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Old 08-10-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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Rockwood TT leaning mystery

Firstly I'm not new to travel trailers. I'm on my annual 4-5 month trip out west currently camped in Estes Park. But as of late my wife and I are noticing our 2608 is leaning after we level it using our trusty carpenters level. From the inside everything appears level but looking from the front of trailer its leaning. We often use as a litmus test our bathroom door whether or not it stays in one place. One more thing, we always level before the slides are extended. Starting to wonder if something is wrong with our unit, but I'm hoping it's "operator error". Any thoughts? Advice is appreciated.


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Old 08-10-2016, 11:28 AM   #2
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I recently discovered that our wall in the front corner had separated from the floor due to a screw that broke off. The only reason we noticed it was because we have aluminum siding, and it actually pulled up to the point I could see about a 1/2" of the floor joist exposed to the elements. Technically, if I would have had everything level looking at it from the front, the left side would have been 1/2" higher than the right.

Obviously I can't tell you if this is the issue due to not knowing how your unit is constructed, but it might be a starting point.

The floor stayed level because it's bolted to the frame...then the walls are screwed to the floor in ours.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:51 PM   #3
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I have noticed on our trailer that if I level it before extending the slide, it will be low on the slide side after the slide is extended. My solution is to get the trailer about 1" high on the slide side before extending the slide. When I do that, it will be level with the slide out.
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I also add about an 1" and then things stay level. I think when you start level the suspension still sags a little when the slide is out
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I have the same problem with my 8315BSS. I think it is the Torflex Axle. I've been RV'ing in TT's since 1970, all my other ones had leaf springs and didn't have the problem. I think the Torflex Axle gives a softer ride for the trailer, but isn't as stiff as the leaf springs.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:46 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with my 8315BSS. I think it is the Torflex Axle. I've been RV'ing in TT's since 1970, all my other ones had leaf springs and didn't have the problem. I think the Torflex Axle gives a softer ride for the trailer, but isn't as stiff as the leaf springs.
I think that's why you get a lot of shake when you walk around inside too! Especially if your slides are only on 1 side of the TT
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:49 PM   #7
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Try placing the level on the tongue or frame once you've leveled the inside on whatever blocks you use. Also check level with the slide in and out. perhaps the slide extended is twisting or bent causing tension on the opposite angle which would cause a tilt or lean on the body itself while the floor stays level.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:51 PM   #8
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This isn't your first rodeo, so it's interesting that you have just noticed this lately. I don't have an answer for you but I am interested in the outcome!
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:53 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the responses. Today in flat parking lots we inspected
Our unit. Certainly appeared level and did so as I looked out my truck rear window. This is our 2nd summer trip with this unit and started to notice this last year.
Just figured the campsites were uneven and sloped down hill so maybe was an "optical delusion". So tonight we tried to adjust an inch as suggested to compensate for the weight of the super slide and wardrob slide. It looks better this time. Will experiment again tomorrow. Thanks.
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I also add about an 1" and then things stay level. I think when you start level the suspension still sags a little when the slide is out
X2 It make sense if you think about the shifting of weight when you extend the slide outs.
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