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Old 09-03-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Tongue jack

I've noticed that the top of the tongue jack is tilted back slightly. It's been like that from new, (TT was new in spring of 2012). Is it normal, or should I have the dealer look at it? There doesn't seem to be a issue with it that way. It just doesn't look right. I'll attach a picture.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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I've noticed that the top of the tongue jack is tilted back slightly. It's been like that from new, (TT was new in spring of 2012). Is it normal, or should I have the dealer look at it? There doesn't seem to be a issue with it that way. It just doesn't look right. I'll attach a picture.

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I would lay a square on the frame and sight it. Looks like the whole frame is tilted and the jack is pretty square with the frame.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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The main frame of the trailer is level, the "A" frame from the parallel rails to the tongue is angled slightly up towards the front. I'm assuming it's normal being a part of the manufacturing of the trailer.
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The main frame of the trailer is level, the "A" frame from the parallel rails to the tongue is angled slightly up towards the front. I'm assuming it's normal being a part of the manufacturing of the trailer.
I have never seen an rv trailer with the A frame on an angle, but I guess they could do it. I would be taking the trailer back to the dealer for that alone, or go look at some others of the same make & model as see if they are similar to yours. I would also be looking at the joint where the A frame connects to the main frame for either bending or cracks just for peace of mind.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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You could put a washer as a spacer between the mounting flange and the tongue on the 2, rearmost mounting bolts of the jack to 'true' it up, assuming that there'd be no interference where the jack fits through the tongue.

It's really very minor relative to the function of the jack...I'd leave it.

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Edit: Good point dunnc...can't say that I've ever seen the tongue not straight with the frame.
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I'm going to contact the dealer, or forest river to verify its normal. The trailer was new in the spring. The jack functions normally as is, & doesn't seem to be an issue. It almost seems like it was built that way, but doesn't hurt to check into it.
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Looked at several pictures of 2012 22 ft Wildwood X-Lite TT and they all appear to have the A frame parallel with the main frame. Don't want to be an alarmist, but I would certainly start looking at the A frame/main frame joint for cracks, bending, etc. As for the jack, to me it looks pretty square, but you could do what Dave suggests and shim it to the vertical.
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Thanks everyone! Its not angled that much, but it's not the same as the main rails. I'll look for cracks & signs of bending as well.
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I had a good look at the frame where it joins the A frame. Everything looks good that I could see, nothing is bent or cracked at any of the welds & appears very solid.
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I put a square at the base of the jack & it's definitly tilted. The frame is actually pretty level. The propane tank mount is level as well. I'm going to ask the dealer about the jack though.
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