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Old 10-06-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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Power Gear - Zero Set?

Hello fellow RV'ers:

Need some help with a 2007 Monaco Executive.

When the coach is parked in the "Auto" mode, a level position is maintained. However, when I start to drive, the coach automatically enters the "Travel" mode and the begins leaning slowly to the side. This causes the entrance door to not re-latch if opened. Obviously, the frame is twisting.

When driving the coach, is the air suspension controlled via the Power Gear or a separate system while in Travel" mode?

Does the Power Gear "Zero Set" procedure set level when the coach is in "Travel mode?"

Thanks, Bill

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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Hi Bill, can't imagine that you are twisting enough with the air level to make the door not fit. ( Unless you have some severe frame issue, but you would know that without doing what you are doing). If your coach is like mine, when you put it in gear there is an air seal that inflates around the entrance door. If it is not releasing properly that could make your door very hard to open or close. Hopefully some others will chime in, I don't know about a zero setting for the Pwr. Gear, but you might be able to call Monaco tech (877-466-6226) and ask them about it. Randy

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Old 10-06-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Have you tried to put the coach in travel mode before starting to drive? A good idea especially if the site is not level. Also according to Monaco you should put it in travel, let it come up on the air, then bring in the slides, then move. I agree that it sounds like your inflatable door seal is interfering with the door closure. Try closing the door, putting it in travel, waiting until it is fully on its air, bring in the slides, then moving. JMHO.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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When in Travel mode you are using the chassis leveling unless you have a valve stuck. There should be a linkage going from the front axle to the leveling valve and there are 2 leveling valves on the rear. measure your rear air bag height in travel mode. They should be the same on each side without looking at your coach specs they should be around 9in from top of air bag to bottom of air bag.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:02 AM   #5
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The following is in response to an inquiry made to Valid per this issue.

In travel mode the suspension is controlled by the mechanical ride height valves originally equipped with the chassis, not directly by the Valid leveling system. Zero set has no effect on the position of the coach in travel mode.

Generally, adjustments to the mechanical ride height valves can be done by Monaco or Fleetwood dealers. Often heavy truck shops are able to perform this service as well.

Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding your leveling system.

Thank you,

Dan North
Service Coordinator
Valid Manufacturing Ltd.
Phone: (250) 832-6477 x 218
Fax: (250) 832-7746

I think with the above information I can now address my issue. Thanks to all that responded.

PS: If your leveling system is AIR only, you must contact Valid per the above contact information- PowerGear cannot help you.

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