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Old 10-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Leveling sequence

Took our coach in (2009 HR Endevour) 2 weeks ago for some end of season maintenance work (19 items on punch list). We were told in Feb when we picked up coach to dump air then level, then put slides out. Seams simple enough. First time out in March and every time we moved thereafter. Turned coach off dumped air bags, but would not level with ignition on, had to have engine running and hold dump button hit brakes and hold leveling button.( If leveled without dumping air bags, step was tooo high and coach seamed shacky.) Other wise a low voltage warning light comes on and nothing happens. Also street side slide back inside corner of wall was hitting bathroom wall scrapped wood pretty bad. Assuming slide out of adjustment right. Not according to dealership. Drove 2 1/2 hours back to dealership and they say PUT SLIDES OUT FIRST then LEVEL COACH that's why its rubbing. And as for the leveling part with engine running is normal, that's how HR designed it to be done. Am I being giving a line of [moderator edit]!!!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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I open slide . . . dump and level . . . engine off. Mine won't level without motor running
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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Slides out then level makes the most sense. Leveling can and usually does put some twist on the frame. Slide outs first keeps the slideout aligned to the frame just as when they put the coach together.
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On fourth MH with slides, One Monaco, one Holiday Rambler and two Tiffins and was always told to NEVER put slides out before leveling. I can't imagine why any manufacture would condone slideouts out first then level ???
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Slides out

Just purchase my HR and according to the manual must have the air bags inflated and then put slides out, then level with jacks. To retract the slides must start engine and fill the air bags once filled, shut engine off and retract slides then raise leveling jacks. Google for owners manual of your rv and you will find the instructions listed by the manufacturer.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
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This is bizarre and incomprehensible. You would always dump
the air bags, level the coach and then deploy the slides.
Anything else is completely illogical, and makes no sense.
Think about it !
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #7
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This is bizarre and incomprehensible. You would always dump
the air bags, level the coach and then deploy the slides.
Anything else is completely illogical, and makes no sense.
Think about it !
I agree.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #8
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On my last coach, a Rexhall Rexair, I had to level the coach before putting out the slide. If it was not level, the slide would bind up and not go out. If the coach settled while I was parked, I had to level it again or the slide would bind up and not come in. On my present coach, the slides goes out first. Then level the coach and finally dump the air. When I get ready to leave, I have to start the engine and fill the air bags, then raise the levelers and finally bring the slides back in. By not following this procedure, some have popped out their windshields. It has something to do with the way the coach was put together at the factory.
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On my last coach, a Rexhall Rexair, I had to level the coach before putting out the slide. If it was not level, the slide would bind up and not go out. If the coach settled while I was parked, I had to level it again or the slide would bind up and not come in. On my present coach, the slides goes out first. Then level the coach and finally dump the air. When I get ready to leave, I have to start the engine and fill the air bags, then raise the levelers and finally bring the slides back in. By not following this procedure, some have popped out their windshields. It has something to do with the way the coach was put together at the factory.
If you level then dump your air, you are no longer level... Makes no sense...
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My air bag ride height adjustment keeps the coach level even with the air dumped. It levels it at a lower height.
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My air bag ride height adjustment keeps the coach level even with the air dumped. It levels it at a lower height.
My bad...
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Our Monaco manual states find a site as level as possible,slides out,dump air then level. I try to remember SDL.slides, dump,level and reverse when leaving.
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Originally Posted by macadnphyl
This is bizarre and incomprehensible. You would always dump
the air bags, level the coach and then deploy the slides.
Anything else is completely illogical, and makes no sense.
Think about it !



Agree 100%
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If you have a HWH leveling system it says to level while the engine is running. Otherwise, if you have weak DC voltage, the HWH system will not operate properly.
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