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GHOST1750

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Has anyone else found that when you push the auto level button it sometimes does not completely level and if so do you level manually? I Carry a level with me as I did in my older motor homes. Still getting used to all the new fangled things on this motor home. It is a 2013 Newmar Canyon Star. Still trying to get used to going from diesel to gas.


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I have an 05 Fleetwood DP with Powergear auto leveler. If the left side is low, it levels almost perfectly but the left side will still be just a tad low.

If the right side is low, then when finished, the right side will be a tad low.

I’ve recalibrated it but it’s the same. Never really bothered me. If the ac was dripping by the door I would set it to manual and bump it a little to compensate.


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Posted: 11/18/18 10:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Allow it to auto level, then correct as required.


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Posted: 11/19/18 04:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get the manual and go through the recalibration procedure. Find a level parking lot to do it in. Some just never seem to get things perfectly level, though..... Maybe you'll be lucky and have one that does...

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If anyone is moving around in the motorhome when it is auto leveling, it will never level correctly. Doug

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Two choices: (3 actually)

Do all of the leveling by hand and forget "automatic".

Use automatic and touch up as needed.

Use automatic.....and then if you don't notice anything that bothers you, leave it there. It doesn't need to be PERFECTLY level.


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Auto level is the only function on my rig that actually works 100% of the time.


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I stopped using the auto level feature. It seems like it would make it way more complicated than it needed to be. Like a Rube Goldberg machine. Twisting and creaking the MH, back and forth, up and down and eventually level but in a way that made no sense often with one or more of the wheels off the ground. Almost like it was continually compensating for itself. I manually level and it's so much easier and simple and I can do it in 1/4 the time. I have level bubbles in the MH but more often than not, a lot of MH surfaces aren't parallel. Like the countertop and the table and the floor are all just a tad bit off. I use the level on my smart phone in various spots and take the median. We also have a large slide and I tend to favor that side a hair higher as I know after a day or so that side will settle down an inch or so because of the weight. I don't stress over it, it's a MH usually on a non level surface with tires and suspension that will settle and move a bit, so I get it as close as I can and move on to other things.

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way2roll wrote:

I stopped using the auto level feature. It seems like it would make it way more complicated than it needed to be. Like a Rube Goldberg machine. Twisting and creaking the MH, back and forth, up and down and eventually level but in a way that made no sense often with one or more of the wheels off the ground. Almost like it was continually compensating for itself. I manually level and it's so much easier and simple and I can do it in 1/4 the time. I have level bubbles in the MH but more often than not, a lot of MH surfaces aren't parallel. Like the countertop and the table and the floor are all just a tad bit off. I use the level on my smart phone in various spots and take the median. We also have a large slide and I tend to favor that side a hair higher as I know after a day or so that side will settle down an inch or so because of the weight. I don't stress over it, it's a MH usually on a non level surface with tires and suspension that will settle and move a bit, so I get it as close as I can and move on to other things.


I also only manually level. Seems to put way less stress on the motorhome. My auto level also seems to bring up the motorhome higher than is necessary. Many times it brings the front wheels off the ground.


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Thanks everyone. I just thought if it was automatic then it should be automatic. No help from me. Wish I could have just stayed with my old 2003 Tradewinds.

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