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Old 05-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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2012 Knight leveling procedure

I'm kinda confused...but what is the leveling procedure. The manual has slide out procedure; leveling procedure, but it does not say which you do first....we had a quick course when we picked up the new unit, but with way too much information in a long day; I've forgotten if you level, then put out the slides or put out the slides and then level....I only have the auto air leveling, not the jacks.
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To be sure I would call Navastar Monaco and ask the service rep. deSanford
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Monaco has always said slides out while at ride height then level. I think this is because they have always used a 3 jack hyraulic system which tends to torque the frame. I also have air leveling only and have always leveled first and never had a problem.
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Monaco has always said slides out while at ride height then level. I think this is because they have always used a 3 jack hyraulic system which tends to torque the frame. I also have air leveling only and have always leveled first and never had a problem.
With the auto level system, it just seems like there's gonna be a lot of wiggling around with the air going here and there in split seconds....kind of like shaking the coach side to side and front and back with all the weight on the outside.
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The 3 jack system DOESN'T cause the chassis to twist. deSanford
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Yes I know....I don't have that, it was an add on that the salesguy said wasn't needed/
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The air leveling operates fairly slowly and very smoothly.

If the 3 jack system does not torque the frame why the slides out first procedure? Other manufacturers using the HWH 4 jack system say level first. I'm convinced that it has to do with 4 tires which are all suppose to remain on the ground and the 3 jacks. That's why windshields pop out at the corners.
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I will call the service rep tomorrow for advice.....thanks to all for the help!
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Not all Monaco products have the 3 point. Actually many have the 4 point like mine.
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Monaco went with the 3 jack system so the windshield wouldn't pop out. On the older Monaco's with two separate windshields the 4 jack system worked OK....except if you manually adjusted the jacks you could "TORQUE" the frame. deSanford
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With air leveling, Monaco has always advised ... travel height, slides out, then level. When preparing to move ... start engine, allow air bags time to fully inflate, adjust to travel height, and pull in slides.
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With air leveling, Monaco has always advised ... travel height, slides out, then level. When preparing to move ... start engine, allow air bags time to fully inflate, adjust to travel height, and pull in slides.
Thanks! I thought that is what I heard when we got it, but reading the manual, it doesn't really say that....it also makes sense when you think about it. My concerns were that it would really shake it as it auto levels.
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When the coach is built and the slides are fitted and adjusted the coach is at ride height and on a level floor. deSanford
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For my 2011 Knight, extend slides. Turn off engine. Let air out of system (manual says lower to 60psi). Restart engine. Level coach. Turn off engine.
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