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Old 06-18-2019, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default How to level a Gulf Stream Friendship G7

I recently took ownership of a 2004 GS Friendship G7, so naturally I have many questions. My first is how to level it, particularly if I have just been driving the RV and there is air in the suspension, do I need to dump the air or wait for it to bleed out before levelling? Or does the air automatically get released during the jacks levelling?

I believe I am also not suppose to turn the engine on when the jacks are down?

Finally when the auto level is complete the bubble levels in the rv indicate that the front is typically higher, up to a foot, than the back. What is the cause of this? Is there some way to reset the system so it knows what level is?
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:13 AM   #2
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Yes, lower suspension, then level, I leave the engine running during leveling and you can run engine while on jacks, but releasing the parking brake will start retracting the jacks, I can't help you with the auto leveling part but I'm sure there's a way to calibrate.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:07 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response. To clarify, to lower the suspension I slide that switch next to the levelling panel to lower, otherwise keep it in auto if I'm driving? About how long does it take for the suspension to bleed out, is there some indicator to let me know that is complete? Could my levelling of the rig be off because I try to level shortly after parking without giving the air suspension a chance to lower or bleed out?
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:31 PM   #4
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On our 03 Yellow Stone DP it takes about 10-15 seconds for the air to dump and yes it is the switch next to the panel. It should be able to here the air release and when it stops the air is dumped. Your height level might be off or the level might be. We use bubble levels to check for the correct levelness.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:47 AM   #5
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Thank you for the confirmation about lowering the suspension. I'll check with the manufacturer if there is a way to reset the levels.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:48 PM   #6
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Here's the Recalibration procedure that is for our 2004 Gulfstream Yellowstone with the Power Gear Auto leveling system.

I had to use this procedure one time after we first purchased the coach, after that it was right on level every time.

T.I.P. Troubleshooting Information on Power Gear1217 E. 7 th Street Mishawaka, IN 46544 Phone: 1-800-334-4712 1-888-339-2539 Fax: 574-256-6743 AUTOMATIC LEVELING SYSTEM SET-UP & RECALIBRATION PROCEDURE Note: The following set-up and recalibration procedure is for control 500630 (used with touch pad 500629) Zero Mode: Zero mode is the mode the user must enter in order to reprogram a new zero point. The zero point is the stored level position—the orientation the control sees as level. Zero mode is indicated on the control touch pad by all LEDs flashing. If the control is in this mode already, you can skip the recalibration procedure and move straight to the set-up procedure Recalibration Procedure Follow this procedure to enter zero mode: 1) Turn the ignition on and the touch pad on 2) Push the front button 5 consecutive times followed by the rear button 5 consecutive times within 10 seconds • All of the LEDs on the touch pad will begin flashing. This indicates that you have successfully returned the control box to zero mode Set-Up Procedure Follow this procedure to reprogram a new zero point (stored level position): 1) Place a carpenter’s level on the floor in the center of the coach 2) Manually level the coach: • Push the front button until the jacks contact the ground • Push the rear button until the jacks contact the ground • Push the left and the right button to verify that all of the jacks are on the ground • Using the carpenters level, complete the leveling process manually by pushing the appropriate buttons on the touch pad 3) After it has been verified that the coach is level, the zero point can be set • Push the retract button three consecutive times (the new zero point has now been set) • After the retract button has been pushed three times all of the LEDs on the touch pad will stop blinking except the On/Off LED • The On/Off LED will flash for 20 seconds. This mode is prompting the user to tell the control if the chassis has an air bag suspension system • If the chassis has an air bag suspension system press the RETRACT button again three times within 20 seconds of the time the On/Off LED starts blinking • If the unit does not have an air bag suspension system DO NOT TOUCH ANY BUTTONS within 20 seconds of the time the On/Off LED starts blinking

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(Best way?) to set bubble levels is stove top or oven shelves, if you plan to do any cooking, and we assume it was properly leveled when installed?
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:20 PM   #8
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We have the exact same coach. It takes about 20 secs for the air to bleed out. You want to level after the suspension is lowered, otherwise you will loose air pressure and be out of level in no time. We find that the lack of individual adjustment of the leveling legs is somewhat of a challenge on very sloping terrain. We try to avoid this situation when at all possible.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:55 AM   #9
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This document may be useful.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:12 PM   #10
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I’m currently on a trip and I am experiencing the same problem I had two weeks ago even though I brought it to Freightliner to fix last week. Sometimes when I’m taking a tighter corner at slow speed‘s on unlevel ground The air suspension seems to drop and my tires are not clearing the fenders. As such they are rubbing against them. Minor damage has occurred due to this. Has anybody else experienced this? Any solutions?
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