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Old 06-03-2018, 08:16 AM   #1
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Firestone air leveling process for DP

Not sure about the leveling procedures for '05 Scepter auto air leveling system.
Have the dreaded Firestone air leveling system. No other way to level.

There is no "air dump" button. Do we need to just lower the entire motorhome? Do we camp with it in the lowest position? Store it in the lowest position?

Thanks for your help. Read the manual from cover to cover. No details there.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:39 AM   #2
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You don't dump air on that system you just hit the horizon level button and it does the work for you.


Make sure you have the grounding update done. If not that system can be really flakey.


June 29, 2005
Firestone has found a ground noise issue on a number of Monaco coaches. The ground noise can
potentially cause a coach to not level properly when using the Horizon Level feature. Because of the
variation in ground noise between vehicles, the leveling error can vary from slightly noticeable with use
a level to obviously detectable. As well, some vehicles may have no issue with achieving a level
stance. Because it is difficult to determine the ground noise of each vehicle, we recommend making
revisions to the system grounding as a precaution for all vehicles.
After making the grounding revisions, a vehicle that previously did not level properly should easily
achieve level. If it does not, there may be calibration errors. In this case, the calibration software
should be used to recalibrate the vehicle on a level surface. An improperly calibrated vehicle will not
level regardless of the ground noise issue.
The following directions describe the process to modify the wiring on existing vehicles.
1. Disconnect the air manifold connector and locate the ground wire on the "System Side." This will be
located at Pin F.
2. Pull about 12" of the ground wire out from the harness and cut it.
3. Tape off the remaining wire in the harness and the put the protective covering back on it.
4. Crimp a ring terminal on the 12" ground wire that was pulled out.
5. Unbolt the outermost accelerometer bolt and scrape the paint off of the bracket below the bolt
hole.
6. Connect the ring terminal onto the bolt that was taken out of the accelerometer and tighten the
bolt again.
7. Secure the harness with a wire tie to prevent excess vibration at the connectors.
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We have the Firestone system. Lower the coach to the lowest level then horizontal level.
Look at this thread http://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172147

It has the contact information for the person at Firestone that can answer your questions and send you the instruction manual. Give him a call. He answered a question for me last week.
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The Firestone system always tries to level by lowering first, then it will add air only after lowering doesn't work. The manual says you can be at any height when pushing the horizon button.
If needed, I have the owners manual, troubleshooting guide, grounding update and reprogramming software. Just PM your email and I will send what I have.


I spent may hours on this system on my 2005 Imperial and when set up right it's a nice system, but complicated. That's why they discontinued it.
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Here is a link to the Intelliride website too:


https://www.driveriteair.com/catalog/product/Monaco-318
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