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Posted: 04/12/20 02:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,

I have a 2017 Grand Design Reflection 27RL 5th wheel. I has the Lippert 3.0 auto leveling system. My problem is that when I park the 5th wheel in my driveway I cannot lower the front end back so that I can hitch up. I was able to unhitch without any trouble but the king pin is about 6 inches or so above my hitch when I go to hitch up again. My driveway does slope from the house down towards the road.

What am I doing wrong? I've tried putting 1 foot high pads under the front jacks and that made it worse. This has happened three times causing me to put down a bunch of boards to back the truck on to meet the king pin.

I keep getting an error that the front legs cannot lower any further. But I was able to unhitch and raise the 5th wheel to level.

Your thoughts are appreciated!

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Posted: 04/12/20 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you using the manual mode to raise the front jack's in order to lower the front of the trailer?


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Posted: 04/12/20 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

on my 2017 Reflection 27RL I just push the "Retract" button then push the "front" button..........and down she comes. I guess mine is the Lippert 3.0

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When going to hitch up are you pushing retract all, then hitch height?

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There is a fault in the Lippert software for their Auto Leveling systems.
We've had it happen to our Hydraulic system, it will let the legs go down and level, but when you go to retract it will start that give an error that the angle is to great.
Talked to the Lippert Hydraulic expert and he told me to put the system into the Calibrate mode and I could retract the legs. So if your 3.0 Electric system has a Calibration mode you could try it.


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Once the trailer is raised to/& disconnected, the auto reconnect will not work if you use anything but the Auto Level. So if you lower/raise the front after disconnecting, you have to use the manual mode to get the height back to hook back up.
Once the truck is pulled away, hit Auto Level. Than it will return using Auto Reconnect.


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OP Here,

I'll try and answer all of the questions raised

"Are you using the manual mode to raise the front jack's in order to lower the front of the trailer?"

"When going to hitch up are you pushing retract all, then hitch hight?"

What I have been doing is selecting retract then rear. After they are raised I then select retract and then the front. The front does retract but not far enough and I get that error message.

"There is a fault in the Lippert software for their Auto Leveling systems.
We've had it happen to our Hydraulic system, it will let the legs go down and level, but when you go to retract it will start that give an error that the angle is to great.
Talked to the Lippert Hydraulic expert and he told me to put the system into the Calibrate mode and I could retract the legs. So if your 3.0 Electric system has a Calibration mode you could try it."

According to what I have read online the calibration is to be used AFTER you have leveled the RV. It resets the auto level. It does not allow you to raise or lower any jacks.

"Once the trailer is raised to/& disconnected, the auto reconnect will not work if you use anything but the Auto Level. So if you lower/raise the front after disconnecting, you have to use the manual mode to get the height back to hook back up.
Once the truck is pulled away, hit Auto Level. Than it will return using Auto Reconnect."

I was not attempting to use the auto reconnect feature. I was just trying to retract the front jacks.

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Posted: 04/13/20 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't be concerned about what the normal operation of Calibrate is. It appears that Lippert has suggested a workaround for a know software glitch. Give it a try.

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Not sure which LCI system I have, but I tried using the hitch height feature on 2 occasions and neither time it worked properly; no way to rehitch without manually adjusting the legs. So, I just hitch manually. (Shrug) It levels properly and retracts with the push of a button. All I need it to do.

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laknox wrote:

Not sure which LCI system I have, but I tried using the hitch height feature on 2 occasions and neither time it worked properly; no way to rehitch without manually adjusting the legs. So, I just hitch manually. (Shrug) It levels properly and retracts with the push of a button. All I need it to do.

Lyle

When you have all jacks down how are you raising them before manually lifting the front?


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