-level and try again.

The main thrust of the Newmar FWS method is to check the reveal. I would think that leveling after deployment would still result in a level situation though it may take more effort to do so.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:40 AM   #5
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On my most recent trip to Nappanee, my tech told me that the recommended practice for Newmar coaches is to extend the slides and then level. When breaking camp, start engine long enough for airbags to start inflating, retract jacks and then retract the slides.

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I have a 2013 Ventana 4018 - I have been watching these threads about leveling, extending, etc. with obvious interest. Is there some solid instructions (written) from Newmar on this. Not some "tech says" verbal info.

I have to say, leveling FIRST makes the most sense to me. Retract FIRST, then jacks up when leaving.

What have we heard, if the reveal LOOKS OK then extend. If not, then level??? So why not level first and be done with it?

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FWS's have been discussed many times and this thread will explain a few things to know.
This thread will show what might happen if the slide reveal is not checked.
On your Ford chassis it would be best to lift each chassis side rail individually so if you have AUTO LEVEL your chassis frame will not be twisted which can cause slide problem and even pop out your windshield.
On your jack pad the side arrows will operate the front and rear jacks, manually,. of the passenger or drivers side rails of chassis.
When operated the jacks will drop and first one hitting the ground will stop and wait for other jack to hit the ground than they will both lift rail to level position.
You would than lift the opposite rail.
These threads are from the QT's # 3 link as all the links below in my signature will have info for your Newmar.
Also in QT's # 3 there is a section devoted to just the Bay Star models.
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