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Old 04-03-2020, 06:59 PM   #1
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Atwood levelers

I am looking at buying a 2008 Phaeton.
The inspection went well except the levelers dont work. The inspector could not them to come on.
Should I move on, buy with a discount and replace them or try to repair?
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:08 PM   #2
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You cannot buy parts for the Leveleg systems. This includes the computer board, or the mechanical parts for the legs. Some have purchased a different system and had them installed to replace the Atwood system. I would get a RV dealer/ supplier give you quote to replace the system. Then you would know what the replacement would cost. Good Luck.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:04 PM   #3
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90% of the problems with Atwood levelers, turns out to be corroded connections, and/or a bad ground.

First be sure to have the engine running. Lippert told me that the levelegs of that era need to see 13 -13.5 volts, which your alternator puts out.

If it still won't turn on then, clean the connection on the engine battery and you will likely be in business.

If you buy it, I recommend also cleaning all connectors at the control module with DeOxit.

BTW. Lippert owns Atwood and has a few NOS key pads, depending on model. (that is probably NOT your problem) There is also at least one company that will completely rebuild the controller at a reasonable price.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:38 PM   #4
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My 07 Discovery has Atwood Levelegs. You can absolutely still buy parts for them, fake news by those who tell you that you can't

I replaced a gear on two separate occasions. I then pulled all four legs and tack welded the jack plate to the legs. Only held by 4 peens/leg!
Been trouble free last 4 years and 40K miles.

I'll most likely pull them this spring and give each a good lube!

I can dig up pics if you'd like to see my work I did on them. Not the best electric jacks but if you know hour levelegs and treat them nice they will last a lifetime.
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Old 04-04-2020, 06:20 PM   #5
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My 07 Discovery has Atwood Levelegs. You can absolutely still buy parts for them, fake news by those who tell you that you can't

I replaced a gear on two separate occasions. I then pulled all four legs and tack welded the jack plate to the legs. Only held by 4 peens/leg!
Been trouble free last 4 years and 40K miles.

I'll most likely pull them this spring and give each a good lube!

I can dig up pics if you'd like to see my work I did on them. Not the best electric jacks but if you know hour levelegs and treat them nice they will last a lifetime.
I tried several years ago to buy parts and at that time I was told no parts available by "Atwood". Since then I've seen several people searching for parts, some have been able to buy used parts. If they the parts are available please include that information-- especially if the control boards are available. Safe travels.
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:14 PM   #6
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My delima is that I have not bought this coach, yet.
Do I need to go forward?
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:33 PM   #7
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That's your call. Jack issue could be as simple as a sheer pin.
Atwood would only sell the motor/transmission and the sheer pins. Not sure if they still do.
Jacks are easy to work on.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:13 PM   #8
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My delima is that I have not bought this coach, yet.
Do I need to go forward?
I think with all the things going on right now with the covid 19, you probably have some time to do some research and then make decision. I don't think RVs are selling very fast. Usually discretionary spending like a RV sales is the first to tank. But I'm not looking either. Do some checking and find out if parts are available and what dealers would charge to fix them. Like what was said early its your choice.
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My delima is that I have not bought this coach, yet.
Do I need to go forward?
Only if you figure a new leveling system in addition to the price of the RV.


Been there, done that, wasted money on repairs and ended up having new system installed.
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Parts are now available from Lippert. Search some of the more recent posts on here. Or, just call Lippert and ask.
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I tried several years ago to buy parts and at that time I was told no parts available by "Atwood". Since then I've seen several people searching for parts, some have been able to buy used parts. If they the parts are available please include that information-- especially if the control boards are available. Safe travels.
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Parts are now available from Lippert. Search some of the more recent posts on here. Or, just call Lippert and ask.
That's good news, for Leveleg owners. Hopefully the replacement parts are better than the original parts. I never really got my system to consistently level my coach. I would calibrate and reteach it level and it would work for a bit then, it wouldn't level. But that MH is long gone.

Anyway good to know you can at least some parts from Lippert. Thank you for the information. Safe Travels!
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Leveleg jacks are very easy to work on. The OP's leveleg could just need a new transmission.
Ill have to dig up some of my photos.

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My experience with Atwood is a disaster. Get ready to just pony up and replace the whole system! I spent months looking for a control board replacement 4 years ago. The recommend solution ( per Newmar) was to replace the entire system. And Newmar helped me with 40% of the replacement cost from Atwood.

Last year the “ new “ system front legs failed. Now Atwood sold the business to Lippert. Lippert has no parts. Again, I spent weeks looking for parts. 4 different repair places struck out. I gave up and replace the whole thing with a new HWH hydraulic system.

These guys telling you parts are available. Get a phone number and check it for yourself. I hope I am wrong, but if you can buy a couple of extra legs, and,for sure, a control board, you better buy them.
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This is from Feb 14 2020

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/fix...ml#post5147643

Quote: On: 02-14-2020 10:34 AM


Hi Guys,

I hit pay dirt on my Atwood Levelegs controller* issue! I contacted Lippert Components last week at lci1.com and asked them if they had any recos regarding Atwood replacement parts. I was gob smacked when they replied:

Part # 80618 changes to part # 678784. Your cost $517.95. This is a kit that includes both the controller AND keypad)

Part # 66555 (Key pad only) changes to part # 678414. Your cost $180.95.

We currently have the parts in stock and they can be ordered by calling 1-574-537-8900.

So, I promptly ordered the kit, and this morning I hooked everything up and presto…. My jacks are functional once again!**

There, I looked it up for you.
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