I posted a reply to my original thread on this, but also wanted to post it here in the general discussion section for more exposure in case it ends up helping someone out.
Background / Issue:
I have an LCI Auto-Level feature on my trailer that kept lifting the axles/tires off the ground when Auto-Leveling the unit. I ended up just manually leveling it constantly since it would do this, and it pissed me off that this "feature" wasn't working correctly. I did a bunch of research on the forums, read through documentation, spoke to dealerships, and even talked to a couple different reps at Lippert with no solution.
After speaking with another camper this summer who owned the exact same unit as we do, and explaining our frustration with this issue, he laughed and told me he had been through the same thing, and found a solution!
Now, the LCI Instruction Manual states the procedure as follows: (NOTE #4)
So I would follow these instructions to the letter, and still get the auto-level system lifting the trailer tires off the ground. This is where the fellow camper shined a little light on the situation, and a DUH! That makes total sense solution came.
Instead of following the instructions and dropping all jack inners to the lowest position as instructed, you are only supposed to drop the jack inners to the 10th hole on the left (passenger side) and 12th hole on the right side (drivers side). (NOTE: the reason 10th hole on left and 12th on the right is because the motors aren't mounted evenly for whatever reason, and the right motor is slightly higher so requires two additional holes to be exposed to be at the same length as the left). This allows for the electric motors to extend down a ways before touching the ground (vs only slightly when you extend the inners to their lowest position as instructed) so that when you go to auto-level, they have plenty to pull back up during the auto-level process without taking the tires off the ground. EURICA!
Looking back at this situation, this is such a dumb simple solution that the manufacturer should really explain in their manuals! I mean duh! When you unhook, you have to jack the front of the trailer up in the air to clear the truck, then of course you would want to drop it back down a ways once unhooked to make it closer to level, without having to jack up the rear a ton. Plus after these instructions were shared with me, I noticed that the factory actually wants to you know this (though they don't tell you) because they even paint the inners black up until the 10th hole on the left and 12th hole on the right, leaving the inners above those holes exposed metal. So that implies to me that this is how its supposed to be designed, too bad the instructions don't tell you this.
So I tried this tailgating last weekend and it worked flawlessly! Not only did the unit properly auto-level without taking the tires off the ground, but because my inners weren't dropped down so far the entire trailer sits lower, has more double walled landing gear, and overall was WAY more stable when people were moving around.
So there you go! Hope that helps someone else out!