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Got to talk to the rv repairman after they re calibrated our jacks and he told me this. After getting the auto level working and leveling the coach you are not to go in and out of the coach or move around the coach while it is in auto trying to do its job. He said it is best that no one is inside the coach . We have two switches on the out side and have got the coach to level in auto. Hope this helps as I have talked to a lot of people that have given up using auto leveling. He said the censer when moving around can not do its job with the coach moving all around. Hope this helps


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Thank you for reaffirming my decision to NOT buy an auto leveling jack system. I can level my coach from the drivers seat with about 60 seconds of pushing buttons on my Bigfoot panel, while my DW and dog walk around inside all they want. Very handy when it's pouring rain outside.


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docj wrote:

Dutch_12078 wrote:

Thank you for reaffirming my decision to NOT buy an auto leveling jack system. I can level my coach from the drivers seat with about 60 seconds of pushing buttons on my Bigfoot panel,


X2 We had an automatic HWH system in our Class C that hardly ever seemed to work correctly. We have an old-fashioned manual RVA system in this MH which works every time.


X3 and that goes for most "automatic" RV accessories. i'm a techie, a geek and i love gadgets. i'm always looking for a better, easier and faster way to accomplish certain tasks. but sometimes old school is better for those tasks. our manual leveling system works just fine and takes less than a minute to use. seems that the automatic variety take a lot longer. and i'll take manual awnings and sun visors over the electric and automatic variety any day.


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while it is true that the system wont level right away when you are moving around, it is only necessary that everyone just be reasonably still for a little while. you can have people in the coach, as this is the normal way people do things, when setting up for the night.
the new non mercury level sensor has fluid in it, and movement can affect the dither of the fluid. not my term., hwh's. the automatic system will stop, and when the fluid settles down, it resumes leveling.

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After our first trip, while we could get the levelers to work we could not get the coach to auto level (manual worked fine). Our first trip to the dealer fixed that for free. It was a setting in the controls. Took about 2 minutes to fix and we have never had a problem since. Pull into our site, push "auto level" on the HWH panel and we are within a half a bubble in under 5 minutes.
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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Thank you for reaffirming my decision to NOT buy an auto leveling jack system. I can level my coach from the drivers seat with about 60 seconds of pushing buttons on my Bigfoot panel,


X2 We had an automatic HWH system in our Class C that hardly ever seemed to work correctly. We have an old-fashioned manual RVA system in this MH which works every time.


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No problem with my HWH auto leveling system in 10 years of operation.





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Well Folks,
Apparently there are some that have had issues with the "Auto leveling system". We however, have not. Of course it makes sense for no one to be walking around or, climbing in an out of the coach while that system is in operation. It's a sensor, it's trying to LEVEL the coach. How can it do it if the coach is moving?

Yes, these rigs have gotten more complicated over the years. First, no levelers, then, levelers, then Auto leveling. If you choose not to have it when ordering or buying a coach, that is certainly up to you. As stated, ours works flawless. I only use ours when on a surface that's fairly level in the first place. If, we're on a surface or campsite that's unlevel and, I need to drive onto ramps etc. for a pre-leveling situation, then I don't use that auto leveling system.

The reason, the jacks may have to travel too far to get it to a level position. So, I may need some blocks under certain jacks to assist the situation.

But, when we're in situations that allow the use of the auto leveling system, It's simple. I stop the rig where we want it, set the brakes, turn on the system, push and hold the "On" button for Auto dump and auto level and then, both of us exit the coach and let it do its thing.

To me, it's really fun to watch such technology in action. After about 20 seconds of dumping, the jacks start to extend. Then, as soon as all of them are down and the sensor is satisfied, the entire system shuts down. DONE!
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We are with Dennis and Debi, thats why we are not still camping in a TENT!


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We have the air leveling system and it's awesome...push the button twice and bingo! it's done....and I just saved 60 seconds of my day.......now if I try to extend the slides while it's leveling, that's a different story.......my dad never wanted power windows because that's "just another thing to break"........I love creature comforts and embrace any technology that enhances what little time I have left on this planet....JMHO, of course...YMMV...Dennis


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