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Old 07-05-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hi!

I just upgraded from a Jayco 19' Hybrid to a Sunset TrailST31BH. Family just outgrew the old trailer, so it was time for something bigger.

The trailer is everything we needed (I wish I had made the upgrade years ago), but there is one thing that has me stumped. I cannot seem to level it properly. We have been on about 4 trips already this summer, and the same issue develops everytime.

I run through the same setup as with the old trailer. I park itand thenlevel it, using myhandy dandy carpenter's leveland using blocks (if needed). Then I put the stabilizers down. But when I extend the slideouts, the trailer begins to tilt to that side. Retract them in, it is back to being level.

I thought about measuring the expected tilt and then incorporating that into my setup routine, but I wonder whether that would just be compensating for something amiss with the trailer's suspension.

Has anyone encountered this? And is it normal or something that I need the dealer to look into?

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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I have the same problem, I really notice it on the bed slide. Feels like feet are higher than my head. I just compensate for it with an extra board under the wheels. Maybe someone here has a better suggestion.



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Old 07-05-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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When I first got the RV I put my slides out and leveled the trailer with a 6' level on the floor of the rig. Once perfectly level, I retracted the slides and then attached two bubble levels near the front hitch and set them to read a perfect level. When setting up, I use the bubble levels and all is good when the slides go out.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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If you know your level is going to change when the slides come out I would compensate for that when you set the side to side level, which is done when you are parking the rig. I use 1/4" squares of plywood cut in 8 x 8 pieces under the tires.

Happy Camper, if it feels like your feet are higher than your head it may be the bedframe causing that and not your leveling job. Several on here have reported the same issue and after further investigating they have found the bed frame to be the culprit.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:21 AM   #5
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Thanks scott, I will further investigate that.
I use some 2x8 and 1x6 pressure treated planks. They take up a fair bit of space but they work well.



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Old 07-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #6
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I noticed it on my trailer also. Seems level when we are getting set up, but when the slide is out and we are actually camping.........it is out of level. On the last trip we purposely cheated it to be off so that when the slide was out it was level. It stands to reason that the "super slide" would put a lot of extra leverage on the side and lean the trailer a bit to that side. I really don't think anything is wrong other than having to compensate for the huge shift in weight.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:15 AM   #7
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When we pull into a spot we level side to side with a carpenter's level, then put the slide out to see if that changes the "bubble," then pull in slide, drive over our leveling items, then finish our set-up. Even by doing that we frequently "list" to the slide out side.
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