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Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

First post! Great forums, researched a lot here before my purchase.

Purchased my 15 Summit Auburn Pearl/Sienna last week. Jazzed.

Setup: Will be using my Summit for overlanding occasionally and am designing and fabricating a removable sleeping platform.

Question: will the Quadra-Lift suspension level the JGC when parked? For instance, I urban stealth camp from time-to-time street side. The lower gutter side of the vehicle often requires leveling blocks to get a comfortable sleeping level. Will the QL level out for me automatically under any setting? What leveling does QL do in park? Any?

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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

Yes!

I've heard our JGC Overland adjust itself when parked in our garage!

I've been working in/on it and heard a little "braaapp" from the pump when it levels itself.
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I've heard our JGC Overland adjust itself when parked in our garage!
Yes, it will definitely adjust if I'm standing on the rear bumper. I wonder how much lateral leveling it really does. Will it really adjust to the equivalent travel of entry/exit on, say, the left side while going to Off Road 2 on the right side?

Also, standard warning for all new owners: if you do your own wrenching then QL is great. You can set the suspension to OR2 and slide under on a creeper to change the oil. HOWEVER, the system is prone to occasionally change suspension level while turned off, so you MUST use jack stands as well. It is also a good idea to set the suspension to Tire/Jack Mode and use jack stands.

So, definitely use jack stands.

Oh, and don't forget to always use jack stands.
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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

You can put it in jack mode from the settings menu which I believe prevents it from self leveling.


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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

Anyone have any observations of how much of a gradient QL will level out on in Park?
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Anyone have any observations of how much of a gradient QL will level out on in Park?
Uncertain what it is in practice, but the most you could possibly hope for is the difference between Entry/Exit and Off-Road 2: approximately 105 mm.

Since you have the vehicle already why not break out a level, do some experiments, and let us all know? I'm interested to hear what the capabilities are.
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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

Will do. Was planning on it.
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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

I don't believe it will self level in the same sense as some travel trailers can, when they are equipped with a self-leveling jack system.

Try to park on the most level ground when you're "Urban Stealth Camping".
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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

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I've heard our JGC Overland adjust itself when parked in our garage!



I've been working in/on it and heard a little "braaapp" from the pump when it levels itself.

Good to know! I am assuming that that was what I heard after I'd been rearranging some stuff in my new Overland and then locked the doors. I also heard the same noise after I had been checking and adjusting tire pressure - at first I thought I' done something to the TPMS system, but it's been OK. Does that make sense, or is there something else going on? (I certainly hope it was a "normal" sound - everything else about my new Jeep has been wonderful!)


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Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

I don't think the QL system has an outside-world idea of "level".. it seems to me that it only senses suspension height.. so if you park on a slope, you'll be level relative to that slope..

If you stand on the bumper, it will re-level to the slope you are parked on and not to what a carpenter's level would call "level" ...
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I don't think the QL system has an outside-world idea of "level".. it seems to me that it only senses suspension height.. so if you park on a slope, you'll be level relative to that slope..

If you stand on the bumper, it will re-level to the slope you are parked on and not to what a carpenter's level would call "level" ...
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