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Old 01-20-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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Anthem auto leveling- hydraulic, air, or both?

Does anyone know if the Anthem has both auto air leveling and auto hydraulic leveling or is air leveling just on the Cornerstone?
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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Air leveling is only on the Cornerstone...would be surprised to see them add it to the Anthem as it is a big discriminator for the next level up.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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also it is very easy to set the level when you get it there so it will level each time you hit it..................
Setting the Null: The Null or “level position” has been preset from the

factory. However, if the coach is not level following an attempt to AUTOLEVEL
™, the Null is easy to reprogram. To set the null, push and release
the POWER keypad button to engage power. The LED next to the POWER
button should be lit RED when power is on. Level the coach by deploying
jacks manually (using the DOWN
keypad buttons, extend each jack until the

coach is level), or by simply parking the coach on a level site. You do not
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need to have jacks deployed to set the null. Use a bubble level on a flat
surface in the center of the coach as a reference. Once the coach is level, turn
the POWER off at the panel. Depress and hold the AUTO-LEVEL™ keypad
button. Continue to hold the AUTO-LEVEL™ button and press release the
POWER button, and listen for a series of beeps. After the panel has
beeped 5 to 6 times, release the AUTO-LEVEL™ button (the keypad will
continue to beep as long as the AUTO-LEVEL™ button is held). The new
null has been set and the panel will maintain this setting. Press and release
the ALL RETRACT button to retract the jacks to the stowed position.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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It would be nice if Entegra offered air leveling as an option. I know Tiffen offers it on the Allegro Bus as an upgrade. There are times when it might be difficult to use leveling jacks and it would be nice to have the option of selecting air leveling. (muddy ground or when boon docking at a Walmart parking lot for a night.
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I am not sure but I know the entegra jacks come up with great psi force how are the air about coming up, in say muddy or sandy condition. because im curious.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:31 PM   #6
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The air leveling does not use the jacks at all so it does not matter if the ground is muddy or sandy. It is using air bags on the chassis. Air is added or released based on whatever it takes to get the bus to level. Air leveling works well if there is not a need for a huge adjustment to get to level. Most use it in those situations where one is pulling into a rest stop or just for one night.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:40 AM   #7
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If the ground is too soft for the jacks, you will have a high probability of getting stuck, so level will be the least of your worries. We do a ton of desert camping and have never had an issue in sand and dirt on the Anthem with the jacks. We have stuck the drive axle though so remember to dump the air in your tag in low traction and carry traction mats if its really bad.
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If the ground is too soft for the jacks, you will have a high probability of getting stuck, so level will be the least of your worries. We do a ton of desert camping and have never had an issue in sand and dirt on the Anthem with the jacks. We have stuck the drive axle though so remember to dump the air in your tag in low traction and carry traction mats if its really bad.
I have been in situations where the ground was okay for the tires but too soft for the jacks. The coach drove fine but the jacks just sunk in the mud. Also, jacks can make damaging holes in parking lot asphalt, especially in hot weather. I never put my jacks down in these situations without a strong wooden jack pad underneath to spread the weight. Air levelling would be good to have in these scenarios.

Having said that, these coaches can tolerate off-level due to their residential refrigerators, so unless the slope is uncomfortable, I often do not level at all. With the RV-type absorption refrigerators, you had to be level or refrigerator damage would occur. Not so with the residential fridge, so levelling is not required at all in many situations.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #9
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I have air leveling on my current coach. I do not like it. Yes its convenient but there is way too much movement in the coach when someone is walking around. With jacks its much less movement.
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To each their own. We use air leveling except on very rare occasions. We find the movement very minor when compared to the hassle of jack pads, etc.

Jacks will almost always sink into wet grass on soft ground.

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #11
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I guess it depends on the location. We dont do much dirt camping so soft ground is never an issue. I see if it were muddy air leveling would be great.
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