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Old 10-06-2018, 07:23 AM   #11
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Probably you need to recalibrate it.
Been there done that .........
The auto level is just one of several problems with the latest LevelUp.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:44 AM   #12
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I have to agree that the LevelUp seems to drift off calibration over time/use, but also mentioned above that 'level' in my trailer is not consistent within the unit itself. What is important to me is walking/sleeping and doors staying put where you place them. Consequently, using the basement floor to calibrate 'level' does not work for me--have to use the floor in the kitchen area and a 2' level to calibrate. Have found this to work best to get closest to optimum levelness (is this a word?).
Since getting the new jacks and having discussions with LCI techs over phone, the trailer is going to correct 'level' to our satisfaction when setting up, and now using the AutoRetract when hitching up.
Mine is a '15 model year--don't know what 'advances/improvements' have been incorporated since then.
Don't mean to say you aren't doing everything correctly, just what works for me.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:47 AM   #13
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I've had LevelUp since August 2010.

The system in our new DRV is not the same as what was installed on my Cyclone.

The DRV is noisier, slower, does not operate smoothly if you try and lower a bit after raising, just drops sometimes when operating the jacks, e.g if operating manually and retracting the rear jacks sometimes the front will drop several inches - very quickly.

Once all four rear jacks are on the ground the system will barely lift the rig.
If the trailer is lifted some (auto level or manual) and I tap the 'rear jacks' the trailer always drops on the right side first several inches before all four jacks start to move.

What I have found if I am operating manually is I need to only extend jacks whiles trying to get level. If I do any retracting the jacks move a substantial amount.

And there is the slow settling at times overnight.
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:47 AM   #14
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Duane,
The '05 I previously owned had the identical problem--I managed to get to Elkhart not long after buying it used to get the pump replaced. As I read on this forum years ago, the OEM pumps supplied for several years after going to hydraulics instead of electric operation proved to be too small to consistently raise the trailer quickly, and the front always dipped scarily before lifting to hitch up.
Contacted DRV (Doubletree at the time) and they approved replacing the pump with newer/more powerful model. No problems after that.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:20 PM   #15
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I've had LevelUp since August 2010.

The system in our new DRV is not the same as what was installed on my Cyclone.

The DRV is noisier, slower, does not operate smoothly if you try and lower a bit after raising, just drops sometimes when operating the jacks, e.g if operating manually and retracting the rear jacks sometimes the front will drop several inches - very quickly.

Once all four rear jacks are on the ground the system will barely lift the rig.
If the trailer is lifted some (auto level or manual) and I tap the 'rear jacks' the trailer always drops on the right side first several inches before all four jacks start to move.

What I have found if I am operating manually is I need to only extend jacks whiles trying to get level. If I do any retracting the jacks move a substantial amount.

And there is the slow settling at times overnight.
If you are having issues like this there is something wrong with your system. I donít know what the issue is, but I would have it addressed. My system doesnít do any of the things you describe. It works exactly as I expect it to in both manual and automatic mode. It isnít noisy or slow, it doesnít settle or drop and it easily lifts the trailer off the ground. Hopefully you find out what the issue is with your system.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:30 AM   #16
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I concur with Chad. Sounds weird to me. Good luck

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Old 10-08-2018, 09:51 AM   #17
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If you are having issues like this there is something wrong with your system. I donít know what the issue is, but I would have it addressed. My system doesnít do any of the things you describe. It works exactly as I expect it to in both manual and automatic mode. It isnít noisy or slow, it doesnít settle or drop and it easily lifts the trailer off the ground. Hopefully you find out what the issue is with your system.
That is the plan once we slow down with the season's travels. Figure I need at least 4 appointments in Indiana.

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