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crawford wrote:

...but for taken a heavy side to be level I still can't be leave it...
According to the OP, the RV is NOT heavy on one side. Leaning that far (where the steps hit the ground![emoticon]) when the rig is not overweight on one side points to a major issue; either the suspension has a defective part or the box was mounted incorrectly on the chassis.


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I read a post in here somewhere about this type issue, no idea where it is. The person found a place that was a specialist in Motorhome suspension. I think it was in Oregon. They found the motorhome was heavier on one side. Since it was not near the max allowed weight for those wheels, the solution was to install a spacer in the springs on that side.

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My 3ยข inflation, inflation you know.

Take everything out, empty tanks, etc. Weigh all corners and get a weight ticket showing so. Measure from ground to frame as near to the same location on each side. Have info available.

Contact Ford Motorhome Service, there should be info in your manual, and see what they say and ask them to recommend a dealer near you. They will try to blame the manufacture. They never have made an imperfect vehicle according to them.

If Ford looks at it they will want it to be empty so they can blame Jayco, if the weights show within a few hundred pounds as you say they will take in more seriously. Might get Jayco involved too.

If Ford gives you the run-a-round, and they will, you might contact a spring shop or a medium/heavy duty truck repair shop and get their opinion.

Failing that you might contact Jon at https://www.brazelsrv.com/ or https://www.hendersonslineup.com/ as they both will understand your issues.

Be aware that they may very well try to through a blanket repair/replace five things rather than a one-at-a-time fix.

That or load the hell out of the high side. LOL

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There's no sign that the original poster (TWZMYJP) has ever returned or commented on anything suggested here.

May as well close this thread.


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Thanks for all of the input guys. The coach is going back to the dealer this week for another review of this issue and to fix a few other minor warranty items.


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