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Old 04-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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'06 Camelot Leveling Jacks

I'm having a bit of an argument with my leveling jacks. Can't quite figure out how they are supposed to work.

Do I need to dump the air before I hit the Leveling Jack button or not? Somewhere I thought I was told or I read that when I press the Jack AUTO button the system automatically dumps the air. However, I've noticed that when I do this the coach is pretty high off the ground and the jacks are extended quite a bit. In some cases almost all the way out to get the coach leveled, and in a couple of cases the Auto mode was not able to level it.

Yesterday, it didn't level itself to well in the auto mode, so I switched to MANUAL and tried to level it. I retracted the jacks and then Manually re-leveled. I was able to level it but since all the air was out, it ended up being very close to the ground and the jacks are just barely out. Is this okay, or should I redo it again only in AUTO mode?

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Old 04-30-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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Jack confusion

On my 07 Dip you must first dump the air manually & then choose either Man. or auto. on the leveling control pad.
I am not aware of one that automatically dumps the air for you
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fyi, my knight uses a 3 leg powergear hydraulic with auto.

Spent some time getting to know this system at first. There is a procedure to set what is "Level" very important.

When I hit auto, it does dump the air, but doesn't wait for the coach to settle before going thru it's thing. It also lowered the rear jacks first... don't know why, but it's wrong. And the coach always ends up way up in the air.

I always level manually. Shut down the engine, hit the air dump, then I stroke the brake pedal till she's all the way down, 45 psi or less.
Front jack first (note you have to hold the manual button 5 or 6 seconds until the light comes on) to raise the front maybe 2"
Both rears until they hit the ground, depending on how level the site isn't.
Low side rear to level the back, then touchup if it ain't quite perfect.
I like to keep her as low as possible.
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On my 07 Dip you must first dump the air manually & then choose either Man. or auto. on the leveling control pad.
I am not aware of one that automatically dumps the air for you
On my 2010 Itasca Journey Express, the auto level button dumps the air, then levels the coach.
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Bob MrV is correct - on my 06 Diplomat You block the tires so after you let the air out the rig won't move-- then dump air--- then i manually set the front legs first---it's suppose to be better on the windshield----then set the low side rear---last bring down the other rear leg just enough to be on the ground for support!!!! It seems that AUTO does it backwards and causes a lot of windshields to crack from stress using AUTO!!!!!!

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I dump manually, the let the auto setting do the rest. On my unit the front jack extends first like it's supposed to.
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Hey Ron glad in 09 that Monaco got the auto leveling right---wish someone would tell the rest of us how to reset the auto leveling to do it correctly,if in fact it can be reset!!!

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I always dump the air first then hit auto level. The front leg always comes down first then the rears.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:55 AM   #9
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JimM... thanks. What you described makes sense to me. I'll try your method. One other thing though, have you ever noticed the PowerGear Hydraulic Tank overflowing, I think it's happening when the jacks are retracting. Mine's done it twice now. Once about two weeks ago when I tried leveling it automatically, and it didn't do a good job so I retracted the jacks and then leveled it manually. Then again a couple of days ago with the same situation, didn't level properly in AUTO so I retracted and re-leveled Manually. It never seems to do it when I retract them normally after I've been parked for awhile and retract them to get underway. It only seems to do it when I'm messing with them just after I've extended them then retracted immediately.

When it happens it appears to come out of the fill cap vent hole. The tank is NOT overfilled. If anything it's a little on the low side.
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