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Old 05-24-2021, 10:59 AM   #1
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Slides Without Leveling?

Not my thread but might still fit. New to the Monaco, can I push them out while at ride ht and not bother leveling if in my driveway. I have auto level but know it could never get to level. How much out of level can it stay at while at ride ht and slides out?
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Old 05-28-2021, 04:56 AM   #2
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Ok this post got moved from a different thread to its own by a moderator which is ok. There just so many slide threads going on right now. Hereís the dilemma that Iím not 100% clear on.
Ok after leveling with auto level from ride ht position how do you get the coach to ride ht again from level before bringing slides back in as suggested. Iím in my driveway currently there is a slope I have 4.5Ē of blocking under the front wheels to help with the leveling, but auto level cannot handle the difference, however the ďexcessive slopeĒ light is not on so Iím assuming itís level enough and now how do I get it to ride ht or do I just bring in the slides and and start the engine and let it do itís thing? Very confusing.
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Old 05-28-2021, 05:06 AM   #3
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Start your engine and push the off button on your air level system. This will let the air bags air up to ride height.
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Old 05-28-2021, 06:12 AM   #4
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Start your engine and push the off button on your air level system. This will let the air bags air up to ride height.


Great thatís the answer Iím looking for. The HWH guide is confusing. There is a lot of steps to go thru just to bring the slides back in for a short period of time after leveling and then back out again to achieve level.
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Usually you press travel to get to ride height, and you should be at ride height to extend or retract your slides.
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Start your engine and push the off button on your air level system. This will let the air bags air up to ride height.
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One word of caution here Todd. Let's assume that you have dumped all the air to get the step closer to the ground. When you start the engine and turn off the HWH leveling system the "Travel" light will come on before the coach is actually at travel height! If you were to start driving as soon as the light comes on you could damage the front tires against the wheel wells! I always do a visual check of the actual height before pulling out!
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Yep thanks Joe.
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Ok here we go again. Iím in my driveway Iíve driven up on 4 1/2Ē of blocks on the front. The coach is at Travel ht as it should be before I drove up on the blocks. The coach isnít level but is at Travel height so I push the bedroom slide out because thatís really the one I need out. Now I go to Auto level and instead of it inflating it purges off some air I think front drivers side. I was expecting it to inflate. Now keep in mind itís not level I manually raised the front some not much but itís level enough to get around comfortably, I didnít want to manually over extend the front airbags.
Now to get back at Travel ht. after being leveled which it is not, I turn off the Auto leveler start the coach let it seek Travel ht and then pull the slide in and then drive off my blocks? I know why itís saying to extend at Travel ht. but how much out of level AT TRAVEL HT IS IT OK TO EXTEND? This is what is not being explained. Click image for larger version

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You should be fine extending / retracting your slides at 'travel' height, where you are parked.

I'm just concerned if one corner is much higher or lower than the rest.
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You can extend or retract the slides at travel height, whether it's level or not. I don't think it would be possible to over-extend the airbags.

The reason for operating the slideouts at travel height is so the entire chassis is flat, even though not level. When you level, one corner of the chassis could be "twisted" and could affect the slideout mechanism.
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So you guys understand what I was asking it seems. So even if not very level as long as itís at ride ht as it is in my driveway go ahead. I donít really need it level to do what I want to do after pushing slides out so I could just leave it at ride ht and push them out and not even worry about leveling after that. Itís the bigger slides that are on arms that concerned me more.
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Yep, your fine.

If you have an absorption fridge, I wouldn't turn it on at that slope.
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Yep, your fine.

If you have an absorption fridge, I wouldn't turn it on at that slope.
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