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Old 09-01-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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We picked up our 2017 3010ds 5 days ago. We were having it alignment, and noticed the passenger side was 2 inches lower at the rear than the drivers side.
We are waiting for Forest Rivers response. No it is not overloaded. Same equipment as the 3012 3100ss we traded.

Any one have this problem?
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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Be sure to check with the Sunseeker division, not Forest River proper.
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Sorry, but I have to ask if you checked the air bag pressure. Our 2017 3010DS had a bad leak on the passenger side bag top connector. It would go from 70 to 10psi in an 8 hour drive. Dealer tightened it and it has held 70 for three weeks.
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air bags are ok . putting more air in one did not bring it up.
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We picked up our 2017 3010ds 5 days ago. We were having it alignment, and noticed the passenger side was 2 inches lower at the rear than the drivers side.
We are waiting for Forest Rivers response. No it is not overloaded. Same equipment as the 3012 3100ss we traded.

Any one have this problem?
Our 2017 2300 sits a little low on the passenger side but not 2", I messed around with the air pressures in each bag and got it pretty level side to side now.. Being new to the motorhome world is a alignment necessary righ out of the gate on a new coach? My seems to drive straight enough but the steering wheel is out of center by a tad and I can swear if you look straight on at the front tires it looks like they are tipped out at the top... Where does on take a class c to get a alignment done? I'm assuming the dealer whee we bought it doesn't have a alignment rack and I know my local ford dealer doesn't have doors tall enough to get the rig in their shop!
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:05 PM   #6
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air bags are ok . putting more air in one did not bring it up.
Is there a way to measure the bag pressure? You say you put air in, how do you know it is holding air?
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:24 AM   #7
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Our 2017 2300 sits a little low on the passenger side but not 2", I messed around with the air pressures in each bag and got it pretty level side to side now.. Being new to the motorhome world is a alignment necessary righ out of the gate on a new coach? My seems to drive straight enough but the steering wheel is out of center by a tad and I can swear if you look straight on at the front tires it looks like they are tipped out at the top... Where does on take a class c to get a alignment done? I'm assuming the dealer whee we bought it doesn't have a alignment rack and I know my local ford dealer doesn't have doors tall enough to get the rig in their shop!
An alignment should not be necessary as soon as it's purchased unless it somehow got knocked out of alignment after Ford or GM aligned it at the factory.

I think E Series alignment is positive camber so it would be correct that the top would be "tipped out" slightly.

Where to get it aligned is a good question - you just need to call around to alignment shops, including truck shops.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:24 AM   #8
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your info advises an alignment when new. Ours was out, and now we do not have the sway.
the air only corrected 1/4 inch.

We are waiting for our dealer to hear from Sunseeker.
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The firestone airbags are meant to raise and lower the rear to level out the coach. It sounds like one side has less air than the other.
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:28 AM   #10
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air bags are ok . putting more air in one did not bring it up.

Something doesn't sound right there. Putting air in *should* move it up...assuming you are not already over inflated. It may still not solve your issue but if putting air in does not change anything at all, somethings wrong with your airbags.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:44 AM   #11
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Dump all your air out of the air bags and re measure .if you are still off by two inches side to side and not overloaded on one side or the other you either have suspension problems or a bent or twisted frame
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:09 PM   #12
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we got to an inch with 70 lb in the passenger side bag, and 40 lb in the drivers side. we will keep an eye on it.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:58 PM   #13
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Our 2015 2700 sits lower on the passenger site as well.

I've never measured the difference side to side.

Both air bags have the exact same pressure. I haven't tried airing up one side.
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Ok ppl. We have a 2012 3100ss and this is our first MH we got in Apr 2015. I'm reading the post about passenger side being a little lower. We did not get any owners manual and what FR sent us is VERY generic. Do we have airbags that I don't know about?
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Ok ppl. We have a 2012 3100ss and this is our first MH we got in Apr 2015. I'm reading the post about passenger side being a little lower. We did not get any owners manual and what FR sent us is VERY generic. Do we have airbags that I don't know about?
To my knowledge sunseeker puts air bags standard on all their class c motorhomes, I have a 2300 and inside the storage compartment on each side of the coach (compartments nearest to the rear wheels on mine) there is a valve stem just like you would find on a tire mounted on the inside of the compartment about 1/2 way up on the wall. These are to air up the air bags if you have them.
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Old 11-20-2016, 07:45 PM   #16
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Our 2300 Chevy sits an inch lower on the passenger side, measured at the rear bumper.

As to the height adjustment range with air bags, I found that with the coach empty, the air bags raise the bumper about one inch at any psi setting over 10 or 20. In other words, it doesn't matter if I put 20 or 100, as far as ride height. It might be different with a big load on board.
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