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Old 08-01-2015, 09:32 AM   #11
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I'm annual and I'll stay for about 3 years, so it will be at the resort/park year round allowing me to save a slew of money for retirement (I have a big house) over and above my initials costs for this. At the end of 3 years I want a very small RV and intend to just take off and travel till I can't anymore. So this will be a good learning ground for me. it's just a 29 ft. unit and Half of the park is annual full timers.

The first guy looked at it and said no way, I do this for a living every day. I begged him to try. Turns out he was just lazy and unsure of himself. 2 other guys showed up with a machine from the dealership and it was in in less than 10 minutes by utilizing the 2 sites next to it and coming in sideways then turning it. But they chocked it and left. The original man, still there, connected the sewer line, said it didn't need to be leveled and then left. I connected the water line and electric. Held my breath and pushed the buttons.

Yes, I paid for full site install and full set up on the site. Part of the arrangement as without it I knew I couldn't do this on my own and have no truck, I knew squat at the time of purchase. They were quite eager to take all my cash (probably my first mistake), but after that the customer service really sucked. Thank god the teaching session was really good and I video taped it all.

Once set, the slides cleared the tree beautifully.

As for the site, it's not a doozy of a site but it is nice. The guy was just very unsure of himself. The 6 hours was mostly wait time on the other 2 guys. In the meantime, 2 other campers came by and said they got their rigs in there, longer than mine with little difficulty, just patience. The manager of the park came over and told him how they get rigs in there and the guy just bawked and told me to go find another site. That was out of the question for several reasons... one, it's too late to find a decent one and secondly I have plans for this site which is 35' by 90' and in the shade (which I have to have) as I work in my lanai presently and spend all day and evening outside as it is. Hence the tears of frustration and panic.

When all was said and done I looked at the unit and couldn't believe the tilt or how unsteady it feels inside. I tried using the leveling jacks to no avail.

I'll post some pics.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:54 AM   #12
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This is where they brought the unit through to get it in place. Looked like plenty of room to me.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:56 AM   #13
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They got it in
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:12 AM   #14
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Those are (NOT) leveling Jacks! You ( Will/Can) Damage them! If you Paid for (Set Up) Demand what you paid for! If it is that far off level you should (NOT) even use your Refer or Have put you slides Out! Youroo!!
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:17 AM   #15
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Assume you've been on the phone to the dealer demanding they finish the job you've already paid for?
If they refuse one of your campground neighbors with a truck should be able to help - doesn't look like too big a job.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:22 AM   #16
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This is the plan if I ever get this thing leveled
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:01 PM   #17
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This is crazy! Anyone with even a little experience could have knocked this out in an hour. Amazing the incompetence in the world today masquerading as skilled. I wish I was close to you and would just get this done. Can't believe what's wrong with everyone these days. Call the dealer and demand they finish the job. Post the dealer's name here so we can all call and complain. What gives? I wish you the best of luck and feel eventually it will get done right. As was said before me, you may not want to run the refrigerator until level but it may be Ok for that. hard to tell from pics just how un-level it is. Don't try to use the stabilizers for leveling.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:05 PM   #18
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That is not a park model TT so it shouldn't be any problem moving it to get it level. I would suggest you put pavers under both sides of the TT since you are on sandy soil (?) and it will most certainly settle in a 3 year period. Pavers would give it a larger footprint. Someone in the park should be able to help or give a specific location and I'm sure someone on this forum will help.
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[QUOTE=rsdata;941237]Florida is a big state...

If nobody is around, then getting a bottle jack to jack up the frame (not the axle between the sides of the tires) will bring up the low side so you can then put the boards under the tires.

Why would you jack the frame rather than the axle? First my frame is a LITE and only reinforced where there are load points so jacking the frame is limited, but I lift the axle and the bottle jack only has to lift about half inch to take the tire off the ground, then what ever more is needed to block as high as I need to block it. Seems that the travel to lift on the frame would have to include 4 to 6 inched of lifting and decompressing the springs. Isn't easier to lift at the Axle.

Thanks for your thoughts on this. Tom
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Thank you all for your input. Another long day, but I drove over to the dealership this morning, ran into one of the salesman who came to help them set it yesterday and decided to take the nice approach and just say, hey, guess what WE forgot to do? Long story short, he is coming to move it level himself. I really wish it didn't turn out to be such a fiasco. I bought it a month ahead of time, called them to make sure we were all set for the date, etc. Bought everything I needed, couldn't have been much more prepared. As for naming the dealership, I don't want to do that just yet. If you are local it's not hard to figure out, there's only one really big one around here. Hopefully everything will be fixed up and ready to start on the outside so we can move in. This is a whole new life for us and I just want it to be as homey and comfortable as is possible in one of these. Thanks for all your help folks, much appreciated. I did have to run off in the middle of the night, after you guys started posting and shut the slides and turn off the appliances. Newbie mistake.
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