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Old 08-23-2021, 01:27 PM   #1
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Lippert "level up" levelling system issues

We have a 2021 Greyhawk 27U Motorhome and we have been experiencing some issues with our Lippert “Level up” system which has recently started to perform inconsistently.

Generally this is how things go:

- We pull in, park up, engine on, brake on, press auto level button, nothing happens, system times out, reset
-Turn off engine, turn on engine, reboot and try again, still no response, repeat 3-4 times
-Eventually one jack will lower, the others do not
-The lone jack is successfully retracted
-Lots of swearing, we take the dogs for a walk
-45-60 mins later we try again and everything works perfectly
-I have a large gin & tonic to celebrate (…we’re British)
-At the end the visit the jacks retract successfully first time

The power level showing on the control panel seems to be fine and there are no obvious loose connections I can see.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? Any clues as to what the issue might be? Your help/advice will be very gratefully received.

Also I have to add that as RV newbies, owning a Jayco has been a game changing experience. The USA is a big, beautiful country and an RV is the perfect way to explore it!

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Old 08-23-2021, 02:44 PM   #2
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-Lots of swearing, we take the dogs for a walk
-I have a large gin & tonic to celebrate (…we’re British)

I have no suggestions for a remedy, but I'm wondering if we could compare notes on swearing? I'm always up for learning new cuss words.


It impresses our camping neighbors.
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Old 08-23-2021, 02:55 PM   #3
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Do a reset of the system

Google your system

Good luck
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Many of the problems that I've heard about with this system trace back to a poor ground. I recently experienced this personally and could not get the leveling system to power on at all. After I scraped off the paint where the ground connected to the frame, all was well. You might try that...
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Do a reset of the system

Google your system

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Thanks!
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Many of the problems that I've heard about with this system trace back to a poor ground. I recently experienced this personally and could not get the leveling system to power on at all. After I scraped off the paint where the ground connected to the frame, all was well. You might try that...
Thanks! Will definitely investigate. Incidentally where on the frame was your ground wire connected...?
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I have no suggestions for a remedy, but I'm wondering if we could compare notes on swearing? I'm always up for learning new cuss words.


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Ha Ha! We could definitely have a fun debate around US swearing vs. British swearing, however I think the moderators of this forum would ban us in around 10 seconds flat!
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Sounds like it’s possibly related to the house battery not having enough amperage to run the hydraulic pump. When you do your initial setup, are you connected to shore power (converter would be not only charging your house battery but would supply additional amps)? When you re-try, how long have you been connected to shore power? Not sure if your controller is the same as mine (2019 Greyhawk 30x) but you can scroll through the display and it will show your house battery voltage. Mine also has to have the emergency brake set with the engine running to deploy the jacks.
The fact that the jacks retract with no issues sounds like your converter has time to charge the house battery to a sufficient level to power the hydraulic pump - same as when you walk away for a frosty beverage then return.
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Thanks! Will definitely investigate. Incidentally where on the frame was your ground wire connected...?
On my 29MV the ground was right by the hydraulic pump under the coach. Very easy to trace the large ground coming out of the control module to the frame...probably less than 12" away.
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I have 2021 Greyhawk and you turn ignition key off and on to just power. Don’t start engine. That’s how I was shown and it works. Rest of your process is right!
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On my 29MV the ground was right by the hydraulic pump under the coach. Very easy to trace the large ground coming out of the control module to the frame...probably less than 12" away.



Same on my '16 31FK. Large black wire from pump to chassis frame.
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