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Old 10-10-2016, 03:09 PM   #1
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Leveler System

I have only had 2 coaches with a leveler system, and one was manual, the automatic Hydraulic system on my Alante seems to have a glitch, not sure. When I level the coach on either manual or auto most of the time it leaves the passenger rear jack up in the air, sometimes only a few inches and at other times a foot. This leaves the coach on a tri-pod stance which cant be good, either for stability, or alignment of components. I can force the errant jack down by going to manual and hitting rear jacks button.
I liked my fully manual Quadra system much better as it was power in/out 2 jacks at a time. This PowerGear system is 'Jacked' so to speak, if you go a bit to high up and cant compensate with the other jacks you have to retract them all and start over, very bad design.
And yes, I lower both the front & rear for a 3" lift before leveling on manual, just as the book suggests. Any suggestions??
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:39 PM   #2
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If it's a lippert system you can get them on the phone and they will walk you through your issue and tell you if you have an issue or a simple calibration that you can do with somone telling you how to do it. I called them once and left a message and got a call back in less than 15 minutes. They resolved my issue on the phone in about 10 minutes.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:13 PM   #3
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I have the calibration instructions and have done that. Not sure why it keep leaving that one jack in the air.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:30 PM   #4
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I would call Lippert.
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I would call Lippert.
I will, thanks
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We had the right rear jack not deploy when we first bought our 31ul. I went through the setup as described in the manual and it still would not deploy on auto. Called Jayco and they hooked me up with Lippert. We spent about a half an hour going through different procedures and it started working. Have no idea what fixed it but it worked properly after that.
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I am thinking about buying a 2016 alante 26y. Would like to know if anyone has had any major problems. Did a test drive and seemed quite noisey inside. Any and all replies appreciated...Vincent
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I am thinking about buying a 2016 alante 26y. Would like to know if anyone has had any major problems. Did a test drive and seemed quite noisey inside. Any and all replies appreciated...Vincent
Welcome to the forum.

You will probably get more responses by posting a new topic under Jayco 'Class A Motorhomes'. The current posting is under 'Leveler Systems' so many Class A owners may miss your question.

Again, welcome and happy motorhome shopping.
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I am thinking about buying a 2016 alante 26y. Would like to know if anyone has had any major problems. Did a test drive and seemed quite noisey inside. Any and all replies appreciated...Vincent
@vincent We have had our Alante 26AY for a year and like it a lot. We initially had several issues, most of them small irritating things that I fixed or I beat up the dealer to fix. The quality and responsiveness of the dealer makes all the difference. I am not a fan of the Ford F53 chassis, but it is the standard for small class A's so not much choice, with the short wheelbase and the long leaf springs you get a lot of steering instability and 'Tail wagging'. After installing panhard bars in the rear (came with a front one) and a Supersteer steering stabilizer along with Kony FSD shocks the rig is now very stable and I can drive with one hand. What noise are you referring to? the coach, or the engine. Ours is quieter than our class C was, I had some dash noise but found loose screws and a bracing block out of place. We have the over-cab bunk and it made some noise until I used a tension rod across the upper door frame to brace it. Now that I have it dialed in the way I want it we are very happy with it. I have never had a coach that was perfect out the door, always needs 'tweaking' to get it right, the Alante is no different. The good thing in my case is that I am able to do most of the work and modifications myself.
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:09 PM   #10
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We had Camping World recalibrate our auto levelers to 0. Under warranty, working great now
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