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Old 09-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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just got our 2012 3001w went 1471 miles from dallas to goshen & picked it up, met our daughter in ny city for shopping trip, but cut short due to hurricaiine so left & went to gettysburg until it passed then back to liberty harbor they caught a flight out of newark we left for washington dc & slowly back to dallas following in the cool air . my question is when you park on a level surface & put the stabilizer jacks down, the trailer is level from side to side & front to back. when you extend your slideouts the trailer tips to the side 1 & 1/2 inch to the slide side , so the trailer is unlevel & you sleep with your head lower than your feet. if you set your wheels on a block to compensate the slideout on the bedroom still dropps 1&1/2 inch any ideas??
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:54 AM   #12
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Mine does the same thing. I learned to set it half a bubble high on that side and it levels out when you extend the slides.

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:14 AM   #13
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I leave ours slightly slide side low to keep any rain away from the slide seals.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:18 AM   #14
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Thanks for the reply about the TV. Yep...I also noticed the price drop at GORV in Evans. Looks like they lost 2 customers on that unit. As far as I know its still on the lot and its a 2011 model.
Just got back from 2 weeks in the boonies with my 8317 SS. Everything worked well. I managed to mess up my rig a bit on a big rock I didn't see. Trashed the stairs and a bit of the under carriage panel. Guess I know what I'll be doing this winter. Oh well, gives me a reason to drop the underside paneling and take a look around.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:29 AM   #15
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so you just block up the whwwls on that side & take a readong on the level? & where do you mount the level
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:42 PM   #16
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What kind of miles per gallon did you get with the tundra? We have the 2011 & tow with 2011 Dodge 1/2 ton with 5.7 & get 8mpg
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #17
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What kind of miles per gallon did you get with the tundra? We have the 2011 & tow with 2011 Dodge 1/2 ton with 5.7 & get 8mpg
Just for an interesting comparison, I tow with a 2010 Dodge RAM 1500 5.7 also and with the Tow/Haul mode selected I've never averaged less than 10 mpg for a long trip. Last night I moved my TT about 50 miles from my seasonal spot to the dealer for a little warranty work before a trip next week. Averaged 10.7 mpg from campground to dealer lot. Mostly highway travel, averaging about 60.

And btw, I too block the slide side a little high to offset the lean that the suspension apparently allows when parked with the slides out.

Just some thoughts to share...
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #18
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ditto on rasing the opposite side a bit to accomdate the slide outs...thats we do..on the mileage, we get average 10.5 - 11.0 at 62 MPH, rpms at 1700 in tow mode...not climbing mountains with the TV but does well on flat...new TV is next
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:54 PM   #19
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My Ram may get better when I get more miles on it. I only have 5000 miles on the speedo now plus I have a 3,21 rear end as I didn't have TT at time I bought the truck I'm useing Equal-i-zer WD as well I didn't think about raiseing the slide side have you noticed a diff. All so I've been towing at freeway speed Limit of 70 to 75
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70 to 75mph on tires that are just rated to 65? Hmm, I tow around 60, better for milage and safer if one of those cheap Chinese tires decides to fail.
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