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Old 03-30-2023, 11:46 AM   #1
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Self leveling

Will be doing a couple of harvest host traveling back to Dallas area. I have a question on if I need to disconnect from my F250 or is is ok to leave on hitch. Should I use levelers if connected to truck. Thanks in Advance. 5er is. Vilano 390 LK.
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Old 03-30-2023, 01:06 PM   #2
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Don't use auto level while hitched.
Manually level or unhitch.
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Old 03-30-2023, 01:24 PM   #3
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I couldn’t tell how many times I auto-leveled my motorhome and put my slides out on a overnight stay with my Jeep still hooked up. Just going to Florida and back this winter I did it at Kings Dominion KOA, Lumberton KOA. Savannah South KOA on the way down. Big Rig RV Resort, North Point RV Resort, Kind Dominion KOA, and Candy Hill Campground on the way back.
I do it all the time.
Next morning, I unplug, put my slides in, up the jacks and leave.
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Old 03-30-2023, 01:55 PM   #4
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Leveling on the hitch sounds like a bad idea. I stayed over night a few times and stayed connected to the truck and I did minimal leveling. Nothing too extreme
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...........I have a question on if I need to disconnect from my F250 or is is ok to leave on hitch. Should I use levelers if connected to truck......
If you are just camping there and not disconnecting the truck use the manual level control to lower the jacks for stabilization, otherwise disconnect the trailer from the truck, move the truck forward clear of the cab and auto level.
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Old 03-30-2023, 06:57 PM   #6
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Thanks all. Sorry. I meant to ask about manually leveling the rear levels and not the front while connected. So your replies helped me alot. To the Journey.
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Old 03-30-2023, 07:18 PM   #7
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One other item if staying hitched on a quick overnight stop…..
If you plan to plug into shore power, I recommend unplugging the trailer lights from the truck. In the unlikely but possible event of a power surge that gets past your surge protector/EMA to the trailer, it can’t damage your truck’s 12v circuitry.

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Old 03-31-2023, 09:31 PM   #8
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it takes minutes to unhook from a 5ver and hit the auto level button and your truck is available immediately in the event of an emergency.
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