When Using the System
The leveling system works with hydraulics. Fluid gets pushed in and out which in turn pushes the components of the system in and out. Check the fluid levels at least once a month to ensure they’re at the proper levels.
When you first get to your destination, make sure you’re on a relatively flat surface. Lowing your leveling system down onto jagged rocks that send it tipping in one direction can cause damage to the system itself. If your area isn't flat, you should move to a new place (if possible) or use something like a board or brick to make the surface flat.
If the ground is soft, you’ll need to distribute your RV's weight across a greater area so the jacks don’t sink into the ground. You can buy load distribution pads or use blocks of wood or bricks to get the same effect.
Auto leveling systems do all the work for you and deploy the jacks in the proper order. If you don’t have an auto leveling system, it’s important to know the order in which you should deploy each jack. Extending them in the incorrect order can cause twisting of your RV which can lead to broken windows, unbalanced slides, and cracks in the sidewall. Your owner's manual should include the correct order of extension.
When you're packing up to leave, make sure that all the landing gear has been fully retracted. If they’re still extended when you drive away, they become susceptible to damage from road debris and dirt build-up.