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Old 02-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #15
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When i was confident we were completely level using a small bubble level in several locations and all doors not moving either way when open I calibrated the auto level to that position.

I have reverted to the manual level option. I find it uses less jack stroke usually, and our control panel tells you to .10 of a degree of level each way. I know the numbers i see on the control panel are quite accurate (for us anyway) because they completely agree with the bubble level and the swinging door test.

The manual option is easy to do and takes a very smalll amount of practice. Using the control panel degree out of level screen I now know how much out of level each jack can correct. If it is beyond the limit, I just use spacer pads to help the jack a bit before I even try to level.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:58 PM   #16
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How far out of level will the leveling system correct?
If you have the Lippert system it will level the coach up to 3* out of level either side to side or front to back
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:07 PM   #17
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When i was confident we were completely level using a small bubble level in several locations and all doors not moving either way when open I calibrated the auto level to that position.

I have reverted to the manual level option. I find it uses less jack stroke usually, and our control panel tells you to .10 of a degree of level each way. I know the numbers i see on the control panel are quite accurate (for us anyway) because they completely agree with the bubble level and the swinging door test.

The manual option is easy to do and takes a very smalll amount of practice. Using the control panel degree out of level screen I now know how much out of level each jack can correct. If it is beyond the limit, I just use spacer pads to help the jack a bit before I even try to level.


How do you find the control panel degree out of level screen?
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:04 AM   #18
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The amount of out of level will be displayed on the message line when in the manual mode. Here's a link to the Winnebago quick reference guide on how to operate the system:


http://www.lci1.com/images/support/lipsheet/0231.pdf


About 2/3 of the way down the first page it explains how to use the system in the manual mode.


When we initially tried to use the system in the automatic mode on our 2013 Adventurer it wanted to raise one or more of the front wheels off the ground even when we were on a level surface. We performed the recalibration and have never had a problem since.


Now the only time it wants to raise a wheel off the ground is when the surface is extremely out of level. If the site is really bad it will display a message that the jacks are fully extended and the coach cannot be leveled.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:23 AM   #19
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How do you find the control panel degree out of level screen?
As stated above it is displayed in manual mode. Simply scroll down thru the menu, look at degrees out of level. Before we park I eyeball the site if it is not concrete and park so that the rear will not have to be raised too far and lift either wheel off the ground.

I find I can correct 3 deg side to side without shimming the jacks. Front to back I am not sure how many degrees it is, I just look now and can tell.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:01 PM   #20
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thank you for all the advice and concern. so an update, we purchased the coach, and the leveling system worked fine when going through the demo. I went into the coach and went to hit auto level so my wife can put all our belongings in it from the old MH, and I got an error, ' Retract time out' and 'return leveler for service'. i can't believe this, the 2 things i wanted was auto tank flush and auto leveler, and the one does not work.
I called the salesman and he told me how to reset it, (i am out of town on buisness) and told me I probably did not turn it off when i should have.
i cannot believe we have to be this meticulas on such a system. I am concerned that this will happen away from home. I don't want to worry once i go somewhere, i just want to go, thats why i got rid of the 2002 unit,,


ugh, KILL ME!!!!
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:27 PM   #21
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TConn,

Those error messages are not unusual and not of much concern. They did startle me the first few times. Just figure out how to do a system reset and try again. Also, learn how to do a manual level.

I think my system reset is holding two keys down, and manual mode is somewhere in the menus. Sometimes auto level just doesn't want to work right.

Wait a minute or more after leveling before you shut down the system - it likes that better.

Those messages are truly no big deal.

Cheers!
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:15 AM   #22
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thank you! i guess i am just a glass half empty guy. i can't imagine the leveling system is not well engineered. I'll get over it.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:46 PM   #23
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thank you! i guess i am just a glass half empty guy. i can't imagine the leveling system is not well engineered. I'll get over it.
It is possible the system was never "0" calibrated by the dealer. It only takes a couple minutes to clear the codes and recalibrate the system. The entire process is outlined on page 3 of the document I linked in my previous post.

To clear the codes turn the system ON then hit the "enter" and "retract" buttons at the same time. This will bring you back to the "home" screen, then hit the "retract" button a second time to be sure all jacks are retracted.

To calibrate the system be sure you are in a level spot. Make sure the system is in the "OFF" and depress the front arrow 5 times. Then depress the rear arrow 5 times.

The touch pad will turn on in the "calibrate" mode.
Now use the arrows to level the coach. You should see the coach position relative to level left to right when you push either the left or right arrow. continue to depress the arrow on the side with the amber light. When the coach is close to level left to right you should see a rapidly blinking green light centered between the arrows. Continue with short touches to extend either the left or right jacks until the screen displays "0". The coach should now be level left to right.

Next press either the forward or reverse arrow to see the relative level position front to rear. Follow the same procedures with the forward and reverse arrows as you previously used with the left and right arrows.

When the coach is level both left to right and front to rear the screen will display "SUCCESS". The system should shut off then turn back on and perform an "auto retract"

To check the system press the "auto level" button to verify the system is properly calibrated. the final step is to push the "retract" button and verify all jacks have returned to the storage position and no error code is displayed.
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