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Old 05-30-2014, 03:35 AM   #1
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Hello everyone & LCI leveling jack question

Hi all,
We took delivery of our 2014 four winds 31E a few weeks ago and finally had the chance to take it out over memorial day weekend down to Seaside, OR from Tacoma, WA. This is our first motor home. Previously had a 35ft keystone bunk house travel trailer. Enjoyed the space with five kids but not the pulling around of such a long trailer.... It's so much nicer at 32ft driving in traffic and getting around camp sites. Now to my question this model came with an auto leveling jack system made by LCI. I have not asked my dealer yet, they are having issues with their service dept, nor have I called Thor directly. The rear jacks are mounted lower than the front and seem to bottom out easily just in normal driving conditions in and out of parking lots etc.. It appears there is room to move the jacks up farther by just removing bolts.. move each jack up one/two notches then reinstall. Is there anyone out there with leveling jacks on a class "C" that's found the same thing? Is this just the way it is given it's lower stance ? I attached a picture that might make it easier to understand.

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Old 05-31-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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Ya, I did the same on my 5th wheel for the same reason. By your picture I don't know whether you have enough clearance at the top on the hydraulic ram to move it up.

You are right, if you can move the ram up then you can achieve ground clearance so it won't bottom out.
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:33 AM   #3
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Looks like you might have to relocate the hydraulic fitting at the top of the piston.
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:23 AM   #4
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We just took our first road trip with our FourWinds 31F and have the exact same situation. Bottoms out at virtually anything. Did you find a solution to this problem?
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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Looks like you might have to relocate the hydraulic fitting at the top of the piston.
That look's like a boss o-ring fitting, if it is then you can just back off the jam nut, re-position for clearance and re-tighten the jam nut.
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