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Old 07-08-2021, 08:28 PM   #1
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2021 Bounder leveling

I am on the road in my Bounder and am having a problem with the leveling system. It will level the RV up and after about 2 hours, it is out of level again, the left side being lower (too low) each time. What is the problem/fix for this? It is a Lippert system.
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Check your hydraulic fluid level in the reservoir and top off if necessary
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Prior to adding any fluid, make sure anything that is hydraulic is closed or retracted. That way you can determine if you are really low and not overfill the reservoir.
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Old 07-09-2021, 08:27 AM   #4
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I am not a real fan of the Power Gear levelers I have on my '16 Bounder. I believe these are the same the OP is referencing.
My auto level stopped working years ago and all Lippert would say is to start by replacing this part and if that didn't work replace another part and so on. My manual works but you need to understand the operation of the system
That said, another thing I don't like about it is the front jacks need to be high enough so the actually "leveling" jacks for left to right ( the rear ones) can do the left to right leveling. This make you raise the rear more than actually necessary to level left and right.
The front jacks raise front but they have a valve in there that lets the pressure equalize so the front will move left and right when you hit the left and right leveling buttons. These buttons only move the left and right rear jacks. Those buttons do move the front left and right jacks.
Long winded answer, but maybe your fronts are not up high enough and not allowing level properly and/or are taking a lot of time to "equalize" which is allowing the out of level left to right over time. Something to consider.
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If what computerguy says about the operation of your leveling system is correct, then the left side rear jack hydraulic valve, on the pump, is leaking hydraulic fluid back into the tank. Those valves can usually be operated (opened) manually by rotating a screw in the center of the solenoid winding. It could be that the screw isn't tight to keep it from leaking, or you could have a leaky valve.
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I am on the road in my Bounder and am having a problem with the leveling system. It will level the RV up and after about 2 hours, it is out of level again, the left side being lower (too low) each time. What is the problem/fix for this? It is a Lippert system.


You have a 2021 what does dealer and fleetwood say?
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It's not uncommon to sink a bit into the ground after leveling also. We use Snapads and they helped a lot with sinking. We add 3/4" plywood sheets we cut to 2'x2' to place under them when the ground is really soft. Helps a lot. When our old coach was new the jacks would also sink a bit after leveling that didn't have to do with the ground. Just when I thought it was a big enough problem to do something about, it stopped. Never did a thing.
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Old 07-09-2021, 06:29 PM   #8
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I have checked fluid level in tank. It is a bit low but not enough to concern me. I will fill it when I leave this campground and head for a city where I can buy some. Today, parked and I am maintaining level, but this bothers me more since problem is intermittent. I tried to find Lippert manual online and had no success. RV is out of warranty, but next step is to call Fleetwood.
Anybody know where I can find Lippert manual?
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Usually a Google search will find the manual for it. The model is usually on the control panel in the dash area.
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Old 07-20-2021, 03:10 PM   #10
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Download the app;
“Lippert now”
It will have all the info you need for any Lippert product including troubleshooting individual devices.
Good luck and God bless
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l have a 2007 Terra with elecric Lippert system and it always moving down on me
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I am on the road in my Bounder and am having a problem with the leveling system. It will level the RV up and after about 2 hours, it is out of level again, the left side being lower (too low) each time. What is the problem/fix for this? It is a Lippert system.
Are you leveling before or after your wall slide is deployed? Are you using the "auto" level or manually leveling? I have a 2011 35H and know that after I deploy the jacks and level (I always use the "manual" function) and then deploy the slides it will require some additional adjustment.
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:47 PM   #13
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I now have the Lippert Now app. I am going to spend some time with this app and the leveling system and hopefully will understand it when I am done.

I level the RV before extending the slide outs. I check with a small level before and after extending slide outs. There is always a difference, but if the bubble stays between the lines, I’m ok with it.
Haven’t had problems since my original post, but I’ve received a lot of helpful comments here. Thanks to all.
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