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Old 10-24-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Auto Leveling system

Hello All,

Picked up a new 2016 Voltage yesterday. The tech showed me how to operate the level system, but I forgot how to just raise and lower the front landing jacks.

I hit buttons until it went up but now think I might have messed it up as I went manual with the system. Can I just cut the power to the system and it automatically reset? My second question is does anyone know how to just raise the front landing gear when I don't totally level the coach i.e. just dropping and picking up the coach?

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Old 10-24-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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To enable only the landing gear push and hold the "front" button. To retract, touch the retract button (you'll see the light by the button go on) then, push and hold the "front" button until retracted. Use the auto level function when tow vehicle is unhitched and moved away from the trailer.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Just go to manual and hit the quadrant button that says front jacks. It will drop just the front ones. They should have given you an LCI manual which is pretty good for operations. Also, YouTube has a short video that explains everything as well. Just search LCI hydraulic jacks.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:09 PM   #4
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Thanks...I hit different buttons until I was able to get them up.

Think I hit the manual function to get them to retract. Going to try to cut the power to the coach via the battery and see if it will reset so that I can follow the instructions for the auto level the way the technician taught me.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:51 AM   #5
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1. Push touch panel “ON/OFF,” Fig. 2(A) to turn system on. LCD Screen lights up, Fig. 2(B).
2. LCD will display status … “NOT READY JACKS: UP”
NOTE: Orange arrow lights, Fig. 2(C) may come on, indication the current disposition of the unit,
in this case the FRONT and RIGHT sides of the unit are low.
3. Push “FRONT BUTTON” to extend landing gear jacks and lift front of vehicle to take the weight
of the 5th wheel off of the hitch.
4. Uncouple the fifth wheel connection on the tow vehicle.
5. Pull tow vehicle away and park at a safe distance.
6. Push “AUTO LEVEL.” The unit will commence to auto level by setting the landing gear jacks
close to level. The driver side rear jack will then extend and touch the ground, followed by
the passenger side rear jack. There may be several level checks from the system at this time.
7. When auto level is complete, LCD indicates “READY - Jacks: Down” and the green light in the
middle of the jack buttons will light Fig. 3(D).
8. Push “ON/OFF” button to turn system off or system will time out and shut off automatically.
Fig. 2 - Touch Panel
RECONNECTING THE UNIT TO A TOW VEHICLE
1. Be sure main power switch “ON.”
2. LCD display will indicate “READY: JACKS DOWN.”
3. Push “LEFT” and “RIGHT” buttons at the same time.
4. Unit will raise up to the point where the AUTO LEVEL was started, (normal starting point from
where it was disconnected from the tow vehicle.
5. Connect tow vehicle and make sure 5th wheel and pin are connected and locked.
6. Push “UP” arrow until” AUTO RETRACT” appears in LCD screen.
7. Push “ENTER.” System will immediately retract all jacks.

MANUAL OPERATION, HYDRAULIC
1. Front jacks
NOTE: The front jacks will operate manually any time system is “ON” except “AUTO MODE.”
1) Push “ON/OFF” to turn system on.
2) Push “UP” ARROW once or until screen reads “MANUAL MODE.”
3) Push “ENTER” once while screen reads “MANUAL MODE.”
4) Push “FRONT” to extend front landing gear legs.
5) Push “RETRACT” and orange LED, Fig. 6, comes on.
6) Push “FRONT” to retract front landing gear legs:
NOTE: If orange LED is on legs will retract
If orange LED is off legs will extend
7) Push “ON/OFF” to turn system off.
8) After 3 minutes system will turn off by itself.
2. Level-Up jacks - EXTEND
a. Turn “ON/OFF” button “ON.”
b. Push scroll arrow to display “MANUAL MODE,” see Fig. 4
c. Push “ENTER,” see Fig. 4. “MANUAL MODE” displayed, Fig. 5
Level-Up jacks - RETRACT
e. To retract , push “RETRACT” (orange LED lights up), see Fig. 6
f. Push “REAR” to retract all Level-Up jacks.
g. To extend, the “RETRACT“ light should be “OFF.”
NOTE: By pushing “RIGHT,” both passenger side Level-Up jacks operate; pushing “LEFT,” both
driver’s side Level-Up jacks operate and so on.
NOTE: The side to side movement in manual mode is limited to 5o of tilt.
ZERO SETTING THE CONTROL
1. Turn “ON/OFF” button “OFF”
2. Push “FRONT” button 10 times,
3. Push “REAR” button 10 times
4. Control will flash and beep, LCD says “ZERO POINT CALIBRATE”
5. To memorize this level condition , press “ENTER”
6. LCD says “ZERO POINT STABILITY SUCCESSFULLY SET”
7. The control will then turn off.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:43 AM   #6
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How do you manual lift the jacks if the computer or elec. system failed, same on the slides if there is no power how to manual close the slides I have no literature on this thx
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Got it all worked out. Problem was that the first step didn't say "jacks up" it said jacks down. Just continued the process and all worked out perfectly. Thanks all
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:23 PM   #8
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We have the auto-leveling kit after trading in our old one with the regular feet in the front. When I brought the new rig home to do some work on it I could not get it to level in the driveway. The old camper didn't have an issue but it seems the auto-leveling doesn't have quite the reach. It is okay to put some blocks under the front feet to gain some height? I put about 12 inches worth of wood under them but it seems the feet are angled out a bit (probably for stability). It really seemed to be hard on the shaft, almost looked like it was bending.

I ended up parking it out in the circle (which I'm sure the neighbors loved). I would really like to park it in the driveway but need it level due to the refrigerator. Any tips on auto-level on a slope?
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:44 PM   #9
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As long as it is strong and stable, there is nothing wrong or unsafe about putting dunnage under your stabilizers/jacks. Done all the time. Just make sure it is wide enough and thick enough so as not to slip or slide off accidentally.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:44 PM   #10
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My daughters got me a new phone and I was playing around with the apps and found it had a built in level as part of the compass.

This could come in handy if you ever need to calibrate your auto level or manually level the coach. Last time I used a carpenters bubble level and went back and forth several times to get it set. This iPhone level is surprisingly accurate and easy to use.

Now if I can just figure out how to use Tapatalk???
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