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Old 04-05-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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Freelander not level when sitting on a level spot

I'm curious why my Freelander's front end is lower than the backend. (No slide out.)

It would seem to me that the interior floor should be level when parked on a level spot. It is loaded with water and supplies.

All the tires are new and the same size, actually the same tires that came on the unit from the factory in 2007.

So I assume this is normal, but why?
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:56 AM   #2
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The back end is higher to accommodate the weight of the water tanks and for towing, just like on a pick up truck.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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Are you saying that the tires are 8 years old?
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...All the tires are new and the same size, actually the same tires that came on the unit from the factory in 2007...
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Are you saying that the tires are 8 years old?
Don't think that's what he is saying. I understand it they are the same size as came on it EXCEPT new.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:11 PM   #5
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Thanks tmhyer, i don't tow so that never occurred to me...
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:56 PM   #6
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Any thoughts on having lowering shackles installed to make the vehicle sit level?

I'm getting tired of have to level the vehicle when I'm parking on level ground. I have no plans to ever tow a vehicle behind this motorhome.
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If you lower the rear end enough to level the coach you will reduce the rear end's ground clearance a lot.
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Lowering the chassis by raising the rear suspension can cause major problems including reducing your departure angle to the point that you may hit bottom going up a driveway.

Possible solutions:
Class C (Chevy) EZ Wireless System
https://lci1.com/level-up-motorhome-leveling-systems
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Are you saying that the tires are 8 years old?
I had the same reaction.

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The leveling jacks are easy to use and don't just level the rig, they provide stability as you move around inside.

Are the jacks just too much trouble?

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