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Old 10-21-2019, 09:44 AM   #1
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How do you retract Jack's at a slow controlled rate? I have one button "all Jack's retract". When hit they all retract NOW. When you need to relevel you need to start over. 2018 Jayco Precept 36T.

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Old 10-21-2019, 09:55 AM   #2
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On mine you can enter "manual leveling" mode and retract jacks that way.

Mine also fully retracts all jacks when you use the auto-level function. Sometimes I end up manually adjusting the jacks after the auto-level has done its thing, or if I need to tweak something after everything has settled.

In manual mode, I haven't found a way to control each specific jack though. It only "raises or lowers" the front/rear/right/left which may mean extending or retracting pairs of jacks. There very well may be a way, I just haven't every messed with it enough to figure out if it's possible.


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Old 10-21-2019, 12:12 PM   #3
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X2 on manual leveling.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:23 PM   #4
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I got the iRV3 toad brake controller that includes a manual leveling display in the hub device. Works pretty well for manual leveling and done in a minute. I guess a bubble level would work just as well, though. The automatic leveling function (Alante 31V) is crap. 9 out of ten attempts it is way off.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:12 AM   #5
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The manufacturer has ways to recalibrate the auto level function. It's a weird process (I have the ones with springs) but does help and you can do. Also, I use auto level and then use a level on the kitchen floor before extending slides. Most times it's very good unless on a hill site. I may then go to manual and bias the level to raise driver's side a little. This is because my coach is often stationary for a month or so and the driver's side with two slides has more weight.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
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^^^^This, what Hawkster said is correct.

Manual retract opens your four jack valves while the springs pull them up forcing oil back to the tank. Slow as molasses in January.

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