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dougrainer

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Posted: 09/01/22 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you shut the RV DOWN while you are gone(no refer ON and no power to operate the refer), I would leave it at hitch height. It only takes a few minutes to level when you show up. I ALWAYS advise customers to leave slides IN on Motorhomes and towables when storing. IF there is a malfunction on the system, you can easily get it to a service facility. Your LCI system, IF it malfunctions, it would be best to have it already at hitch height, to make it easier to connect and then get it to a service center. It is easier to retract if at hitch height and malfunctions, rather than trying to get it first UP to hitch height and then connecting and then retracting to travel. Doug

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Posted: 09/01/22 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We keep ours in our RV garage slides out, level and power on 24/7, only pulling everything in when we head out to visit some spots.





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Posted: 09/08/22 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our trailer has the ground control 3.0 auto leveling.

I keep it leveled all the time when it's in the storage facility. I don't have room to open the slides.

Power is disconnected to the leveling system with all the jacks down. I have added a switch to remove power to the jacks even with the batteries connected. With the jacks down and no easy way to raise then it makes the trailer a little harder to steal.

In the Lippert manual it says that the jacks can be left extended when in storage, they recommend spraying the exposed shafts with silicone to prevent corrosion.

Even after months with no power the system will auto retract and return to hitch height once power is restored.

Gary


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