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Old 02-03-2014, 10:27 AM   #21
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Proper procedure is paramount. Below is what we do and have not had anymore problems since;

Hint: we put 2-4 of the orange Lynx leveling blocks underneath each of the back levelers, again depending on how the left to right slope is, more for an extra pad on soft ground. This also gives you less travel for the back jacks to extend.

Disconnect From Tow Vehicle

1. Lower drop legs to number 2 hole.

2. Switch ON.

3. Push Extend All and Front. Front legs will make contact with ground and stop.

4. Push Extend and front to lift off kingpin. Then move tow vehicle.

5. Push Extend ALL Rear ONCE. Rear jacks will extend and shut off after making contact with ground or Lynx blocks.

6. Push Auto ONCE and trailer will auto-level.

7. Switch OFF.

Connect to Tow Vehicle

1. Switch On

2. Push Retract ALL and REAR at same time. (rear jacks will retract completely).

3. Push Extend and Front or Retract and front to position king pin to tow vehicle.

4. Back tow vehicle in place and push Retract and front to settle trailer on truck.

5. Push Retract ALL and Front to raise legs completely for travel. Manually raise drop legs to highest stored hole to complete process.

NOTE: Do NOT push Retract ALL and Front unless trailer is supported bt king pin.

6. Switch OFF.

We found this works well after some trial and error so it may be an operator getting familiar on the best way to do the auto levelers.

With that we we would not be without them...no carrying and running up on boards.


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Old 02-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #22
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Whenever the subject of these levelers comes up there are some that have hit on the magic formula for making them work. Would I be out of line if I suggested that any product that is that finicky is not ready for prime time?

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:36 AM   #23
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We have the Atwood system on 2013 Pinnacle. Knock on wood, the system has worked without any problems so far. Have used it approx a dozen times without incident. There is a you tube video that may be helpful with the operation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ec4SJJZzQ8Q

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:38 PM   #24
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The Atwood "Levelegs with Sensor Technology" are crap, plain and simple. I have a 2013 38FLFS bought new May 2013 and have had nothing but problems and I am following both the written instructions and the ambiguous verbal instructions from the Atwood techs to a tee. This is not operator error, folks. They are junk. Most recently our dealership has had my trailer from 20 Nov 2013 until now (they still have it), and the levelers still do not work properly. They have been "reprogrammed" at least a dozen time if not two dozen time, including the times I have done it with Atwood on the phone and our dealership service department has done. The dealership has replaced the main module, and now they are trying to replace the rear jacks. Stay away from Atwood.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #25
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We have a 2012 Jayco Greyhawk motor home and out Big Foot leveling system does not come down when we are parked on a fairly level pad. Is this normal??
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:01 PM   #26
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We have the Atwoods. Works good so far. I follow exactly the same procedure as described above. The system operates on micro amperage differences. When a load is placed on a jack and it draws a different amperage then another jack it shuts off the power to that jack until the loads are again equal.

But so far so good.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by bdill25366 View Post
We have a 2012 Jayco Greyhawk motor home and out Big Foot leveling system does not come down when we are parked on a fairly level pad. Is this normal??
I answered that question in the MH forum and the answer is NO they function whether you parked on a level surface or not.We had them on our 2001 class C and they always went down. Big Foot has 24/7 Tech support give them a call.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:26 AM   #28
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New levelers and inhancements

I was told last week that jayco is adding enhancements to there eagle 345 bhts, which now includes a deluxe package which has 4 point lever system, fireplace, sleeper sofa for bunk and improved bath and also I believe all linoleum in living area. They have also done away with some of there standard features. I am awaiting more info and new pricing. Can't wait.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:17 AM   #29
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I think Jayco had a lot of problems with Atwood, and has now changed to Lippert on 5th wheels. Our 2015 Eagle Premier came with LCI auto level and it has performed flawlessly. Love it.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #30
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Lippert's not working any better on my 2015 at this point. Failed before we could get it put away for the winter. Front left has to be replaced. Gear box has disengaged from the jack and not lifting. Dealer is making a house call now to replace the entire jack.

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