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Old 03-30-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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Turning Radius of Front Cap on SF32RL

Hi All.. Waiting for the new trailer to arrive and wondering if anyone knows if the 2014 SF32RL has the cutouts on the front nose to allow 88* turning radius on short bed pickups. Thanks, John
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:10 AM   #2
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The 2013 model don't have them. Not sure on the 2014.
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Have you had any trouble with getting close to the cab when backing in to a sites? My old trailer had a straight nose that didn't angle back on the corners. The nose on the CR appears to have a somewhat of an angle.
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No problems at all. It has a really good turn angle but will hit if you don't pay attention. I've not been in a single campground that I couldn't get it backed in easily. I will say that it's pretty hard to get level left to right though. When the drivers side slide out is fully extended it tends to make it lean heavy on that side by about 1/2 a bubble. Also, make sure to leave plenty of room on that side. it's a longer than normal slide out and is very deceiving when you first back into your spot. I've had to move a few times because I was too close to the power pole.
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Been there, done that a few times.. My current slide is a 42" deep slide and I always have to go about a half inch high on that side. Do the rear jacks allow you to put a board under one jack to lift that side higher or does it self-center itself to adjust for the difference from side to side?
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They self center. One leg can be 6" higher than the other and it won't matter. They're pretty week too. Not that they need to do anymore than stabilize but I'd like to see a little stronger motor there.
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So it looks like you need to do most of the adjustment side to side by the tires and front landing gear. With the old style individual crank jacks you were able to do the finish leveling to get it perfect. Maybe someday I'll be able to afford the auto leveling system.
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That's on my wish list for our next camper. Also want the "east/west" bedroom instead of the "north/south" style. It just seems to be roomier. I wouldn't suggest trying to get more than a single bubble difference out with the front legs. You're actually twisting the camper when it's not level and you try to level with them. I use my iphone level app on the rear bumper.
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Normally I do try to get the trailer as close to level as I can with boards under the tires then I would add boards to the low side of the landing gear to keep the suspension from settling and twisting the frame. The rear jacks were adjusted just to keep that side up and the other side jack would just be touching the ground with a little pressure to stop the bounce. I am also going to reinstall my JT Strongarm setup on this trailer.
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I do pretty much the same thing. I level the trailer as close to possible with the yellow wheel chocks that have steps in them to adjust height. Then I also use the tripod tongue stabilizer to help keep the bounce down. I'm thinking about getting those "X" type jacks that go in between the wheels. I've heard some good things about them.
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I also use the X-Chocks and they do make a difference when used with the strong arms.
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