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Old 08-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Leveling a 5th wheel side-to-side

We have a new Cedar Creek 36CKTS that recently had the Correct Track system installed by Lippert Components to aid in axle alignment. While our trailer's axles are now in alignment, I noticed the camper is not level when I view the camper from the rear while it's attached to my truck on level ground. It's approximately 1" lower on the driver side vs. the passenger side. Prior to installing the Correct Track, the camper was level front-to-back and side-to-side when attached to the tow vehicle. The Correct Track system did raise the camper approximately 2" and to compensate for the added height, I raised the B&W hitch 2" to keep the camper level front-to-back when attached to the tow vehicle. I plan to discuss this with Lippert but I was wondering what can be done to level the camper side-to-side?

I'm thinking that adding a stiffer spring on the driver side would raise the left side 1" to correct the side-to-side alignment problem. Does anyone know if it's possible to use air bags under the left side springs to accomplish the same thing? I know they are typically used on the tow vehicle but have never heard of using them on the camper itself. Not sure if they can even be installed on the camper.

Appreciate any thoughts you may have.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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Seems to me that, if it was level side to side before the new system was installed, it should be level after the system is installed. I'd be going back to the installer and asking them to fix it. It's apparent that there is something they didn't do correctly.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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I would measure from frame to ground on both side between the wheels and from frame to axle at all four points. These measurements should be the same on both sides for each corresponding point. If not, there is either something wrong with the install and/or spring compression. I would start there to see where the problem lies.
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