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Old 06-07-2014, 10:10 AM   #241
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Have any of you mounted the 5 inch fence posts under your 27RLWS? l would like to know what length you cut them to that works out good. My trailer is in storage and I would like to have them all ready to install when I get it out at the end of the month. I have fabricated clamps to fit the frame so they will be under trailer just a little behind the left storage door. All I need to know is a good length for the posts . Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #242
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Ah? 5" fence posts? What would they be for?
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:54 PM   #243
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Not sure I understand what you are talking about.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #244
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It is a very popular mod in the modifications thread. Thought most people knew about it, sorry. It's mounting 5 inch square PVC fence posts under RV for sewer hose and folding RV ladder storage. The posts are 8 feet long and the trailer is 8 feet wide so there should probably be some cut off to make it less visible. I posted here as I have a 27RLWS but if nobody has made this mod on this trailer I'll go over to the mod thread. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:32 PM   #245
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Sounds great. Send some pics.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:00 PM   #246
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27RLWS

Okay Wayne here it is. Picked up the TT today and brought it home. No problem with the brakes it's the WDH which I greased. I did check my wheel well clearance on a nice flat road (in front of the house which is not a traffic issue). I have 3" of clearance from the top of the tire to the top of the fender well on the right side (dinette side). I measured the left side (kitchen slide) and discovered it was only 1 3/4 to 2". Spoke to the big guy at the CG where I store the TT and he said that could be an issue. I looked at the axle stickers and found they are both 3,500 lbs rated axles (hum). The dry weight of the 27RLWS is 6,353 and a never exceed cargo weight of 1,153. That's a 7,506 total weight give or take a few. The two axles at 3,500 is 7,000 lbs which leaves 506 pounds overweight. Does that make sense to you? It's no wonder she leans to one side going down the road. I get it that the kitchen slide would be heavier (?) than the dinette slide as the wardrobe slide is on the same side. But...there is nothing I store on that side, nor have I exceeded 500 pounds of normal stuff in the TT. I have a call into the dealership since Dexter didn't even want to here about it and told me to call Forest River direct. I'm going to see what the dealer can do and go from there.
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The designer would spec the axles assuming at least 10% of the weight will be on the tongue. You'd be wise to go to a CAT scale and weigh your trailer fully loaded to confirm the weights on each axle and the tongue.

Maybe someone else here can advise you on how to gets weights on each wheel to see if something is out of whack there.
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Here is the door sticker:
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That would make sense giving 10% + to the tongue weight being around 750 lbs plus. Still the lack of clearance is yet a concern.
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I agree that it's odd to have that much difference between the 2 sides. If you park the trailer on level ground side to side, do you still have the same difference in clearances?

If you've never taken the trailer to a scale it would be worth the peace of mind to confirm you're OK with your weights on the axles and that your weight is distributed well front to back.

Ask your dealer if they can weigh each wheel to see if you're a lot heavier on one side compared to the other which might cause the leaning if that's what's happening.

BTW, I watch this thread because I love the floor plan and would love to upgrade from my Roo to your floor plan some day.
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