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Old 11-30-2018, 08:37 AM   #1
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Level up system while hooked

Were pulling out in the morning. Supposed to be heavy rains and downright miserable starting tonight. My question is can I button everything up today, hook up then USE MY AUTOLEVEL SYSTEM and slide everything back out while hooked up or will it put too much of a bind on my hitch?
Were currently head high so my king pin sits about 6 above my fifth wheel while level.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:52 AM   #2
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I would go to manual mode like I did here.

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Old 11-30-2018, 10:10 AM   #3
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I was hoping to be able to set the rear jacks too. My wife has inner ear problems and she will not enjoy bouncing around in here without the stabilizers.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:24 PM   #4
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Here is link to LevelUp manual operation...


No problem using the rear jacks as stabilizers if you understand how to work them. Just be sure not to do anything that raises the hitch AND truck...
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:38 PM   #5
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Thanks. My screen is completely different. It’s all touchscreen now. It did help though. I found manual mode. I’ll see how it works later today.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:20 AM   #6
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Were pulling out in the morning. Supposed to be heavy rains and downright miserable starting tonight. My question is can I button everything up today, hook up then USE MY AUTOLEVEL SYSTEM and slide everything back out while hooked up or will it put too much of a bind on my hitch?
Were currently head high so my king pin sits about 6 above my fifth wheel while level.
Thanks, Phil
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Thanks. My screen is completely different. Its all touchscreen now. It did help though. I found manual mode. Ill see how it works later today.
I frequently do this, usually just using the manual mode.

My hitch is an airbag hitch and from empty to the full inflated position I have about 6+ inches of height adjustment. And my truck is air suspension that I can dump. Between the two I can almost alway level the trailer when connected.

And If I did not have the nose height adjustment I would still use the the leveling for side to side use.

You would have to experiment to see what works best with your hitch - truck.
Typically I use the front jacks first to set some weight on them and then level side to side with the rear jacks.

Doing it this way keeps a load on the front jacks as they will float when leveling side to side.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:51 PM   #7
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Well, it started raining early so we just waited till morning and yes it was as miserable as I imagined it would be. My wife used all the old towels we had to wipe down the slides as they came in and then she placed a few strategically around them. Worked out well. We had a ton of wet towels but our floors stayed dry.
The weather was miserable all day. I drove through one torrential downpour after another all the way from north of Atlanta the Florida panhandle. Truck and trailer ran straight and true, never a wiggle in the wind and always solid as a rock during braking.
Then to top it off we were awakened in the middle of the night to the worst storm weve encountered so far. Gusty wind and unbelievably heavy rain, 7 in 3 hours.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:01 PM   #8
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Our last trailer I never had issues with rain-water on the slides bringing it in.

This one I have a new procedure. First extend or retract the jacks as far as they will travel to drain any water off the toppers, slides and awnings.
Then I use am extendable pole with a car wash brush wrapped with a towel to dry the sides.

A pain but it limits water inside.
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I frequently use manual mode when traveling and stopping for the night. I just manually adjust the jacks to get it a level as possible. I too have the touch screen and it give you a readout + or - from 0 both front to back and side to side. As earlier mentioned don't put an upward load on the hitch. When you leave, go to the lever screen and do the AUTO-RETRACT to raise all jacks properly.
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