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Old 04-13-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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Auto level not working

We got to our destination after dark yesterday, unhitched, hit auto level, it started doing its thing, then stopped and it gave me the blinking red light (signaling error). Only option was to retract all. After doing the same thing several times, I hooked back up and moved the camper a bit. This is a really nice park, concrete pads, top notch facility. Even after moving the camper, same thing keeps happening. It was level enough for us to sleep last night. The front and rear jacks are down. The middle/side jacks are not down. Any advice or ideas out there as to what is going on. There is now an error message for right rear jack jacks fault. I can either retract all or manually adjust the other jacks.

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Try blocks under the jacks. Make sure the landing is down 5 or so inches before you drop the extension legs. Perform a calibration if needed. It's important the jacks don't over stroke and that the trailer can dip below level on the front when the auto level is pressed.


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If the leveling sensor came loose it will also cause that kind of error. Several have had that happen because of the bouncing.
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We got to our destination after dark yesterday, unhitched, hit auto level, it started doing its thing, then stopped and it gave me the blinking red light (signaling error). Only option was to retract all. After doing the same thing several times, I hooked back up and moved the camper a bit. This is a really nice park, concrete pads, top notch facility. Even after moving the camper, same thing keeps happening. It was level enough for us to sleep last night. The front and rear jacks are down. The middle/side jacks are not down. Any advice or ideas out there as to what is going on. There is now an error message for right rear jack jacks fault. I can either retract all or manually adjust the other jacks.

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Auto level is pretty convenient when it's working and not that great when it's not. I've run into a few issues with our 4 point system before but we've managed through it. Good advice so far...
* Have 6" or more on the front landing gear down (manual pin) before using the auto level to give it room to unhitch and adjust.
* Blocks under the landing gear at all points helps. Height depends on where you park.
* Find the most level parking spot you can. Concrete pads preferred as dirt and grass have a lot of give - thus the need for blocks. (we use those lego blocks)
* Shore power is recommended for most situations if possible as it provides power to the battery. Batteries low on power can cause problems with everything.
* Most auto level system have LED or LCD displays that tell you what the issue is but you may have to refer to the manual or video for details.

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The re-set procedure for the auto level system from Lippert.
Support pin box on hitch, manually retract all jacks,
extend all jacks 6",
retract all jacks,
shut board off,
turn board power on and drop front jacks and then hit auto level.

I have these instructions laminated and placed by my wired control box due to the frequency of it needing to be performed!
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The re-set procedure for the auto level system from Lippert.
Support pin box on hitch, manually retract all jacks,
extend all jacks 6",
retract all jacks,
shut board off,
turn board power on and drop front jacks and then hit auto level.

I have these instructions laminated and placed by my wired control box due to the frequency of it needing to be performed!
Wow, mine hasn't needed anything but a calibration as I didn't care for the factory "level". That's after two years of twice a month trips April through end of Nov.


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Can I ask a stupid question? Here's the situation. Rig is leveled. Ready to hitch up. You hit hitch level and it retracts all legs except front landing gear that moves to the previous hitch disconnect level? What happens if it does not recognize previous hitch level? Do you have to manually retract the back four to be able to raise front to hitch up? Can you tell I'm a newbie?
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Can I ask a stupid question? Here's the situation. Rig is leveled. Ready to hitch up. You hit hitch level and it retracts all legs except front landing gear that moves to the previous hitch disconnect level? What happens if it does not recognize previous hitch level? Do you have to manually retract the back four to be able to raise front to hitch up? Can you tell I'm a newbie?
Mine did that 1 time. I moved to "retract rear" and it retracted all 4 rear jacks & then I manually raised the front to rehitch.
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Can I ask a stupid question? Here's the situation. Rig is leveled. Ready to hitch up. You hit hitch level and it retracts all legs except front landing gear that moves to the previous hitch disconnect level? What happens if it does not recognize previous hitch level? Do you have to manually retract the back four to be able to raise front to hitch up? Can you tell I'm a newbie?
Yes, you should raise the rear jacks before raising the front if hitch level is disabled. Usually it's disabled from manually adjusting after it auto levels. It may be disabled if an error occurred.


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