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Our 2018 Jayco Alante has got a leaning problem to the curb side... When it's on perfectly level ground, there is a noticeable list and we often have issues with the automatic steps jamming into the ground when we park anywhere on uneven terrain. Taking it back to the dealer has proven pointless, as they can't seem to find any sort of manufacturer reference or tolerance for allowable lean, and hang their hat on the fact that it drives down the road just fine and isn't wearing the tires unevenly. Has anyone dealt with a lean issue? And no, it's not just overly loaded on the curb side, it's done this since new last season whether we are loaded or not, and individual corner weights are within a couple hundred pounds so that's not it.


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I would start checking all your springs and hardware something is off for sure. Check at you leaf springs maybe a broken leaf or 2 could cause it also.


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as state springs, or way to much weight on that side. You are measuring the frame not the body the builder put on.

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My guess would be the way it's built. Not sure what your floorplan is but it's probably very heavy on that side. Was it something you noticed on the test drive? We had a MH once with a full wall slide and the refer etc was in it and it would list ever so slightly to that side. Made sense as all the weight was on that side.

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Have you tried calling the Ford Motorhome Assistance Center? The number should be in your chassis owner's manual - not sure if that would be covered under your 3 year warranty or not but they can refer you (and even make an appointment) at a dealer willing to take a look at your problem.


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What DFord saying why not can't hurt a thing ?

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I’ve seen some RV’s where they put spacers under the springs on the low side to make it ride level. But you say the corner weights are within a couple hundred pounds. So it sounds to me like something is wrong with the suspension. Maybe it got mismatched springs at Ford when it was built?


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ford didn't built the coach just chassis

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A full frontal photo would be helpful, or, can you measure the side to side list, in inches, while on level ground from the underside of the front bumper. (to the ground)

IMO, on level ground, the stair when extended, should not be close to hitting the ground, so, something is "off" a little. If this condition existed when new, waiting this long to complain is not helping your warranty case, if applicable.

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crawford wrote:

ford didn't built the coach just chassis


Right! But if all the weights are in check then the problem lies in the chassis.

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