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Old 04-06-2014, 08:49 AM   #101
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.... and removing the silly looking front legs. Since they don't have a purpose, I thought the legs would look better in a drawer in my garage.
Hmmmm ... never thought that they were decorative. Mine appears to be in contact with the ground but to be honest I never looked at it closely as I have had no problems with the sofa bed. Now it is in the shop so I can't even go and check.

One thing I need to modify is the drawer under the sofa bed which likes to open when we are underway.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:11 AM   #102
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Hmmmm ... never thought that they were decorative. Mine appears to be in contact with the ground but to be honest I never looked at it closely as I have had no problems with the sofa bed. Now it is in the shop so I can't even go and check.

One thing I need to modify is the drawer under the sofa bed which likes to open when we are underway.

We had similar issues with the drawer under the dinette seating. I found loose screws and corrected the problem by replacing them.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:35 AM   #103
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When backing our 27rlws we noticed the front tire was not vertically lined up with the rear tire and rim. It seemed to be slanted in at the top. It was backed up on a asphalt driveway, so a level surface. When placing an automotive jack under the axel and raising the trailer, the rim and tire seemed to straighten and sit straight vertically. Is this normal or is there a problem with the Torflex independent suspension ?
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #104
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I noticed that once when I was at Camping World on pavement - in my case the driver's side trailing tire seemed to have some negative camber compared with the front. I figured there must have been a local high spot under that tire.

After pulling the RV to the storage lot and parking it on earth the wheels were both vertical, while I know the earth underneath is not flat. I have not given it another thought since till now. Will look again when next I see the RV.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:49 AM   #105
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I had the same thing happen when I backed into the driveway and basically had to jackknife it to line it up correctly. Because it has a tandem axle. Sharp turns cause one of the axles to twist. I found an easy solution when backing my trailer into the driveway. Get some sand from Lowes of Home Depot and put down a thin layer where your wheels will travel. The trailer tires will not grip the surface and slip rather than bind. Worked very well backing and pulling it out. If the tires bind like that, don't let them stay in that position. If you can, pull forward to relieve the tension as you did. Try the sand. It works good.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:56 AM   #106
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I don't think the sofa is an issue on this model. It's probably the installers bad day. Wmoses when you look at the bottom of the sofa where it sits on the slide, the rear feet were removed to screw it down to the slide. The front of the sofa hangs over the slide so they left the front feet on to give that look. I imagine the installer has so little time to instal the sofa on the line that he slams it on and screws it down with no real sense of personal pride. Something American has lost in some areas. They don't build them as their own any more. If you think so, check out how they wired the TT. Wires everywhere and around everything. Not a clean job. I removed all the wires at the front of the TT and put split loom over them to protect them from sunlight and getting caught up on things we may run over.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #107
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Chuck - I agree on the sofa issue and will certainly look closely at mine if nothing else just to tighten everything up, but aside from that it works perfectly.

Agree with you on the slap-dash way these things are put together -- especially behind panels and in hidden areas you don't normally look at. Saw the wiring behind the breaker panel / hall cupboard area and it is a rats nest. I like your split loom under the RV. Will do that when I finish off routing my Flojet 12V power wire from battery to sewer outlet area.
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I forgot to mention the wires above the hitch side of the awning are exposed as well. I have some small split loom to cover those as well. The UV fades the wires and they eventually crack. I'm a big proponent for keeping as much out of the sun as possible.
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I gigot to mention the wires above the hitch side of the awning are exposed as well. I have some small split loom to cover those as well. The UV fades the wires and they eventually crack. I'm a big proponent for keeping as much out of the sun as possible.
Split loom sound like a good idea for awning wires. Backing up in my drive is a tight turn made tougher with primetime easy tow wide spread axles. I have to backup perfect to make the turn into the drive.
I will be trying the sand for sure.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:08 PM   #110
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That's tight. There is a row of trees across the street with no room to back it up other than to jackknife it at the last second. The sand makes a huge difference.
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