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Old 06-07-2018, 03:53 PM   #21
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I agree, NEVER, EVER level without moving your truck completely clear!!!
It has to drop the front nearly all the way before it starts the auto level sequence & doesn't care or stop if your trucks in the way, that thin fiberglass/filon is no match for the corners of your truck bed. It's not "running amok", but doing exactly as its supposed to.
Understood. It hasn’t been a problem, guess I’ve just been lucky. Rather than trust to luck, I will take your advice.

PS. I assume that you refer to dropping the front jacks all the way, not the trailer nose.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=scarlson42;290201]Understood. It hasnít been a problem, guess Iíve just been lucky. Rather than trust to luck, I will take your advice.

PS. I assume that you refer to dropping the front jacks all the way, not the trailer nose.[/Q

No, on mine the trailer nose drops, the front legs "retract" almost completely before it starts the "auto level" sequence. If I don't move my truck, there WILL be damage. Yours may work differently, but my instructions stated to move truck completely.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:46 PM   #23
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Understood. It hasnít been a problem, guess Iíve just been lucky. Rather than trust to luck, I will take your advice.

PS. I assume that you refer to dropping the front jacks all the way, not the trailer nose.[/Q

No, on mine the trailer nose drops, the front legs "retract" almost completely before it starts the "auto level" sequence. If I don't move my truck, there WILL be damage. Yours may work differently, but my instructions stated to move truck completely.
Mine works differently. Jacks extend until nose is above level, then jacks retract until level. Then the fine tuning begins. I can see that if my whole rig starts with the nose above level, there will be a crash as the system tries to bring the nose down to level and the truck is in the way.

Thanks for the education.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:36 PM   #24
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I rarely ever unhook, in fact when i do it is a such a rare situation I catch hell from the group we camp with, If you have auto level it may be a different situation, I manually level, by getting it close with blocks under wheels and fine tune with the jacks and fifth wheel stands, it is much more stable with the truck under it, no bouncing, if you are good it is level when you park and jacks only stabilize it. My theory is by staying hooked up it is one less chance to have a disconnect by unhooking and then hooking back up with interruptions of fellow campers making you forget a step and missing something.
I bet in the last 100 trips I have made over several decades I have unhooked 10 times.

level it with the unit hooked and good to go.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:37 AM   #25
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Looks like I'm out of step with most responses - I see absolutely NO reason to unhook unless you need the truck by itself or you are horribly off level. Level side-to-side with blocks under trailer tires. Level front to back by putting blocks under the back tires of your truck. Get it within an inch or so. We commonly "dry camp" at truck stops and rest stops - they consider putting jacks down as "camping" - using blocks to get level is considered "resting". We've been towing for 40 years - while unhooking is not complex, I think there is a greater probability of equipment damage or human injury by constantly and unnecessarily hooking/unhooking. If you don't need to unhook, don't! (The only place this doesn't apply is when using a tent trailer where you have to unhook to get the beds extended.) That's just my opinion, of course...
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