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Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Front Landing Gear Question

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Question: When looking at my 365-SAQ head on, the left front landing gear looks crooked....when comparing to the right...

Picture attached, not sure if you can see it....but its slightly crooked...is it supposed to be?

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Looks kicked out to me.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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ALL of them are that way. A member here took his off and straightened it up and the trailer shook a LOT more, so he put it back where it was. Even though it looks funny, he is much happier now.
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ALL of them are that way. A member here took his off and straightened it up and the trailer shook a LOT more, so he put it back where it was. Even though it looks funny, he is much happier now.

Why one side and not the other, as evident in this picture?
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Thanks All

Monty, is yours like this on your 365? Looks odd, but i guess if that was the design...
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Monty, is yours like this on your 365? Looks odd, but i guess if that was the design...
No, I have the older style, but Dane's is like that as well as Marc's. I really have no idea why unless they were trying to miss something in the front or unless it is for stabilizing them.
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Looks to me like the right one is kicked in and the left is kicked out. If they are mounted like mine, they can be straightened in the mounts and I would definitely add cross stabilizers.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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Yo guys I saw this and had to laugh. When I got my 2013 365 home I started looking it over very closely and after seeing the substandard quality of the welds by Lippert on the pin box and frame I assumed the landing gear was installed incorrectly. So while readjusting the landing gear height I squared the legs up with some wedge spacers I made and found no ill effects, now we haven't spent an extended period of time in it yet but in the driveway in and out while loading it up with kids in and out there hasn't been any problems or additional movement. However I did call Lippert and they said this was designed that way to triangulate the stance and give added side to side movement reduction. I questioned them about the lateral packing and ram stresses and had noticed all the passenger side landing gear rams were wet or weepy with oil on all the new units. Their response was "no response", so having a working knowledge with hydraulic cylinders I chose to keep mine squared up to help the packing and cylinder work under the load and weight displacement it was designed to. Just my option.

On another note a lot of the new units have the jacks in front of and behind the axles this is absolutely my next addition these additional jacks really help to make this size of an RV rock solid on set up.

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CRAZY. So I am wondering if I make a warranty issue of this? Force them to repair? Or do you think Lippert will tell Forrest River, it was designed that way and functioning correctly?

Looks weird to me.
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CRAZY. So I am wondering if I make a warranty issue of this? Force them to repair? Or do you think Lippert will tell Forrest River, it was designed that way and functioning correctly?

Looks weird to me.
It sounds like Supercab says he called Lippert already and they say its by design.
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