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Old 03-10-2011, 02:57 PM   #41
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Neither of my DPs that that either - 04 Journey and 06 Ambassador. Manual dump process. When the engined fired the air started to build up immediately.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:48 AM   #42
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Different strokes for different manufacturers (folks), and even then there may be variances between years of manufacture. As stated, read the manual.

I have Kwikee jacks. (Now owned by HWH) and the manual for mine state to have the engine running. Now, consider that I run the engine to activate the slide. Pulling into camp it is jacks down, slides out - with engine running. Leaving camp it is slides in, jacks up with engine running. While the slides come in, one at a time, the jacks are still down, and there is no air being pumped. That suggests to me that there is a solenoid that may keep the air bags from inflating when the jacks are down. Once I raise the jacks, the air bags inflate.

So, read the manual, or call the company. Things can be different in this world we live in.

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #43
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Different strokes for different manufacturers (folks), and even then there may be variances between years of manufacture. As stated, read the manual.

I have Kwikee jacks. (Now owned by HWH) and the manual for mine state to have the engine running. Now, consider that I run the engine to activate the slide. Pulling into camp it is jacks down, slides out - with engine running. Leaving camp it is slides in, jacks up with engine running. While the slides come in, one at a time, the jacks are still down, and there is no air being pumped. That suggests to me that there is a solenoid that may keep the air bags from inflating when the jacks are down. Once I raise the jacks, the air bags inflate.

So, read the manual, or call the company. Things can be different in this world we live in.

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What makes you think we don't read manuals? We do. In fact, for both of our DPs I discussed these issues with the help desks of Winnie and Monaco/HR AND with HWH and PowerGear staff to make sure the MH manufacturer and levelling system manufacturer were on the same page. At this time there are far more DPs out there that require manual air dumping than those that do it as you described for yours.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:30 AM   #44
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There are a number of different HWH systems (Leveling System Identification). With the Automatic 625 Series on my Vectra I have the following behaviour:
  • When auto leveling is selected (double press the 'HYD LEVEL' button) the airbags are dumped and then the jacks deploy
  • When you perform manual leveling (single press the 'HYD LEVEL' button and then manually operate the jacks) the airbags are NOT automatically dumped--you need to do that separately with the 'DUMP' button if you want them dumped
  • When 'STORE' is selected the airbags will re-inflate (if the engine is running) as the jacks come up
  • I'm pretty sure that the airbags will also inflate if the vehicle is put in gear (or perhaps it's when the parking brake is released), but I haven't verified this
I always have the engine running when operating the jacks.

On edit: Typo fix
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